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The Avengers

Who is ready for the new Avengers movie? I know I am. I’ve been waiting for it ever since the studio announced it. It’s the summer go-to movie, which I also suspect will break every conceivable opening day record known to humanity—not that I’m making a big deal out of it or anything.

The Avengers
The Avengers

Freedom Friday wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t tell you which character of the team I love the most.

Okay, forget about the suspense. My favorite Avenger has to be Captain America. I like him because he stands for good. When I say that I don’t mean he represents good, but sometimes does bad things for the benefit of the good. He genuinely represents the crystal clear interpretation of virtue. He attempts to stay within the confines of the law, and he sticks to decisions that will not compromise his character.

My second favorite is Thor. He’s great. I love the character to death. In the first Thor movie he announces an awful lot. He announces when he’s hungry. He announces his intention to leave. And he announces his glorified ego as the God of Thunder. Like I said, he announces a lot. But you know what? I love that the most about him. There’s no lying in him. He says what he’s going to do, then does it. No second guessing.

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Iron Man is my third favorite. Gosh, and here I thought Thor had an ego. Iron Man takes the prize for the most befitting rendition of a contemporary AC/DC song ever. Whenever his alter ego Tony Stark walks into a room, it’s all about him. And why not? He’s earned it. He’s saved the earth a few times in the comics, so a little hero worship does Iron Man justice.

Rounding out my favorites is Black Widow as the kick-ass martial arts expert. Does anyone get excited whenever a gang of thugs has her surrounded with an impenetrable wall of bodies, six-packs and all? I’ll be the first to put up my hand. Then there’s Hulk—oh, yeah. Whenever I see him on screen all I can hear in my head is: Hulk. Smash. I don’t think you need me to explain what that means.

Of all the villains The Avengers have fought Loki is best of all of them. This is what a true villain is all about. He stands for evil, but he does it such a way that it’s difficult to hate the guy. He has a certain appeal with the audience, and I’m one of those guys he has a fan for life.

Now, what would I love to see in future Avengers movies? This is an easy question to answer. Spider-Man. Oh, what an amazing movie to have Spider-Man in the midst of all those superheroes. His sarcastic remarks would play well against Captain America’s matter-of-fact approach to situations. Hey, wouldn’t it be even more awesome if Wolverine were thrown into the mix? Wouldn’t that be something? Imagine the banter that would go back and forth between Spidey and Wolverine. I’d go see it, and I’m pretty sure the entire planet would, too!

Jack is looking forward to Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Who is your favorite Avenger and why? Are you going to see the new movie hitting theaters today?

Author:

Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

13 thoughts on “The Avengers

  1. I would go for Iron Man thanks to Robert Downey Jnr’s portrayal bringing a touch of the maverick to the set up. Wasn’t too keen on the second and third Iron Man movies, and preferred the first Captain America film to the second, but what I like about the Avengers is the whole Marvel Universe thing: it’s almost like cinema becoming as comprehensive as television at a time when television is becoming as ambitious as cinema.

    1. Ah, the joys and perks of working at the theater. I used to get freebies, posters, and movies when I used to work in the movie industry. It was great. Enjoy!

  2. Got my ticket for a Sunday matinee. I assume you know Spider-Man is confirmed for Captain America: Civil War, which means he might be in Avengers 3. Very happy that SONY and Disney/Marvel made that deal. Sadly, FOX probably won’t let any of the X-Men characters go. Honestly, I’m kind of over Wolverine, so I’m kind of okay with him being in a different franchise.

    Favorite Avenger from the movies: Captain America. I think it’s because he comes off as the most human of the group. There’s a noble humility and honor that I find more interesting than the other personalities. I keep wondering how well that will hold up as he deals with darker and darker things. Probably ‘helps’ that after watching the first Cap movie, I think he has the best final line of any of the Marvel movies. ‘I had a date.’ That’s it and it seemed oddly telling about the character.

  3. I am a simple guy. To many characters and I lose out. I liked Die Hard one for it was Willis against a group of non people. They all looked alike and basically you counted them out with little idea they were people. Character development on them was lost. Simple. They lived and died with no names. Yet I liked the movie. Avengers is akin to this. I like the concept but they are to simple with no character. Thor, a one line guy. A couple of side views and on to the next one. Not deep, not real and perfect for a movie.

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