Finally saw it. My review:
I have dreamed of this moment for a long time. To be able to take the entire family to a full blown superhero movie. It wasn't easy. My wife has this double standard for pg-13 viewing for an 11 year old daughter and a well versed in comic lore/prodigy of Stan Lee spotting cameo's 7 year old son. I say if it's action/suspense pg 13 it's ok. If it's sexual innuendo pg 13 then no. My wife says no to all pg 13 unless she says it's ok. Get it? She said no from the get go with this movie yet they've both seen every movie that leads up to this one. So I used my executive privelages and marched over the to the glass jar sitting on the night stand next to her bed, unscrewed the top, reached in, pulled my balls out and put them on. "We're all going. End o' story" I said.
The movie itself was great. There was one thing I purposely didn't want to know and that is how Banner turns into the Hulk. I was genuinely curious as to how he would change. Would Stark piss him off? Could he just do it? He was also the character I was most skeptcial about because I liked Ed Norton's character and I wanted to see him continue in the role
However, if there was a lesson to be learned here, it's this:
When there was action in the movie, everyone was engrossed. When there was just dialogue, my son (7) couldn't sit still. He lost interest. He farted twice during dialogue so in our immediate surroundings heard it. Then smelled it. After the second time I leaned over and told him I'd take him to the car if he did it again. So, my point is I see another reason as to why the pg-13 rating exists...a certain amount of maturity is needed to fully appreciate the parts of the movie that aren't action. If I were a patron and someone brought their young kid in an he started farting and then I smelled it, I'd be pissed.
"God you are a Genius Budman." --Alexander Ness
"I know." --Budman