heroes are among us
Last night, I watched The Avengers for the first time.
At first, I was depressed when I realized that Batman couldn't be an Avenger because he isn't from Marvel comics. But I got over it. Eventually.
Actually, I didn't give Batman a second thought once the movie started. Sometimes, I'm not a very faithful fan.
Iron Man redeemed himself in my eyes (after him being such a jerk on the Iron Man movies). Plus, he was good comedy relief.
Captain America was as awesome as ever.
Thor grew on me...a little.
Hulk was big. And green.
Black Widow had some very cool moves. One of my favorite scenes was when she bashed her way out of an interrogation session...while tied to a chair.
Hawkeye was very cool. It wasn't his fault that he was working for the bad guy for the first three quarters of the movie.
After watching a superhero movie, does anyone find themselves silently wishing that there really were superheroes? I was thinking about that last night. And I was reminded of something.
We do have heroes in this world...all around us, every day. Maybe they don't have super powers. But they have courage. Conviction. Strong spirits. Resolve.
You see, a true hero never has his life taken. He chooses to lay it down for the good of others.
Keep your eyes open. They are among us.