I can’t believe it’s not the Justice League

Three thoughts about the Avengers movie:

Joss Whedon’s debt to the 1980s Keith Giffen and JM DeMatteis approach, for the kind of writing that has since become linked to him by name, has never been more clear.

The whole all-you-can-eat green-screen approach, whereby any time the camera pans round behind someone to show what they’re looking at they’re clearly looking at the insides of a warehouse in a far-off and cheaper state, must truly be a dead loss if a DP as great as Seamus McGarvey can’t figure out a way to make it breathe.

Needless to say, if Janet van Dyne eventually turns up in this flavour of the Marvel Universe and carries on like this, I am going to have some kind of coronary incident.

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