The Avengers

It’s hard to imagine that this movie was only a pipe dream back when I was young. I remember watching those early 90s X-­Men and Spider-­Man cartoons, watching those hero team-­‐ups and thinking to myself about the possibilities of a live action movie and what I would want in it. Thankful, this movie lives up to those dreams.

The Avengers, as directed by Joss Whedon, is about a group superheroes who come together to face a great evil. The Avengers is a combination of superheroes from other Marvel Studio movies, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America. Joss Whedon masterfully brings all of these leading men and women together and gives enough time for each person to shine. All of the actors portraying these iconic characters bring their A game to this movie with the best parts of the movie involving Mark Ruffalo as both Brue Banner and the Hulk. I found myself laughing and cheering at almost all of his parts.

Speaking of laughter, that’s the other thing this movie has going for it, the comedic aspect. The script, also written by Joss Whedon, creates these interactions between these larger than life characters and brings out so much humor. If you aren’t jumping out of your seat from the amazing actions scenes you’re falling out of you seat because of the comedy. Admittedly, however, it can be hard to separate the comedy from the serious moments because they come together too close, but this isn’t enough to ruin the movie.

Some other problems I had with the film were at the beginning where it seemed plot was being thrown at you too fast. For anyone who hasn’t seen the other movies(you should) this might be a little confusing. Also, around the middle part of the film it seemed that very little was going with the story. But all of these problems are trivial compared to the whole package. The dialog between the characters is great. The villain is interesting as Tom Hiddleston does an amazing job portraying Loki. The action scenes, especially near the last act of the movie, are incredible. And all of the characters in this movie are fleshed out enough for you to care about them.

One suggestion I would make is not seeing the film in 3D. It doesn’t impair the movie, but it’s unnecessary and it can make the darker scene a little too dark. There are worst 3D movies, but you won’t mess anything seeing it in 2D. Also make sure to see both the mid credit scene and the post credit scene. There’s two, so don’t miss that. Not spoiling anything I will say that I look forward to what the future holds for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Lastly, I do have to stay that as a long time Marvel fan when I saw Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Hulk get ready for the fight of their lives on the big screen I nearly choked up. I can’t think of a better way this movie could have gone.

9.5/10

Review By Marcus Jones    

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