Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Well, I finally went out and saw it this afternoon. Finally, saw, “The Avengers”! Here is my review…
Plot/synopsis: Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who’s who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster.
Over the last several years, the movie industry has gone crazy over Superhero flicks. Both Marvel and DC kept coming out with them. Trying to make every superhero movie from the comics they could think of. It was only a matter of time that Hollywood was going to give: Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, and Thor their own film by Marvel. At the end of each of those films, they keep teasing the Avengers is on the way. Well, the Avengers is finally here, the wait is finally over. Most of the superheros in the Avengers were played by the original actors from the original films except for Ed Norton as the Hulk. Remember, Marvel fired Ed Norton and was replaced by Mark Ruffalo instead. While it is sad that Ed Norton was not a part of this movie, I thought Mark Ruffalo did a great job playing, Bruce Banner. I have been a fan of these characters for years, and it was awesome seeing them all on the big screen in one movie. Of course, they added a few more characters in the Avengers from the comics. Black Widow (played by Scarlett) and Hawkeye (played by Jeremy).
On with my thoughts on the movie, it was a perfect superhero film. Over the years, Hollywood has been trying to make a great superhero film, but most of the superhero films over the years haven’t been that good. Finally, we get a great one that we can walk out of the theater with smiles on our faces! There are no complaints about this film at all. The film was a good long 2 and a half hours. It was action packed. The film was well acted by everyone in the cast. The pacing of the film was very well done. The action scenes is what impressed me the most. It was an action packed ride for sure and I even liked the fight scenes with Scarlett Johansson. After seeing Scarlett in those fight scenes, makes me wish Marvel would give Black Widow her own movie, solo sometime in the future.
I also loved the visuals and special effects with this movie. I hate most of today’s 3D movies. Today’s 3D is mostly bad, but I was very impressed with the 3D in, “The Avengers”. They did a good job with the 3D this time around. The score of the film is what made you kept watching all the way through. The music composed in the film was brilliant. Why can’t other superhero films be just as good as this? The question that I’m wondering, will, “The Dark Knight: Rises” and “Man of Steel”, be just as good as “The Avengers”? I don’t know about that one. Joss Whedon was a perfect choice of director for “The Avengers”, and I couldn’t see anybody else doing it. I admired Joss Whedon’s work for a while, especially his great sci-fi film, “Serenity”, which is a film that I love. I’m already hoping Joss, will do the sequel for “The Avengers”. I hope he stays on. Of course, Stan Lee, makes a cameo in this movie just like he appears in all Marvel flicks.
This was one of the best superhero films I’ve seen in a long time. I’m definitely getting this film on Blu Ray when it comes out.
Score for “The Avengers” = **** (4 stars as in “Excellent”)