I think I always open movie reviews with, “I’m not sure how this is going to go,” but it’s because my movie watching experiences tend to vary wildly. This time around I saw the flick with the family. I have never before watched a movie for the first time with my wife and my son – not a grown-up movie that I actually cared about, anyway.
I forgot the lesson I learned with Avengers, which was that a five-year-old does not have the same standards of movie pacing that I do. While I thought that Avengers moved along at breakneck speeds the first time I saw it, I learned that there is actually an enormous amount of people talking and not doing superhero things while wearing superhero costumes. I know this because it was pointed out to me by a five-year-old. Every couple of minutes.
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