Perhaps in order to be precise and more exact, I should label this post, the-movie-everyone-but-me-has-seen or the-review-everyone-but-me-has-already-written. Yeah. But, we’ll go with the professional one and leave it at that.
Ever since filmmakers started teasing us with this movie, it became a kind of “awe” inspiring cinematic feat. Ironically, about the time the teaser promos came about is the same time that I really got into super hero films, and if one rules above all the rest, this would be it.
The Avengers (2012) MCU Film Review
S.H.I.E.L.D. comes under attack. As a result, this puts American lives at risk; the energy source they protect is unstable. This forces the director, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to have the facility evacuated. Knowing what they protect should never fall into the wrong hands, Fury puts his best on it, but Clint “Hawkeye” Barton (Jeremy Renner) reports no breaches. Without warning, the Asgard king Loki (Tom Hiddleston) enters the modern world with the intent to destroy it, and walks away with the cube, Selvig (Stellan Skargard), and Hawkeye. Fury now has a disaster to contend with. This inspires him to pull his best agent out of her op. Natasha Romonoff (Scarlett Johansson) has a past but she’s also the best. She is tasked to bring in Dr. Banner (Mark Ruffalo). They also need Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), a WWII super solider who’s been comatose for 70 years.
Also read in is the arrogant but intelligent billionaire Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) also known as Iron Man. Parting with his girlfriend Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Stark makes his way to S.H.I.E.L.D’s HQ. Iron Man and Captain Rogers manage to capture Loki but then lose him to his brother, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), an Asgardian who has a personal feud with Loki. Eventually, Thor sees the only way to thwart the powerful Loki is work with S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Would it be okay if I gush about this movie? Yes? Good because I’m going to. This movie is awesome. And epic. And heroic! Despite being the only one in my family who really likes superhero flicks, this title is one that the only appropriate way to watch is on the big-screen. Turns out, I’m right. I know no one cares or needs to know this, but gosh is this terrific on the big-screen. The sound reverberates (you can feel it) and is at times too loud but as an action film, this embodies the true sense of patriotism.
Last summer Thor and Captain America stormed the box office, both of which are great escapism. I like both for different reasons. Learning Marvel would put so many of its heroes in one place was almost too good to be true. For those few skeptical souls let me assure you, The Avengers isn’t just a fun outing, it also features some fabulous special effects and unforgettable heroics. Although, to be fair, just as we might expect, the good guys don’t always win. They come up against losses, but what matters is that they never give up. I can recall reading a mainstream review in which the reviewer said this about the Avengers, “they might not be the heroes we deserve, but they are the ones we need.” At the movies, it’s becoming alarmingly rare to encounter a hero who is above reproach. Here we have a good half-dozen.
Character development is basically non-existent because we already “know” the characters from their titular films. Despite the lack of new information, I love seeing them all together and being introduced to Tony Stark (note to self: must rent Iron Man) plus the new kid on the block, Hawkeye. He and Natasha have some great scenes that leave us begging to know more. Everything looks cool although the climax could have been cut, and still had an impact. What most surprises is the humor; it’s always timed just when we needed it most. Don’t expect everyone to walk away as a recurring character dies and there are some sacrifices made.
My dad is not the kind of person who likes movies in which the heroes have super powers, he prefers spy thrillers or an intelligent Dickens story but he went with me to see this one, and I have to say, despite being in a BIG theater with annoying patrons, the audience seems to understand the deeper impact the movie tries to make. I have been in movies in which the ending demands applause but not the same as this. The Avengers may not be the most intelligent film of this year but it is meaningful. Kudos to it for taking the box office number one spot for weeks!
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Content: there are plenty of violent scenes in which men are shot or stabbed. The climax has ugly space creatures invading NYC. There are about three intense hand-to-hand combat scenes; at least three men are re-programmed to mindlessly fight with Loki’s army. Language is rare but there are a few profanities. One scene shows a nude Banner lying in a pile of rumble [we barely miss a full frontal shot when he is dressing] and female agents wear form fitting uniforms. The film is PG-13