Hello, this is Maggie Wilson of "Breaking News With Maggie"...again. :} I'm here with my special guest, Rachel Benson, to discuss the most amazingly awesome movie of 2012 so far: The Avengers! :D
M: So, Miss Benson, when did you see the film?
R: Um, 2 weekends ago...remember? You were with me.
M: (trying to remain patient) Yes, I remember, but we were going to do this in interview form, right? Work with me here.
R: (slightly embarrassed) Right! Sorry.
M: What were your thoughts on the film, Miss Benson?
M: I see you brought your Thor action figure with you. I'm assuming he's your favorite character?
M: (panicked) Keep it down, will you? If you keep talking like that, Emma will hear you and think you're talking about Rumpelstiltskin, and I am SO not going to turn this into an interview about "Once Upon a Time"!! She's been on a Belle and Rumpelstiltskin kick ever since Mama let her watch that one episode. (Shaking head) Just what she needed...another obsession! She already torments us with Bollywood music night and day...isn't that enough?
R: (laughing) Sorry! I just meant that I really enjoyed Mark Ruffalo's portrayal of Bruce/Hulk. And I know you enjoyed Iron Man.
M: Iron Man is awesome! He's the coolest action figure out of everyone, too! Seriously, I loved how he kept his sarcastic, egocentric humor, but you saw softer sides of him in this film. For instance, the way he reached out to Bruce, or his sacrificial decisions towards the end of the movie. (That's not a spoiler, people! Superheroes can make sacrificial decisions with a variety of outcomes, okay?) It was neat to see him grow as a character. And Captain America was pretty amazing, too. Oh, and Hawkeye...well, really, they were all pretty brilliant! And seriously, how cool was it to finally see all of these characters together? I loved the way they all played off each other.
R: No kidding! What I also loved was the way they all changed for the better as a result of knowing and working with each other. I really appreciated the themes of teamwork, selflessness, and sacrifice that were displayed throughout the movie.
M: And of course, there were some great laughs, too!
R: (grinning) Definitely! My favorite parts were Loki and Hulk, Hulk punching Thor across the room after they'd just worked together, Thor's line about Loki being adopted, and Iron Man's line about hoping no one had kissed him. I'd say more, but I don't want to spoil it for those of you who haven't seen it yet. Hopefully those of you who have will know exactly what I'm talking about and have a good laugh remembering. ;)
M: I think one of my favorite movie quotes was from Captain America, talking to Black Widow about Thor and Loki (I don't think it will spoil anything to quote it): "There's only one God, Ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that." Classic! :D
R: I loved that line too! :)
M: Now, unfortunately, we can't recommend this movie for everyone.
R: (shaking head) Sadly, no. There's a whole lot of action violence, and while it's not unnecessarily gory, it's still very intense and a lot of characters get hurt. There is one fatal injury for a somewhat majorish character. Oh, and Natasha wears some pretty tight and low-cut clothing. Plus, some of the alien bad guys are pretty creepy-looking!
M: (chuckling) Yeah, Tess wouldn't sleep for a week if she saw this movie! It also has some swearing and a few innuendos, which is sooo annoying! Movies do NOT need that garbage to succeed! I wish Hollywood would realize that! Anyway, if any of you would like to know more about the content of the movie before watching it, you can check out Plugged In's review. They're a Christian movie review website affiliated with Focus on the Family that lists all possible objectionable content in movies.
Now, in closing, we thought we'd show you what we got for our birthdays (in addition to getting to see the movie together). Mama and all the dolls pitched in and got us these totally awesome Avengers Movie Edition Squinkies!! We were totally geeking out over these. ;)
Aren't they just AMAZING?! :D
Here we are with the whole crew (sorry about the lighting in this pic...I'm not sure what happened there!).
This set includes Iron Man (yay for me!)...
...Captain America (still looking a bit tubby in his Squinkie form, but not quite as bad as Rachel's Christmas one!)...
...Thor (yay for Rachel!)...
...Hulk (smashing, as usual) ;)...
...Nick Fury, shown here on top of the S.H.I.E.L.D. ship (boy, someone really goofed on their proportions!)...
...Natasha, aka Black Widow...
...Hawkeye, shown here on the nifty Avengers platform that came with the set...
...and the platform by itself, just so you get a better look.
The only one we could have done without was Loki. And speaking of which, I've just gotta say, this has to be the dumbest looking bad-guy outfit of all time! I LOVE how Iron Man called him "Reindeer Games" in the movie. It totally fits that ridiculous helmet! Still, I suppose having Loki around gives our Avengers someone to battle. :}
Well, that's about it for now. Thanks for tuning in. Rach...I mean, Miss Benson, any final words?
R: Um, not really. Thanks for having me, and I hope you all enjoyed the post! :)
M: This has been "Breaking News with Maggie". This is Maggie Wilson, signing off.
Both: "Avengers, Assemble!"
(M: How come they didn't use that line in the movie? Just sayin'!)
P.S. Sorry this post has been so long in coming. Now that all 3 of Mama's girls are home all the time, it's super hard to get to the computer without being spotted! They're so unexpected, too! They seem to pop up out of nowhere! :}
Oh, and you also probably noticed the lack of pictures of our day at the movies. Let's just say it was one of those days that we were so busy enjoying the moment that we didn't do a great job documenting it. Plus, our one pic turned out really fuzzy. Oh well! Such is life! ;)