For most of us, the Avengers premiered with a bang at midnight today. It was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Not only is it an action film starring superheroes, but it ties together at least 5 films and a ton of characters into one movie. Fans of the comics and newcomers alike were also dying to see whether Joss Whedon’s touch would make the film a hit or a dud. The polarizing Buffy, Firefly, and Cabin in the Woods creator definitely drew a crowd. Midnight premieres across the country were packed with fans waiting to see the film. Some wore t-shirts and accessorized according to their favorite Avengers character. Others went for full costumes.
It’s the question that’s plagued us since childhood conversations around the water fountain: “Who would win in a fight?”. Everyone has a hero or two and while it may not make any sense for them to get into a fight, when faced with a friend’s hero, finding out which was the better of the two always involved a fictional face-off. It didn’t matter if it was Bill Nye vs. Beakman or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. the Power Rangers. Figuring out which was best at what they actually did meant figuring out how well they’d hold up in a physical fight. It didn’t make any sense then and it doesn’t now, but the temptation still exists. In fact, the feeling is so prominent that sometimes the source material will cave in or even beat us to the punch.