When I saw this the first time, it was in a crowded theater, with everyone (else) laughing at all the “jokes.” It wasn’t until I saw it the second time, in a pretty-much-empty theater (with no one laughing), that I realized how many obnoxious pauses for laughter (disguised as cutaway reaction shots) there were in this.
I have to admit, the story made more (or I should say, “some”) sense to me the third time I saw this, but I still disliked several big things (I’ll spare you my list of little things):
1. The “rinse and repeat” style battle at the end.
2. The Avengers fighting with each other more than they fought the bad guys.
3. The pauses for laughter mentioned above.
There’s admittedly nothing wrong with any of the characters, and Mark Ruffalo is a better Bruce Banner than Edward Norton. I still love Edward Norton’s take on the character, too, though.
Way too much CGI and explosions for me. I understand that’s the type of movie it is, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.
There’s so little here that I’m actually proud of them for keeping it to a minimum.
As I mentioned earlier, this was a little better the third time, but honestly, three times is too many. The first time, I had high hopes. The second time, I knew what I was in for and went because my friend wanted to see it. The third time was a boring chore.
I really hope I never have to see this again.