This movie sees Marvel Entertainment’s new masters the Walt Disney Company and writer/director Joss Whedon create a $220 million visually stunning box office smash, which has been eagerly anticipated since Nick Fury tipped Tony Stark off as to his “Avengers Initiative” at the end of Iron Man (2008).
The characters were all fun to watch, with Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr) charismatic personality and humour lifting the whole superhero outfit, just as the Black Widow’s (Scarlett Johansson) mesmerizing kicks ass beauty illuminated the screen. All the while, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) were all portrayed commendably, just as the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) was, well, incredible. Seeing how the whole super team-up thing would pan out was great viewing .
In The Avengers, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) steals a powerful energy source called the Tesseract from S.H.I.E.L.D. in return for alien race the Chitauri helping him subjugate the Earth. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) then reactivates the Avengers Initiative to foil the fiendish scheme.
The battle in a localized area of midtown Manhattan was all out super action. Thor, Hulk and Iron Man were great as was Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow as they took on the advanced alien invasion force. The Avengers was slick and entertaining, but humorous, too,with some of the biggest laughs provided by the Hulk, who lands a sucker punch on Thor’s jaw, before later having a memorable encounter with his brother Loki, the god of mischief. VERDICT Good but not quite Marvelous
- Rated: PG-13
- Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
- Release Date: 4/11/2012
- Directed by: Joss Whedon
- Starring: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Stellan Skarsgård, Tom Hiddleston
- Produced by: Kevin Feige
- Written by: Joss Whedon, Zak Penn
- Studio: Marvel Studios