Review: The Avengers

The Avengers
Release Date: May 4, 2012
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans
Genre: Action
Rating: PG-13
Current Location: In theatres
5/5 Robots: Hulk SMASH!

Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

I went to see this movie at midnight! I attend midnight showings for two reasons. First, so I can see my favorite blockbusters early and soak in all the epicness before everyone else. Second, because the atmosphere is so much better. People dress up. People cheer. People are genuinely thrilled about the movie you're about to watch. Not to say a day later people aren't excited, but midnight premieres have this atmosphere that can't be beat. That being said, there is always a gamble when you go. Sometimes your theatre is subdued, no one cheers, and very few people dress up. It sucks because you anticipate this over-enthusiastic excitement. This happened to me when I saw The Hunger Games, but I'm so glad to say that the atmosphere was superb with The Avengers! People painted themselves green, wore Iron Man masks, and some even adorned Thor helmets and Captain America shields. Everyone was excited. The atmosphere was set. And I was ready for the movie!

It was fantastic! I went into it feeling like there were so many things that could go wrong. It could be another slow paced action flick with random stuff blowing up everywhere. But it wasn't. Each character had their own depth, which is very hard in ensemble casts, especially with an action movie.  None of the heroes really overshadowed the others. They all had equal screen time and were all equally compelling. However, there was a definite favorite in the crowd. Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, had the most cheers as he smashed his way on screen. Literally every time Hulk started destroying stuff the audience erupted in applause. Hulk was originally my least favorite of the Avengers, but after the film he's now up there with Thor. Mark Ruffalo plays him so well and the graphics are insanely good!

The villain was another great character in the movie. Tom Hiddleston plays Loki, Thor's brother who was originally introduced in the movie Thor. Loki is an evil guy but he's played with such demented power-hungry motives that he becomes great to watch on screen. He is also my sister's favorite character! Chris Hemsworth as Thor was great, but he really shined when he was in scenes opposite Loki. 

The humor is fantastic in the movie. Of course Iron Man brings most of it, but Thor and Hulk do have their moments. I also enjoyed Scarlett Johannsen's portrayal of Black Widow. Her character had lots of depth. She wasn't there just to look pretty. Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye was another great storyline. During the entire movie though I was just thinking about how Scarlett and him would be a great couple. Or that would be an awesome movie where Black Widow and Hawkeye team up! The only character that I didn't really jump up and down for was Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson. He was still one dimensional and I'm really not a big Samuel L. Jackson fan as is, so it didn't help his case. 

The movie was really great! And I can't wait for another one. Or better yet, the special features. I recommend this movie to anyone who loves superhero movies. It's honestly one of the better ones. Hulk SMASH!

3 comments:

  1. I loved this film too! A lot of my friends complained because they said "it was just a typical action hero movie where the bad guy gets thwarted", but that's what you expect from them so you should embrace it. I loved this film and all of its prequels. I thought the combination of actors was fantastic!

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  2. This is one of my favorite action movies. there are some scenes that made me laugh ... I don't know how they could make a movie of serious and funny at the same time and last,I still like the iron man :D

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  3. I really wish I had seen this, it sounds like such a good film! If you love this, I'm sure you'll love X-Men: First Class. It has a lot of action and great characters. :)

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