REVIEW - If you believe Iron Man 3was amazing and that Robert Downey Jr. proved once again that he is the best actor in the world – as he stated it himself in a recent interview -, be warned that this critic will highly displease you. Tony Stark may be the king of the box office, but there is a hollow crown on his head.
Typing this review, I am not filled with indignation as I was writing the one about The Dark Knight Rises. I mean there is no doubt in my mind that Iron Man 3 insulted my intelligence as much as Nolan’s movie did but I am getting so used at being disappointed with these supposed revolutionary superheroes films that the only thing that the thought of this latest dupery makes me feel is boredom.
Alright, alright, alright! I know what you are thinking: the title of this review is not very imaginative considering that “Assemble” is the catchy motto of THE AVENGERS. I always try to come up with something original but this time, I could not think of a better one for two reasons. The first is that “Some assembly required” is of an episode of the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the cult-classic TV show created by Joss Whedon. Beyond the fact that I find very amusing to sort of create a bridge between his past oeuvre and his last production, it also gives me an occasion to tell you that I am a Whedon fan.
Although there are probably more hardcore Buffy and Angelaficionados out there than me, I am a pretty intense scoobie: I watch the integrality of Buffy every year, I sleep in a Sunnydale High School t-shirt, I have a figurine of the Master, I quote the show on a daily basis and when things get tough, I always wonder what Buffy would do.