Mr. Poveda, as you can tell by his superhero-themed classroom, loves comic books and superhero movies. He said that the Avengers is, “One of the best movies I’ve ever seen.”
When it comes to superhero movies, The Avengers is by far one of the most successful. The first weekend it was released it grossed over $200 million, which is $30.8 million more than the last Harry Potter movie made in its opening weekend.
The Avengers movie was great, but what few people think about was the comics that came before them. Most of us think back to each characters individual movie before we think of the comic book.
However Mr. Poveda did say that he thinks they brought in Hawkeye and Black Widow “because they’re the only two that don’t have any powers. They’re the ones that it’s their raw skill. I think they brought them in as more of the human element of raw skill, talent, and hard work.”
I went into this movie expecting Black Widow, played by Scarlet Johansson, to be the sex appeal to draw boys in, but her role was much larger than that.
Mr. Poveda said, “I think the way it's advertised and the way people see it, she was definitely advertised for her to be the sex appeal role but when you actually watch the movie you realize that there’s a really important role for her. And it’s not at the end; it’s in the middle where she rescues Hawkeye and figures out Loki’s plan.”
One of the major distractions in this movie is the way that they portrayed the size of the Hulk and Thor. At some parts, Hulk was only a bit bigger than Thor, but that at other parts Hulk was three or four times the size of Thor. There is a scene where Thor and Loki battle and they seem to be the same size and then a few minutes later, Hulk goes in and throws Loki around like he’s the size of a baby doll.
Mr. Poveda said, “In terms of the movie I think if you compare it to any of the other comic book movies/superhero movies what distinguishes it above the rest is storyline, very very good storyline, and you’re never bored. Other movies there’s always a time of where they’re trying to get background in so you can learn a little bit about the characters, this is a movie where there is none of that… You’re not bored. Which is why I think I liked it so much because even in Avatar and Harry Potter there was always some downtime in those movies and in this movie it kept going the whole time, and it wasn’t even action, it was dialogue.”