When I was younger, I used to go to the movies quite often, but after getting married and having kids, my movie going activities have been curtailed quite a bit. I usually make it to about two or three movies a year. Let’s face it, with movie prices at or over $10, it’s more cost effective to wait until the movie comes out on cable. However, I usually try to make it to the big blockbuster movies that must be seen on a big screen. Last year I went to see Thor, Green Lantern and Captain America. Thor and Captain America were really good movies (B+ and A- respectively), but Green Lantern was a bit disappointing (C-).
Looking at this year’s slate of comic book/sci-fi & fantasy movies, I pegged four that I would pay to go see in the theaters: Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Dark Knight Rises, and The Hobbit. As of today, both Avengers and Amazing Spider-Man have been released and I have seen them both, so I will give my brief review of these two movies below (SPOILER ALERT).