Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Avengers (2012)

Getting a fanboy's director to helm a superhero movie was the wisest and most radical choice the modern studio system can make.

The Avengers, with its evocation of pulp entertainment, group dynamics, and serialised conventions of the comic book genre, is well-made and appealing to comic book fans.

No surprise that Whedon, Abrams, and other fanboy directors are getting drafted by studios to head more scifi/comics franchises.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 2 May 2012.

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