Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Avengers.

The Avengers Review
Ok I am going to try to give you my review of the Avengers. First off I did not get to see it opening weekend on account of myself and the family going on a camping trip that we take to celebrate Beltaine. That story is for another post. I did get to see it yesterday while the kiddos were taking their afternoon naps. I was able to sneak away and catch a mid-day showing. I have been waiting for a movie like the Avengers for a long time. The movie could have been a disaster. Though with Joss Whedon at the helm I was not worried about it. He is a very character driven person when he did Buffy,Angel, and Firefly he had always an ensemble of characters to work with. I must say I do have one gripe and it is with Joss's reasoning for killing off a character that you tend to grow and like and he does it once again in this movie.

The Avengers plot: Nick Fury leader of the peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D. The Tesseract, an energy source of unknown potential, has activated and it opens a portal through space from which the exiled Norse god Loki steps through. Loki takes the Tesseract and uses his abilities to take control of the minds of several S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel including Dr. Erik Selvig and Agent Clint Barton (Hawkeye) to aid him in his getaway. In response to the attack, Fury re-activates the Avengers Initiative. Agent Natasha Romanoff is sent to India to find and recruit Dr. Bruce Banner while Agent Phil Coulson approaches Tony Stark and requests that he review Dr. Selvigs research. Fury himself approaches Steve Rogers with an assignment to retrieve the Tesseract from Loki. During his exile, Loki encountered the Chitauri, an alien race seeking to conquer the galaxy. In exchange for the Tesseract, the Chitauri agree to help Loki subjugate Earth. Thus the heroes must learn to work together alongside outlaw scientist Bruce Banner who can track down the artifact's gamma signals when he's not hulking out into a giant green monster.It is not at all easy when these super egos finally do get together. Mind you I loved Tom Hiddleston as Loki. He is in every way what I saw in Loki as the epitome of what actually brings the Avengers together.

I also enjoyed a lot of small things that casual film goers will not pick up on that only a comic fan would. These things are some plot points others just small little things the characters did. Thor spinning Mjölnir as he did in the comics was such a geek moment for me. Mind you he did not do it as well in his solo film. Also the fact that Loki still uses the Hulk to "destroy" the Avengers but to his dismay he inadvertently brings them together. Amazing touch of Marvel cannon done in a way that is refreshing and definitely feels new.

Yup it is one of those times.
The Fight scenes were so well done!!! Thor vs Iron Man made sense and did not seem hokey and felt real. By the way I still think Thor should have bashed the Mark VI armor just a tad more. I mean he is the God of Thunder not just a "superpowered human". Also the interaction between Capt. and those two as he tries to settle things down. CLASSIC Capt. speak. Later on when the HULK is involved the fight with him and Thor was definitely a gutsy move. I was worried about Hulk on account of the CGI may have not been great but none of that happened here. I believed the Hulk was going toe to toe with everything and everyone around him. The match with him and Thor solidifies this.

I am not going to give spoilers here as what turns the tide that makes these heroes decide to finally get together and fend off the incoming invasion. but I must say it all flowed so nicely. The story never let up and I never felt as if there was a slow moment going on. It had a gradual build and finished strong. I highly recommend it and look forward to what Marvel does next in the franchise. This is not the end of this. By the way. I saw quite a few people leave at the first sign of credits. Don't Do This!!! You will miss out a key factor of the story and also a nice group clip of story.

I must say that this will be the movie to beat. I do feel sorry for most of the summer movies coming after this. Even the new Batman has a big job to do to dethrone this juggernaut of a film.

If you have seen the AVENGERS let me know your thoughts would be glad to hear what your opinions of it were.

1 comment:

  1. I thought the movie was great! I saw it on Saturday and I had to go to a small ratty movie theater to watch it. Well, all I can say is that it was well worth it. The story kept my attention and had funny unexpected moments. I did stay until after the credits and had to Google the next character. I'm not much of a comic book reader/expert so I don't know much about the next character but reading about him, he sure is cool/scary looking. Needless to say that I am a fan.