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Marvel's The Avengers
The Avengers Movie Review.
...Marvel's The Avengers definitely has more going for it than just the action.
Andrew Bistak on
April 18th, 2012
presents a film directed by
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson,
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo & Gwyneth Paltrow
April 25th, 2012
Under the banner of Disney, Marvel
Studios have managed to succeed in creating one of the greatest
superhero films ever made as it showcases some of Marvel Comics
biggest superheroes. This film is also the culmination of a four-year journey
that started with Iron Man in 2008, followed by The Incredible
Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011) and
finally Captain America in 2011. These five movies have been
building up to The Avengers and the result is nothing short of
spectacular... in classic comic book fashion.
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (aka
By gradually releasing these characters to the broader movie market and
keeping the characters in line with their comic book counterparts,
Marvel Studios have fuelled some well deserved hype about this movie
that will be enjoyed by both mainstream move goers and fans
of the characters. It's just a fun popcorn movie.
At first I was a little apprehensive at
whether director Joss Whedon could succeed in bringing together Iron Man
(Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris
Evans) without over powering each other and then adding Black Widow
(Scarlet Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) into the mix but
amazingly, each character got their moments to shine.
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, Captain
The most redeeming aspect of The Avengers
was the redemption of The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) which after two failed
movies proved that this character was waiting for the right story, actor
Ruffalo is perfectly cast as the mild mannered Dr. Bruce
Banner who actually made you want to learn more about what distinguishes
him from his alter ego The Hulk. The Hulk on the other hand was a true
powerhouse with some of the best one liners... err... punches in the
movie. The scene between The Hulk and the Thor near the end of the film
is movie gold.
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff
the Black Widow
Although the story is a little convoluted,
it is the perfect superhero story and with characters as powerful as
Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and the Hulk, you need a worthy villain.
This is where Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor's brother comes into the
picture who after his pitiful defeat in the Thor movie has somehow
schemed another plan to become the ruler of Earth.
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain
Through some careful tactics, Loki manages
to steal the tesseract from S.H.I.E.L.D., a powerful energy cube that
has the power of unleashing an alien force known as the Chitauri onto
Earth. Using his power, he puts Hawkeye and Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan
Skarsgård) under his spell which forces Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to
kick start his Avengers Initiative in order for them to retrieve the
tesseract. Things however don't go according to plan.
A CGI Hulk inspired by Mark
This sets the stage to introduce all the
characters into the movie from Dr. Bruce Banner hiding out in India to
control his rage to Steve Rogers (Captain America) learning to live in a
modern world after being frozen in ice since World World II.
Although each character has their moments to shine
so to speak, the
enigmatic Robert Downey Jr. once again steals the scenes due to his
charisma and great dialogue that you cannot help but be drawn to his
Without spoiling the film, Loki forces The Avenger's to
bicker amongst themselves, however when one of their own is injured,
Nick Fury pushes the team in the right direction in order to save the
planet from the incoming invasion from Chitauri. The action goes into
overdrive when the Chitauri invade.
Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson)
Fortunately the action, humour and dialog
create this enjoyable 142 minutes of escapism that not only pays homage
to the comics themselves but creates a superhero film that can be
watched by everyone. The acting by all involved, especially Downey and
Jackson are all top class with just enough cheesy dialogue to almost
make you gush.
I also enjoyed Johansson as Black Widow who
portrayed this ruthless spy with a considerable amount of baggage
the brief cameo from Gwyneth Paltrow as Ms Pepper Potts plus her cute
romance with Tony Stark.
Loki is also the perfect super villain who manages to portray this
calculating killer who happens to be a nefarious god. Add in several Easter eggs for
Marvel fans like Cobbie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) as Maria Hill,
one of the directors of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's The Avengers
definitely has more going for it than just the action.
To get the most from this film, I recommend
that you see it in 3D for that bigger than life experience! Wow... what