Directed by: Joss Whedon
Genre: Action, Comic Book, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action Adventure,
Release Date: May 4, 2012 (2012-05-04)
Running Time: 143 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13
The Good: Equal screen time between characters, Best action ever, Superb cast, Excellent performances, Tons of amazing action, Spectacular special effects, Great use of humor, Fantastic Alan Silvestri soundtrack, Epic battle scenes, Surprisingly hilarious in parts, Unexpected plot twists, Best Action Movie Ever, Best Comic Book Movie Ever, Brilliantly written dialogue,
Plot: The following plot summery is copied from Wikipedia.com.
After his fall from Asgard into space, the Asgardian Loki meets the Other, the leader of a warmongering alien race known as the Chitauri. In exchange for retrieving the Tesseract,2 a powerful energy source of unknown potential, the Other promises Loki a Chitauri army with which he can subjugate the Earth. Nick Fury, director of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., arrives at a remote research facility during an evacuation. Physicist Dr. Erik Selvig is leading a research team experimenting on the Tesseract, and Agent Maria Hill explains that the object has begun radiating an unusual form of energy. The Tesseract suddenly activates and opens a portal, allowing Loki to reach Earth. Loki takes the Tesseract and uses his staff to enslave Selvig and several agents, including Clint Barton, to aid him in his getaway.
In response to the attack, Fury reactivates the "Avengers Initiative". Agent Natasha Romanoff is sent to India to recruit Dr. Bruce Banner; agent Phil Coulson visits Tony Stark to have him review Selvig's research; and Fury approaches Steve Rogers with an assignment to retrieve the Tesseract. While Barton steals iridium needed to stabilize the Tesseract's power, Loki causes a distraction in Stuttgart, Germany, leading to a confrontation with Rogers, Stark, and Romanoff that ends with Loki's surrender. While being escorted back to S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor, Loki's adoptive brother, arrives and frees Loki hoping to convince him to abandon his plan and return him to Asgard. After a confrontation with Stark and Rogers, Thor agrees to take Loki to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s flying aircraft carrier, the Helicarrier, and imprison him until the Tesseract can be acquired. Watch the movie to see what happens next.
Plot: 10/10- The Avengers' plot is perfectly paced and superbly written. It introduces each character into the movie without feeling forced. There were no plot holes, with every character having a chance to shine.
Action: 10/10- Wow! Just wow! The action in The Avengers is by far the best action ever filmed. With stunning choreographed battle scenes and all of it well lit. You could clearly see what was happening during all of the scenes. Seeing Iron Man vs. Thor, and Thor vs. Hulk was truly amazing and very satisfying. Every character had great action scenes throughout the movie, each using their particle skill set to help the team in the battle. Also The Avengers combined powers worked excellently together for one of the most unique battles ever.
Acting: 10/10- This is possibly the best cast ever assembled. Bringing together most of the actors from the previous movies into The Avengers it fully succeeded in balancing the cast and putting egos aside. The chemistry between the characters was great and they played off each other. I will write a more in depth analysis in a future post.
Special effects: 10/10- The CGI looked so realistic that you could almost believe that it was real. Hulk looked "Incredible" (no pun intended)! He is the most realistic CGI character ever created. During battle scenes he actually looked like he was really there in the fight. The 3D worked very well but it doesn't really change my overall opinion of the movie for better or for worse.
Soundtrack: 10/10- Alan Silvestri's soundtrack matched the epicness of the movie flawlessly. Using notes from each of the heroes previous movies during their scenes. This is one of my all time favorite soundtracks.
Comedy: 9.5/10- The amount and timing of the humor was again perfect, with it adding to the movie without feeling cheap. There are so many quotable lines and hilarious moments and dialogue.
Would I Watch This Again: Oh yeah! I am buying this on Blu-Ray/DVD and going to be watching over and over again. I doubt I will ever get tired of it.
Overall: 10/10- This is the first time I have given a movie a 10/10 since Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and it without a doubt deserves it. The Avengers was everything I could have wanted and more! It not only exceeds expectations, it "SMASHED!" them like the Hulk. It was worth every penny to see it in the theaters. The Avengers is one of those movies that turns out far better than you ever could have hoped for. It will always be known as one of the great movie classics like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones.
Additional Comments: The Avengers is a must see movie that you need to experience in the theaters and if you did not like it, you do not know what entertainment is. You will still enjoy even if you have not seen the other movie related to The Avengers.
Closing comments: It is hard to believe that Joss Whedon actually did it. He made the perfect Comic Book movie.
Recommended for: Anyone, Must-See for Action fans, Comic Book movie fans, Fans of being entertained, Humans (aliens would probably like it also), Sci-Fi fans, Fantasy fans, Action Adventure fans, Fans of any of the actors, Movie fans, If you have seen any of the other Avengers movies,
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