I am one of many people who have been eagerly awaiting the long anticipated Marvel Avengers movie, due to come out on Friday May 5, 2012. There are several reasons that I am looking forward to it.
The first reason is that I have been a superhero comic book fan since my teens, and although I do not spend nearly as much time with comics as I used to, I still get a thrill from seeing the characters come to life again. Marvel has done an excellent job bringing its heroic characters to life in individual movies, and it will be a real ride to see how well they can combine them into one big movie.
The second reason is that I am glad that I can share my love of comic book heroes with my children. They are at the age that they can appreciate both the fun of the comics with the art and history behind each character's development. Going to these particular movies has been a family affair, with an opportunity to introduce my kids to the superheroes that I grew up with.
With this latest movie, I will be additionally eager to see if I can recognize my hometown, Cleveland, Ohio, in the various scenes, because part of The Avengers was filmed in Cleveland. Movie crews blocked off several blocks in the center of downtown for three weeks to film the action packed scenes.