The Avengers changed my life.
I enjoy action movies — I consider Die Hard a Christmas classic — but I was hardly a fan of superhero movies before Marvel’s The Avengers. (I grew up in the early 2000s, when most comic-book movies sucked.) After I saw The Avengers, I wanted to be one of them.
I knew I was never going to beat up aliens — or wear a catsuit — like Black Widow, but I could learn to kick ass in my own way. So I began a journey to improve my physical fitness. I signed up for kickboxing and took a CCW permit class, and I started something I had no previous interest in — jogging.