Movie Review : The Avengers

What do you expect when six mighty super heroes - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk - assemble together on the silver screen for one common purpose?

Over the past four years, Marvel Studios have slowly been putting together the pieces to form "The Avengers," a film version of the comic series that brings some of the studio's most powerful heroes together. The ambition of the project cannot be overstated: over five films, the studio have constructed an approximation of their comic universe that remained faithful to its origins without ever producing films that were only aimed at the converted, even if sometimes, as in the case of "The Incredible Hulk," only the converted showed up. Considering the risk involved - the very real possibility that, had any of the films faltered badly in the early going, the whole thing could have fallen apart - the build-up to "The Avengers" alone is something quite remarkable, maybe unprecedented.

The wait is over my friends, it is finally here in it's ever glorious presence, years of build up have paid off from here on. Right off the bat i have to say that this is definitely the superhero movie that we have been waiting for ever since we read them in the from the pages of the comics. The team movie that we have been waiting for and it is nothing like the "X-Men."

The Characters:

The cast is great in this movie , they are developed very well. Everyone in this movie is great, Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, I'm gonna take it all back on what I've said about him back in 2010 when he was announced to be casted as Captain America. Here in this movie you really see him being the team-leader, barking out orders that actually works and pretty much how he interacts is interesting.

Then we got Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark now we can all agree that he is definitely born to play Iron Man/ Tony Stark. I love how he interacts with the team and i love his humorous dialogue that he spits out every once in a while.

Chris Hemsworth as Thor and he is also great in this movie, again i really love the interaction here and there with the team and he is awesome as Thor.

Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk is a badass in this movie, this movie is what the Hulk is best at, they gave him alot to do in this movie.

Another new-comer we have Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye/Clint Barton. The script did offered him a variety of action scenes where he does feel like Hawkeye.

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow/Natasha Romanov is hot.... that's all I can say....

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury is just perfect in this role, he really has a lot to do in this movie this time but just stand and spit out clever one-liners here and there here he did the same with even more depth.

And lastly we have Tom Hiddleston as Loki, He is great in this movie , he really is a perfect choice as Loki and I love his performance in this movie. The cast is greatly assembled and I'm happy with it.

My Take:

The action in this movie is what you think you're going to expect when it's totally not. Like I said, this movie will get you off-guard in some parts. The special effects even looks real especially for the Hulk, And I've always thought Hulk does not look like his human counterparts, Eric Bana is close to looking like Hulk, Edward Norton doesn't look like Hulk yet Mark Ruffallo really does look like his monstrous counterpart which is a big plus.

Going in this movie i have really high expectations such as: This better not suck, I would like to see a few things and i want this movie to surprise and yet it exceeds all of my expectations. There wasn't really anything bad that i can say about this movie.

There were alot of holy shit moments here and there i have to admit when you think the trailers,clips and tv spots spoiled everything ,you are pretty much wrong there are still many surprises that will get you off guard. I love the witty writing he did here in this movie and yet i liked how balanced everything is. It's funny when it needs to be and it's serious when it needs to be. The Final battle is just so much win.

Considering all the hype and build-up, it's wonderful to see that "The Avengers" not only lives up to expectations, but exceeds them on almost every point. It's funny, exciting and offers the kind of giddy thrill that all blockbusters should aspire to, yet rarely achieve. On top of all that, it even manages to find an emotional core for all its dazzling spectacle and witty repartee that makes the destruction mean something. Quite frankly, it sets a new standard for what blockbusters should aim to be from hereon in.

RATING : 10/10



It's no surprise that this film is getting positive reviews. LOVE this movie....

April 27, 2012 at 2:25 PM comment-delete

Just saw this last night! Awesome movie! Was it Thanos shown at the end of the movie?

April 29, 2012 at 9:22 AM comment-delete

It's hard to go wrong when you combine this much comic book lore into a single movie .. I am totally looking forward to seeing this next weekend!

April 29, 2012 at 3:00 PM comment-delete

i'm planning to take my son to the movie house just for this...

April 30, 2012 at 8:15 AM comment-delete