the new Avengers movie is coming out soon and I can't help but be super excited. I'm not really an Avengers fan, but I do appreciate a good story. And Joss Whedon knows story.
I'm not even talking about Buffy. He's written co-written Toy Story. Pixar is king when it comes to story, and they put it best: "At Pixar we sand the undersides of the drawers." - John Lasseter
Also he created Firefly and its movie Serenity, featuring very well fleshed out characters and interesting plots. Even people who hadn't seen Firefly loved Serenity and were able to follow the plot and love the characters. This alone tells me that he is capable of giving a balanced plot with well used ensemble characters.
Unfortunately I am looking forward to this more than the new Batman. I hope it will be as good as The Dark Knight, but I doubt it.
Largely because I will not be able to suspend my disbelief. I cannot believe that Anne Hathaway could kick anyone's butt, or be intimidating in any way. Sure, she's pretty. So was Michelle Pfiffer, but she also carried a deep psychologically scary factor.
Well, its a small tidbit from my brain right now, but more should be coming, now that I have a little bit of time.