Saturday morning, and by morning I mean 4:45am, my friends and I headed off to the “The Avengers” at a special fan screening in Chicago. We had “reserved” our tickets about a week before via Facebook when Marvel announced the screening. I used quotations because you weren’t promised a seat, it was first come first serve. That’s why we arrived super early. We arrived around 6:30am but we weren’t even the first there. A small line had already started. We played some Uno and chatted with those around us, like Gumby Hulk. This group came from Indy (I think) just for the screening.
The time flew by kinda quick and before we knew it someone came out to give us some guidelines. We think he was from the FCC because he had a badge but wasn’t a cop or anything like that. We had to put all electronics in our cars or they’d take them and give you a ticket to claim them after the movie. Yes, that’s how serious this was. Marvel wasn’t playing around. We even had to check in and before we could enter they searched our bags and we were checked out with a metal detector wand. Crazy right?
BUT IT WAS SO WORTH IT. If you’re expecting spoilers, you won’t find them here. I’m not a douche and I’m not going to spoil this amazing movie for anyone. What I can say is it had a great mix of everything. It was funny. It was dramatic. It was action packed. Joss did a kick ass job and I want him to direct every Marvel movie. It was amazing how every character had equal or pretty much equal screen time. Oh, if you think you’ve seen everything because it seems like a new clip is released every week, wrong. I pretty much watched every clip 100x and everything was still a shock and surprise. Oh and want to know why I won’t spoil it? Because I told Agent Coulson I wouldn’t:
Again, I pretty much flipped my shit when I saw he not only answered but shared my tweet. It made my Sunday night. Then I was writing this post, my friend told me that Marvel used us in a video about the fan screenings! We were asked for reactions as we left. Here’s the video!
We’re near the end. They used the one part where I wasn’t rambling like an idiot. I actually said “I have all these emotions and don’t know what to do with them.” It was a straight up Tumblr reaction if there ever was one.
All I can say, is see it. Do yourself a favor and don’t try and find spoilers. Don’t ruin the movie for yourself and if anyone tries to spoil it for you, punch them in the throat. Don’t say anything, just punch them. When May 4th rolls around drag your ass to the theater and see it. I don’t want to hear any excuses!