The Avengers Review
- May 4th, 2012
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Well, it seemed just like yesterday when the first Iron Man movie came out, and blew us all away. Even back then we knew Marvel was carefully planning movies to build up to this..event. Marvel didn’t just make movies, they created a universe, a universe full of heroes from all different background, just so they could bring them all together in one big movie. So how did it turn out? To put it simply…it was Epic.
Marvel The Avengers is one of those movies I still have trouble believing it exists, I mean I waited years for this thing to come out, how does it NOT suck?! This movie by all means could have easily became a big cluttered mess with no character and heart, that fell flat. But Joss Whedon, being the movie god of ensemble casts, was the perfect man for the job. For those uninitiated, The Avengers tells the story of a group of individual superheroes (Thor, Ironman, Captain America, and HULLKKKKKKK!!) are called together by the SHEILD organization to stop an attack on Earth led by the big bad Loki, an Asgardian from another planet. Just so you all know, Thor and Loki, aren’t actually Gods, like they are in our literature. In this movie, they are kind of like Kryptonians from Superman’s world, they can fly, have amazing strength, and look really cool in freakin’ capes.
It is your basic plot set up for an action film. But it’s the journey and not destination that determines a good action flick , and what works so much with this movie is how these heroes talk to each other. If you have seen each of these heroes in their own movie, than you know doubt already know who they are, and you already have your favorite. And it is good to see everybody personalities intact. But it’s also safe to say not everyone gets along well. It’s so entertaining to see the cocky, loose cannon, Tony Stark get into it with an old school, conservative, soldier like Captain America. It’s AMAZING to see Thor and the Hulk match strength with each other, or even when Bruce Banner isn’t the hulk, it’s nice seeing him and Tony Stark get along since they are both scientist. It’s those little touches mixed with funny dialogue that gives you those nerdgasmic moments. And Thor and Loki are both doing more action this time around, the brotherly dispute adds a nice touch, but it’s great to finally see Thor be more than just a Calvin Klein model than like he was in the first. Joss Whedon, the director himself said that his original cut of the film was 3 hours long, here’s to hoping the DVD has more superhero interaction for the comic book aficionados like myself. And for those of you worried about Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, don’t fret. He steals the show, his Bruce Banner is a man whose been around the world and has gotten a grip on his ‘Anger’ issues, and when it comes down to it, NOBODY, wants to make him angry. It’s funny to see everyone in the same room trying to keep him calm.
But when the talking is done and the action kicks off, and the team finally comes together, everybody plays their role like a champ and the ensuing battle is what movies are made of. It’s like a kickass dream seeing these heroes kick butt next to each other, and I will be going to theater to see it again. The effects are done really well too, so don’t worry about a cheesy budget taking you out of the experience.
Bottom Line: A MUST SEE!
P.s. Stay till allllll the way after the credits. There are two ending scenes during the credits.