Now Playing – Movies Opening May 4th, 2012

Is there really any doubt which movie will take the top spot this weekend?  Shockingly the latest superhero action flick isn’t the only movie opening this weekend, but no other movie will be talked about more.  The Hunger Games may be the top grossing movie so far this year, but The Avengers will surely challenge that beginning this weekend.

The Avengers has been in the works since 2008 when Iron Man first launched onto big screen everywhere.  Comic book lover, and geek god Joss Whedon was called upon to write and direct this movie, and by the sounds of things it’s well worth the wait.  Overseas where the movie was launched a week ago, The Avengers has become a huge hit.  Critics love it, fans love it, and the movie studio is enjoying the huge rewards they are collecting at the box office.  By the sounds of things there is all ready a plan in motion for a sequel, and that’s before movie fans in North America have even seen it.  If you want to know the plot it’s simple, the evil god of mischief Loki has decided to wage war on Earth, and the planet’s mightiest defenders are called upon to take him and his army of aliens down.

The only other movie to open this week is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  This British flick stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson, and is about a group of retirees taking a trip to India where they hold up in a supposedly refurbished hotel.  This movie would probably do much better with a different release date, but one can never tell.

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