Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Avengers Review: The Best Superhero Film!

And there came a day unlike any other. When Earth’s Mightiest Heroes found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born…on the silver screen.  For 4 years, we have been treated to the works of Marvel Studios. We have seen the likes of the Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor and Captain America all come to the big screen and make names for themselves. Though each film has been able to stand alone, there has always been one thing circling each film: the inevitable team up. Now with director Joss Whedon at the helm, the wait is finally over. With so much riding on this film, did the superhero team up live up to the hype? Wait no longer as it is time to assemble the review of “Marvel’s The Avengers”.

The story of “The Avengers” deals with what else: the formation of the Avengers. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk team up to take on Loki who means to bring war to the earth in the hopes to rule over the human race as their king. The film’s major theme is of course bringing these heroes together, and it does terrific job at making the idea a reality. The script of the Avengers creates enough depth and conflict in the plot to keep you interested from the beginning to the end.  There is no denying that the movie is action oriented, but thankfully, the writier never forgets the relevance of storytelling.

The Avengers features a grand cast full of reprisals and newcomers.  The likes of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson, among others, return to their roles continuing and continue to develop. Then there are newcomers such as Mark Rufallo as Bruce Banner and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. These two prove that they belong in this cast as they play both parts respectively.   This cast is an ensemble personified. Each character gets enough screen time and development in the film giving everyone a purpose for being in this movie. The different combinations of performances made this cast stronger and really made for one the best ensemble I have seen for quite some time.

The movie is an action oriented film, and trust me, you will receive your money worth in that regard. There is enough action in this film for everyone as it the movie does a terrific job giving a variety of action as well putting detail into sequences. There are also several funny moments in the movie, but they are all in context and blends well with some of the film’s more tensed scenes. Yet among everything that makes this movie great, one of the more impressive feats is being able to mix the individual films’ traits and combining them to create a united atmosphere.

The Avengers” was four years in the making, and it exceeded expectations. Yes the film has a ton of action, but the movie never forgets the relevance of storytelling and characters.  It mixes everything that each film accomplished and manages to make it work in one feature presentation. This film is for both comic book fans and movie goers alike and it is everything a comic book film should be. It rivals the like of “The Dark Knight” as “The Avengers” is in fact the perfect comic book film.

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