The Avengers Movie Review

(This was originally posted at

Hello, my name is Michael (better known as the husband of the Coupon Geek) and I’m the guy who runs the IT for her website. Recently, I was able to watch a special sneak preview of Marvel Comic’s The Avengers in IMAX 3D. This was my first IMAX 3D movie I’ve ever seen! At first, I was skeptical of the 3D experience, but I gotta tell you, it made the movie! I highly
recommend that when you see this movie (and you should see this movie) that you watch it in IMAX 3D.

The Avengers

The movie itself was great. As the 6th movie the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers brought together the iconic Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow, all introduced in previous movies (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger). The movie was an action packed 2 1/2 hours. Although long by modern movie standards, the movie didn’t feel long. I think everyone in the theater would have been happy for it to have been even longer so we could enjoy this great fantasy movie that Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment created for us. One thing that I noticed during the movie was several unexpected moments of great humor. In the middle of a heavily packed action scene, a very funny segment was added. The humor didn’t detract from the action! The entire audience would laugh at these and helped, I believe, the audience related on a more human level to these super heroes.

The movie ends, leaving you satisfied, but wanting more! The credits roll, but don’t think about standing up and leaving! In a moment or two, in a post credit scene, you’ll find out who was really behind everything that happened in this movie, and, perhaps, we are introduced to the villain for the next movie. So hang in there even though everyone around you is ready to go!

And is this surprising reveal really in movie #7? I know I can’t wait to find out!

4 Truths and 2 Lies: Quirky things about me

Maria tagged me for this game where you have to list 6 quirks about yourself.

4 of these are true and 2 are made up.

How well do you really know me?  Do you know which ones are made up? Who knows all the crazy things about me?

1. When I was in high school, I had a really bad poem published in a book of poetry.

2. Growing up, I wanted to be a police officer.

3. Someday, I’d like to move to the midwest and have life slowdown.

4. Growing up, I would talk in my sleep.  In fact, I have argued in my sleep with other family members who were also asleep in the same room I was in.

5. I once meet the entire cast of Star Trek: Voyager at the now closed Star Trek: The Experience.

6. I enjoy watching Saturday morning cartoons with Mikey; in fact, I think I like them more than he does!


Well there you go! Which ones are true?

I tag: Denise, Kinsly, and Anthony

Smallville is back!

I’m watching the first Smallville episode of 2006 tonight. So far, the teaser must be later in the episode. What is that pill that Jonathan took? Why is that girl so much into Lex? It seems Lana is more interested in sex than Clark is. Why is Lionel so against Lex running for Senate? It seems strange for a father to donate money to someone running against his son.