A god of thunder. A World World 2 veteran. A billionaire playboy who categorizes himself as a genius. A genetics researcher who can turn into your biggest nightmare. A femme fatal soviet spy and the archer with whom she fell in love with. These men and woman, who risk their lives for others, come together as a team and become the greatest super hero force known as The Avengers.
Marvel unleashes its biggest and most anticipated film to date. Constantly teasing fans with the release of Iron Man 2, Captain America and Thor, Marvel finally brings comic books fans what they’ve been waiting for. The elite team of superheroes is recruited by director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D, Nick Fury. After being threatened by Thor’s adoptive brother Loki, Fury calls in the team to stop Loki from taking over the human race.
The long awaited film comes to us without disappointment. The story line stays consistent from beginning to end, never once showing us unnessacary scenes or dialogue.
Directed by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cabin in the Woods), who also wrote the script, he captivates the meaning behind The Avengers and pinpoints each of the characters’ issues. With scene after scene, re-introducing the audience to each main character, you are reminded of those issues. And he also never fails to highlight the importance of each supporting character.
The all-star cast which includes Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders, all accomplish what their characters are all about. Every actor completely developed their character in this film and delivered performances way more alluring than they did in their individual films.
And if there had to be a stand-out character in the movie, it would have to be Mr. Bruce Banner. Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk might just be the best we’ve ever had.
The script is incredibly thought out and ridicously smart. Despite the two hour and 23 minute running time, you almost don’t even notice because you are so invested in the film. There was a point when I was watching the movie where I forgot where I was and what I was doing. That’s what this movie does to you. This film is way beyond the typical Marvel movie because Whedon brings comedy, action, heart and commitment to the film. He understands the premise of the what the Avengers is about and showcases the character flaws and strong points in a way that doesn’t make you wish he would have done it a different way.
The Avengers was well worth the wait. And it’s actually upsetting to know that we have to wait years for the next one. Even if you’re not into the comics or not a fan of the other super hero films, this movie will definitely change your mind about that. The Avengers is, without a doubt, the best superhero film ever. You have movies and then you have epic cinematic experiences and this film was just that.