Marvel’s “The Avengers” is a fun ride from start to finish. Clever dialogue, intense action, abundant humor, and some damn impressive special effects, make this an unforgettable film with plenty to like for everyone.
Joss Whedon really likes the characters and makes sure it is known throughout the movie. If you have already seen the movie then it would be easier to describe Joss as the kid at the end that was describing to the camera what happened at the climax “It was all BOOOOOM!!! And then the big green guy was all ‘RAAAAHHH!!!’ And then it was all like BSSSHHHH and BANG BANG BOOM!!!” That’s right, Joss Whedon is like a kid playing with toys and we are watching it, albeit his toys aren’t action figures but actors, computers, and cameras, and his toys cost 220 million dollars, but who cares if they cost that much if the movie makes close to 1.5 billion.
Like I said this film is really fun. The plot is almost irrelevant but just to humor you guys: You have Loki, brother of Thor trying to step on the human race like they are ants and he is a boot. Nick Furry who can’t let that happen calls together the dream team of heroes: Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor. That is “The Avengers” initiative; to bring the world’s mightiest heroes together to defeat the world’s greatest threat. The heroes don’t get along very well at first because they are either jealous of each other, they all try to run things their way, and they one up each other constantly. This provides us with some of the most entertaining scenes in superhero film history, as the concept alone of heroes battling each other is amusing.
You have Iron Man fighting Thor, Thor fighting The Hulk, The Hulk chasing down Black Widow, Black Widow fighting Hawkeye, and a three-way between Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America (anyway you take that you have to admit that it sounds entertaining). Nothing is to extreme though because they are fighting more like rivaling siblings than actual enemies. “Does your mother know you wear her clothes?” “Im stronger than you” “Puny humans” and stuff like that are some of the childish insult thrown at each other before they all decide to stop quarreling to defeat their real enemy. When that happens the movie comes to its climax and the big explosions and great New York City destruction fills the screen. Get ready to cheer out loud as the fun never stops and the end satisfies you immensely.
Im not going to lie, there were some huge missteps with the film that made it lose some credibility and prestige, such as the very formulaic story, average acting, and familiar cinematography, but when I left the movie theater my exact words where “Damn! That was good.” I would even go as far as to say that the average acting is not so important because the real star of the film is Joss Whedon.
Some films are sophisticated, some films are emotional, some films are, pardon my French, mindfucks, and some films are witty, but this was just plain fun, I enjoyed myself and I don’t regret seeing it at all.
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