Tonight, I’m going to The Avengers midnight premier. Well, actually the 12:20 showing, but close enough. The midnight show was already sold out, so that should tell you how popular this movie is already.
The plot centers around four well-known superheroes coming together to fight some crazy super villian. The studios also decided to throw in a couple lesser-known superheroes (as if four wasn’t enough), plus the great Samuel L. Jackson (who is pretty much playing himself, but with an eyepatch).
The film is written and directed by Joss Whedon, creator of numerous TV series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse. More recently, Whedon helped co-write and produce The Cabin In The Woods, which has thus far been a good box office draw.
Personally, I think The Avengers should be pretty good (…and so does everyone else, but whatever). At first I was afraid it would just be a ridiculous explosion-fest, but from what I’ve heard, the script goes a little deeper than that.
Also, I’ve never been to a midnight premier, so that should be a good atmosphere. I just hope I don’t get stuck in the front row…
Oh, and I’m calling this now. They’re going to set up for a sequel.
You heard it here first.