I don't remember ever going to a Midnight showing of a movie before. As a child, I was too busy swimming to actually think about doing things that took me off my schedule. As an adult, it just never seemed important enough. I always knew I could go to the movie later in the week and without all those people. However, we put together a small group to go see Avengers. I still almost backed out. I am just not a late night person and I have been exhausted this week. Truly squeezed dry.
Got there almost two hours before the movie started. Two hours! And the line was already wrapped a few times around the movie theater. We were lucky though because one of the people in our group had cousins who had been there since 4pm. FOUR! That's six hours waiting in line.
We gathered together hanging out in this enormous crowd of people. The occasional eruption of screams due to costumed people and recognition of friends arriving. And there were a lot of costumes. Grown men and women wearing The Hulk makeup, Iron Man masks, free flowing super hero capes and dyed hair. It was great. The crowd was so energized and so happy. A great crowd to be around. It put excitement through the air. It felt like everyone knew each other. We were all a bunch of kids for just a short time. (Or maybe it was just that I live in a college town and the crowd was mainly college students. )
About an hour before the movie starts, we were let in the theater. Which was shocking because I had no idea the would let us in so early. However, once we saw the amount of people streaming towards the food counter, I got it. A business move. I can't even begin to imagine the amount of money the theater made last night in that one hour.
It was incredibly easy to entertain ourselves before the movie. We talked continuously. We craned our necks to check out the people. We took pictures of ourselves. We met new people. We laughed hard. I really enjoyed the people I went with. We were lucky too because two in our party didn't know show up right away. One I had to pull through the front doors after we had funneled through the side door. The other we held his seat til about thirty minutes before the movie started. And I made the woman in front of us take a few pics of us. As the other peeps didn't authorize this pic so I'm using the dark one.
As the lights went down, the level of cheering was heart stopping. I wasn't sure about the noise that would be attributed to the packed theater, but I felt it made the movie that much better. We were lucky. We didn't have any idiots in our theater. No one too loud, laughing like a hyena, phone users, etc. It was hilarious to hear all the comments after the trailers. Each person had their own opinion, but the moment the movie began it grew quiet. There were a few moments the theater erupted in applause, but it was appropriate and in the moment. It made the good parts even better.
The movie was AWESOME!! It was so good. My least favorite character was Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson) because he was so boring and predictable. My favorite character had to The Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) she was frickin' incredible. The moves she makes are amazing and her sense of humor was awesome. The opening act with her was just hilarious and left my jaw hanging open. You could not see her and not be in awe. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) played a huge role in this movie. He was great too! For all the jokes, arrogant tactics, I really was surprised how much I loved Downey's character. He did such a great job. The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) has never been a movie I liked, but this movie really brought out the heart of the character. He was so filled with humanity that I couldn't help, but feel for him. It was obvious the actors had serious chemistry off the set as it was so well done.
I didn't fall asleep once, though there was a lot of yawning going on. And I am so happy I went. It was a fun and exciting experience. I would actually like to see the movie again in the theaters. The special effects were so good, if I was a fan of 3D I would say this would be a good movie to see that way.