So we had not just one, but two Iron Man movies. There was a fun Thor flick, and a not so interesting Captain America movie. There were even a couple Incredible Hulk flicks. All this was leading up to the big mash-up that was The Avengers. Now, I was a X-men reader myself, and never got into this area of comics. So I was coming in pretty fresh to all this. Well, I did know that one of my favorite directors was writing and helming – so this should be a good one.
You can’t keep an evil god down, and Loki (Tom HIddleston) is a pretty mischievous god. Using a series of tricks, traps and a army of trans-dimensional beings, he’s going to rain the hurt onto the Earth. Why? Because he figures it’s about time someone with a huge horned helmet ruled the puny humans.
That’s where agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) comes in. It’s time to gather the superheroes he’s been recruiting for one battle royale to save the planet. So Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) join forces, sometimes not so peaceably, to battle monsters in New York city and cause as much mayhem as possible. Will the Avengers be able to save us all, or will Loki triumph?
- Does a neat job of tying all the previous plots together.
- Moves at a perfect pace with a great balance of action and humor
- Each hero gets plenty of time to shine.
- Joss Whedan’s dialogue has some detractors
- Your favorite hero may not get enough screen time
- The plot has a number of holes that an alien army could march through
Well Joss Whedon delivers a full-blown fun comic book hero mash up. His trademark wisecracking dialogue is back and makes the film a lot of fun. It’s got more brains than the Transformer films, and it’s more fun than Nolan’s Batman trilogy. So all in all, it’s my current favorite of the Marvel flicks. Besides it gave us Cobie Smulders kicking ass with guns and martial arts!
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Scores (out of 5)
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