Chris Wells, a supervisor working at visual effects house Hydraulx, tells Starburst Magazine that he thinks Marvel’s “The Avengers” is the best of the comic book films he’s worked on to date – and he’s worked on practically all the Marvel ones.
Wells has seen a rough cut of the film and his company is working on the prologue – “I went to a screening with all the temporary visual effects and it was pretty fleshed out. It’s a long movie but it doesn’t feel like it. Out of all the comic book movies and franchises I’ve worked on, this is the best one I’ve seen so far.”
He goes on to tell the magazine that “This thing has gone so big that Marvel are dwarfing their other franchises. For people who enjoy the comics and haven’t really liked the way some of the characters were treated in other movies, I think they’re going to be a little more appeased by this one. Especially the Hulk. They let the Hulk be Hulk and that’s great. He acts more like the comic book Hulk”.
He adds “I think he [Joss Whedon, director] did a very good job of setting up the characters based on what we know from the Marvel franchise, integrating them together with all their differences and similarities and then getting on with business. And just when you think the movie is a character piece it just goes nuts.”