By Thom Yee
“You were made to be ruled.”
So began the trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers. And it seems that truer words were never spoken. Ruled by revenue expectations, ruled by fan expectations, ruled by audience needs for a comfortable movie rather than a challenging one. As Tom Hiddleston’s Loki puts it, “Freedom is life’s great lie. Once you accept that… in your heart… you will know peace.” The Avengers is technically a good movie. It’s pretty clear by now that, with well over $1.5 billion in worldwide ticket sales,
Disney’s Marvel’s The Avengers was, at the very least, a real crowd pleaser.
And that’s what I hate about it. Continue reading