A Fanboy's Review of Marvel's The Avengers Movie
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By J.C. Delfino III
Marvel’s The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
At long last this movie has come to America, blowing away records and becoming one of the highest grossing movies of all time. Having a chance to catch a sneak peak at this movie I wanted to give you my input from a comic book fan.
It is a good movie, not great but good. I know this might seem a little down compared to some of the other reviews this movie is getting but I was disappointed by a couple of things.
First off after two Iron Man, two Hulk, one Thor and Captian America movies I didn’t expect this movie to need much build up, but at least half of this movie was build up, the action coming primarily at the end of it. Sure there were some good fights involving Thor vs. Iron Man or Thor vs. The Hulk, but I don’t think these were necessary, one battle would have been enough, preferably the Thor vs. The Hulk or All of the heroes against the Hulk, I was kind of disappointed with The Hulk vs. Black Widow. I mean really?
The battle vs. the alien invaders was good, and action packed but at times the animation looked extremely fake but at other times it excelled. I understand that this is a hard art to master but it just seemed inconsistent to me. The giant space slugs were pretty awesome flying though New York destroying the buildings.
Lastly on the negative, some of the humor simply fell flat with me; I thought at times they were trying too hard, although I must admit the Thor / Hulk humor after a battle with the alien slug left me laughing out loud.
On to the good and the great. When dealing with this many characters one would think that there would not be time to let each of them shine, but this was not the case. Each character was displayed beautifully even Black Widow and Hawkeye who played supporting roles in the solo movies with the other heroes. The conflict between Captain America and Tony Stark was believable and enjoyable. Even the supporting cast had their moments to shine, and I was saddened to see one go, I won’t spoil it here by saying who but we lose a character from the Marvel Movie Universe.
I loved seeing the hovercarrier in all it’s glory, and the SHIELD orgization was portrayed exactly as I visioned it to be.
So would I suggest going to see this movie? Yes I would, expect it to have a slow start, but a great second half. Watch the heroes fight amounst themselves and judge for yourself whether or not the battle is accurate.
I loved seeing each of the heroes together in this movie and it made me wonder if there is a possibility of maybe a “Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars” type movie coming. Throw in Spider-Man, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four and a few others and what an exciting movie(s) that would be. That said with Amazing Spider-Man opening in July, and the fact that Spider-Man has been an on again off again Avenger I expect to see him in the "Avengers Assemble" or whatever they call the sequel.
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