Movie Review: The Avengers

I’m an old-time DC Comics reader. As a kid, in the 1970’s, I only occasionally read a Marvel comic book. But when it comes to cinema, I can only thank the gods for Christopher Nolan and his Batman trilogy, without which DC would be almost completely shut out of the truly classic comic book movie group.

Marvel has been light years ahead of DC for quite a while, and DC’s horrifying attempt to catch up with last year’s disastrous Green Lantern, a film which disappointed me all the more since Green Lantern was one of my childhood favorites, only demonstrated how much better Marvel works with the big screen and big bucks.

The Avengers takes Marvel’s dominance to a whole new level. It can be fairly said that this is everything a superhero movie should be, and then some. Continue reading

Another Mitchell Plitnick Blog? Is Anyone Really That Interested?

Well, as the title suggests, I have no idea if anyone will be at all interested in reading this blog, but I wanted a place to write some thoughts that have nothing to do with Israel and Middle East related politics, or with sports.

On those subjects, you can find my writing at The Third Way: Finding Balance In Mideast Analysis and on the rare occasion I actually write about sports anymore, you can find that at Diamonds and Gridirons. Continue reading