Movie Review: The Avengers

Joss Whedon is a genius. He not only made a great film, but he also successfully reinvigorated four suffering franchises. That’s an epic move for Marvel, who will now be able to capitalize on the missteps of other directors, who caused significant damage to Hollywood’s biggest money-makers (see ‘Iron Man 2’ and Edward Norton’s ‘The Hulk’). The plot might actually be less important than the dialogue. All you need to know is someone is trying to destroy the world, and The Avengers are commissioned to prevent it. Their unity proves to be a hilariously difficult task, and they often spend more time fighting each other than the enemy. Does it get better than Iron Man insulting Thor’s dated manner of speaking, or everyone insulting The Hulk’s awful temper? The beauty of this film is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s an action film worth every penny, which is something difficult to achieve in such an ailing economy.


Sarah Michelle Gellar Hates Buffy Reboot Idea — Wasn’t Her Show a Rip-Off Too?

Sarah Michelle Gellar has trashed the idea of remaking the film, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, saying, “I think it’s a horrible idea. To try to do a ‘Buffy’ without Joss Whedon, I mean that’s, like, honestly, to be incredibly non-eloquent: that’s the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard. It was a movie. It’s been made. It stars Kristy Swanson. They made it. They don’t need to make another one!” Um . . . am I missing something? If Sarah Michelle Gellar’s objection is that the remake idea is unoriginal, one could say the exact same thing about the television show that made her famous, since it was based on the original film. Furthermore, the original film was terrible, so I’m not sure why there’s such an objection to executing a famous concept with a better writer.