Have you seen those posts that’s been popping up lately? The ones with stills from people’s favorite films and why that particular movie is important to them?
Maybe it’s just me and the company I’m always tagging along with.
I’ve thought about about doing something like that here - my own top list of films that are my personal favorite. This is going to be a random list unless specified, but each of the films in this running series will be one that’s had a big impact on me.
Also, by “running series,” I mean I could post the next episode tomorrow, or in a month. Just depends on the breeze in this LA air.
The Avengers (Joss Whedon) was a cumulation of a dream. Many dreams, actually. From Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, and the other minds at Marvel to Kevin Feige and the MCU, the idea of our favorite superheroes joining on screen was finally realized in 2012. There’s been hundreds of thousands of words dedicated to the film, the MCU, and how Marvel has revamped and redefined what blockbuster cinema will look like in the decades to come.
There’s another person who dreamed of this movie as a kid - me. Being a child of the 90’s, I had a very healthy (or unhealthy, to some family members) collection of comics, toys, costumes, and makeshift weapons that would let me web-swing my way through home and school hallways. Friends would immediately begin yells of “I’m Captain America” and “You’re always Spider-Man!” (I was. Suck it, Ellis.) as soon as we dumped our weekly comics in a pile and dove in. So, when the MCU’s Phase 1 led to the finale of the Alan Silvestri-scored masterpiece of The Avengers, all those years of investing in these characters surged in my chest.
Especially at this scene. Oh yeah. You know the one.
HOW CAN YOU NOT BE HYPE AT THAT?!
The music, that dolly move, “I’m always angry” - I have to fight not to yell every time I see it.
It’s a rare thing to see your dreams come true in the movies. Even rarer when the movie is better than your dream ever could be. And that’s why The Avengers will alway be one of my favorite films of all time.