Marvel’s The Avengers Reviewed

Superhero films seem to be the in thing these days. It’s something we look forward to every summer blockbuster. Last year there were 2 big superhero films, this year we have 3 and one of them has technically taken almost 6 years to lead up to considering Iron Man started it all in 2008.

From that final end credits scene in Iron Man where Nick Fury mentions “I’m talking about The Avenger Initiative” we knew a big movie like this was only a matter of time and true enough the big boys at Marvel were hard at work confirming castings and release dates of solo superhero movies featuring Thor and Captain America, they worked a way of introducing The Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and who knows what’s install for us after The Avengers.

One thing I do know is that Marvel’s The Avengers is everything a fan could have wished for.

The Plot

Marvel Studios presents Marvel’s The Avengers-the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow.

When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

The Verdict

The success of this movie comes down to one man, Joss Whedon. His ability to write and plot out a film with intelligent and witty dialogue is the biggest draw to this film. All the characters are given their equal time in the spotlight and the dynamics of the team comes through very strongly.

You don’t see one particular star shining nor can you say that Robert Downey Jr had all the best lines. Nope it was all down to fusing the 5 individual movies (Iron Man 1 & 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger) together. You see it all makes sense in this movie, all those times you stayed back in the cinema waiting for some small plot to how The Avengers would assemble finally happens in this movie. By the way, a word of advice….don’t leave the cinema at the end credits, there’s a big hint on who the next villain will be.

Let’s talk notable actor performances. Everyone’s great really, they kept true to their character but for me i paid attention most to Mark Ruffalo who plays Bruce Banner / Hulk. He’s the newbie to the group and when you consider how Edward Norton and Eric Bana, there’s quite a bit of pressure on him. Turns out he might just be the best actor to have played the character.

He truly looked like a conflicted man fighting against “the other guy” inside him, a man who clearly was bottling up something inside.

The Avengers is a movie that delivers. When I was waiting for the opening credits I thought to myself “I can’t believe it’s finally happening”… the end of the movie I said “It was worth the wait”.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This movie is engineered to charm geeks, non geeks and just about everyone on planet Earth

By Elliott Danker

Marvel’s The Avengers opens in cinemas 1 May

Images courtesy of Walk Disney Studios Motion Pictures Singapore

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