Okay, first let me say that I am one of the biggest fans ever of almost every character in The Avengers. I mean, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk are my all-time favorite superheroes. The thing that I have to gripe about though is the poster.
The first thing that jumps out at me is that Iron Man is not there. Robert Downey Jr. is NOT Iron Man. Yes, he does an exceptional job playing billionaire playboy, Tony Stark, but he is not Iron Man. Iron Man is the suit and yes… the mask. I get that rich movie stars need their face time. I get that he needs to take the mask off from time to time to remind the idiot audience that Robert Downey Jr. is such a great actor. I mean, isn’t that why ever space movie character changed to helmets that not only had a huge bubble but lighting “toward” the face so WE could see who it was. And don’t think I overlooked Captain America – Chris Evans‘ agent insisted his face was more important than Cap’s mask. Don’t even get me started on Nick Fury… ugh. Hollywood is so retarded.
Rant aside. I am really looking forward to seeing this film (and will be in about an hour.) This has to be the biggest buildup to a fan boy movie ever. We are talking six feature films leading up to The Avengers as well as cameos in several others. It is a long time in the making, but I am sure I will dig it.