We went. As Whedon fans. We have not been to any of the Marvel/Superhero movies, but Whedon got us there. It was very strange, having to give (much) way to all of the huge people with their 5 pound pails of popcorn on their gallon soft drinks.
(Although I was so pumped by the line leading up to the reveal of [OTHER SPOILER] that I leapt out of my chair, pumped my fist in the air, and hollered. Yesterday, I found myself browsing eBay for figurines of him and the lady he courts. ♥ OMG ♥♥ OTP! ♥)
I'll probably get around to seeing this movie eventually. Maybe. Sometime. As a rental. From Redbox.
But, honestly, I'm utterly burnt on loud, violent, CG-driven comic book movies. I'm sure this is the omgthebestestevar!!!111 loud, violent, CG-driven comic book movie, but, still...
Thorzdad, I hate going to the movies. With a fiery, red-hot passion. It helps if you have a huge group of nerd friends to see it with, sure, but I recommend seeing. this. movie. It's so much more than a violent CG-fest. And there's a lot of subtlety to a few of the performances that might get lost on the small screen. I don't know for sure. But it wasn't disappointing, and I went in with high expectations.
I saw The Avengers today. I don't like Joss Whedon's writing generally, and his weaknesses are a distinct signature. Cabin In The Woods is a prime example of his Dean Koontz caliber of storytelling. Although Whedon gets sole writing credit for The Avengers, you can tell where he left [insert dramatic moment here] tags in the script that someone else came along and filled in.
... and the movie is all the better for it. I highly recommend it to people who totally disliked Whedon's earlier works.