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The Avengers movie review

Updated on May 21, 2012
4 stars for The Avengers
The Avengers promotional poster
The Avengers promotional poster

In the end, it will be every man for himself...

The Avengers is a epic science fiction/action film based on the popular superhero team never before seen assembled on the big screen. Directed by Joss Whedon, (Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) The Avengers is very well on it's way to beating Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time. It has conquered numerous box office records and is acclaimed by critics and audiences abroad. I was very excited for this movie because of its astonishing 8.8 rating on at the time, but I was sadly let down. I thought for once the hype could've proved accurate. But that's not to say there isn't a little truth to every lie...

Hawkeye, Captian America and Black Widow getting ready for battle
Hawkeye, Captian America and Black Widow getting ready for battle

Avengers Assemble!

"And there came a day, a day unlike any other... when Earth's mightiest heroes found themselves united against a common threat... to fight the foes no single superhero could withstand... on that day, The Avengers were born"... The Avengers does not live up to all of it's hype, but it does deliver a wildly entertaining thrill ride which is the culmination of the last 5 years of marvel films. It is definitely the best that I have seen from the series. The plot of the film is pretty simple and it interweaves all of the characters stories seamlessly. Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the god of mischief, is up to the ultimate prank... start a war with Earth and rule over the ashes. He gathers an army of deep space aliens to help him do so. There is a mystical cube called the tesseret that is a concentration of unlimited energy. It has been in the hands of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and his secret government organization S.H.I.E.L.D. for awhile and it gets stolen by Loki. He hopes to use to to open an interdimensional portal to the aliens, who are on the other side of space, so that they may conquer the Earth. Nick Fury has only one option, assemble the Avengers! Iron Man (Robert Downey jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Remmer) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Although at first relectant the Avengers eventually join as one and deliver a powerful packing punch. The film stays true to itself in every scene and doesn't stray from the inevitable cheesey moments that accompany a comic book based film. The first half of the film is mainly just an origin story but thanks to the 2 hour and 23 minute runtime it doesn't waste good quality action which comes along in the latter part of the film. The film is really just good fun making the lack of unique story forgivable. It doesn't try to be something it's not which is nice and despite my personal disliking of the actor chosen to portray Hawkeye this is a very well done movie. He just doesn't seem to fit the part in my opinion. One of the most suprising parts of this movie was Mark Ruffalo's performance as Bruce Banner (Hulk) was actually pretty good. I was upset about the actor choice at first because I really enjoyed The Incredible Hulk With Edward Norton as Banner. Ruffalo's performance was a sigh of relief... I reccomend seeing Thor if any of the other solo Avenger films before this since it's main villain arises in that film and continues to this one. But Iron Man is definitely the main character of the film. His comic wit dominates the screen and will please the many who enjoyed both Iron Man films.

Thor and Captain America defending Earth
Thor and Captain America defending Earth

Final Thoughts...

The Avengers is by far the best blockbuster action film that's come out this year so far. It has explosions, comedy and it's literally for almost everybody. The action is high but the amount of blood and gore is next to non-existent making it an okay movie for all ages as well... And clocking in at 2 hours and 23 minutes there's a lot to view and it's definitely worth seeing

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    • rahul0324 profile image

      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Nice review...and rave voting going on! I loved Hulk.. in the movie but I think... You are right in saying that Iron Man stole the show

      Nice Hub:)

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      gamesnepal 5 years ago from Kathmandu, Nepal

      Will watch this movie tomorrow. Can't wait. Sounds like an awesome movie from your review.