I can’t believe it’s Thursday already! I’m gearing up for an insanely busy weekend that consists of staying in my apartment most of the time. What’s that? You think that’s an oxymoron? Well, I’m not so sure I will be able to just walk around my neighborhood…
The NATO Summit is here. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about people being able to protest if they want to protest. But I heard on the radio that the Chicago police bought two sound cannons. Offices are encouraging their employees to wear casual clothes and backpacks rather than suits and briefcases. My building is taking its own precautions. There could be anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 people. It promises to be an interesting weekend.
I became a fan of all the characters through my brother. Thanks to him, I’ve seen the Iron Man movies, Captain America, Hulk and Thor. Needless to say, I was pretty well versed in all of their histories before this movie began.
Overall, I really enjoyed it! The movie is long – two hours and 20 minutes – but it moved quickly from scene to scene and there were never any parts that I felt dragged on for too long. The plot was entertaining, though I have to say a few of the special effect villains had Lauren and I laughing rather than scared out of our wits. I’m guessing that wasn’t the goal. That said, the fighting was exciting and being able to see it in 3D was even better. It’s amazing how much 3D movies have improved from back when we were wearing those painful red and blue glasses.
I would definitely recommend The Avengers if you are a fan of superhero films.
Before the movie, we went to Noodles & Company for dinner. I had my favorite Med Salad, made with romaine, mixed greens, tomato, cucumbers, red onion, olives, cavatappi pasta, spicy yogurt dressing and feta.
Are you a fan of superhero movies? If so, who is your favorite?
I could pretend that my brother is the reason I watch these movies, but I really do love them all on my own. I have a lot of favorites, but I really enjoy the X-Men movies and am looking forward to The Amazing Spider-Man this summer.
Bonus: Even if you aren’t a fan of the movies, what superpower would you want?
It’s always a toss up between flying and invisibility for me. Then I have to remember that I’m afraid of heights, and the choice seems easy. Though I think invisibility could lead to a lot of trouble…