(This review may contain spoilers).
I watched this movie with my niece, after my night shift ended. I’d been quite taken with the possibility of seeing two Avengers not yet shown in most of the Avengers movies (Ant-Man kinda counts… but not really).
There was a bit more violence than I was expecting, though my niece did enjoy watching this well enough. I thought the first scene did a good job of establishing Steve’s character… though I was somewhat confused about his relationship with the other members of his platoon.
It was interesting to see Bruce Banner in this movie and his obsession with trying to figure out the serum. I did feel sorry for Betty, since it couldn’t have been easy for her being with Bruce.
I felt very sorry for Iron Man, particularly knowing that he experienced something similar in the comics. It was cool to see Tony in his other element, though… even if it was hard to reconcile someone who likes partying and women with someone who worked alone as a hero.
There were some amusing moments in this, especially when Thor made his original appearance. My niece and I both laughed at that scene. I also particularly liked Giant-Man and Wasp. It was cool to see them in this incarnation and I liked the way they bantered, even while clearly caring deeply for each other.
There were some good elements of conflict and tension in this movie. I think my niece was a bit disappointed that Hulk took a while to appear… but she seemed happy when he did.
I did also like seeing Natalia in this. I would have liked to be able to see more of her interacting with some of the others. I didn’t think the graphics were anything special, but I did like the designs of the characters and there were some really nice images, especially the one in the graveyard.
This film doesn’t really follow the comics completely, but it is entertaining to watch. I’ve already promised my niece will be watching the sequel in the future.