The Avengers 2012 - Movie Review (Marvel Reviews)

The Avengers 2012 - Movie Review (Marvel Reviews)

The Avengers, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston, and Stellan SkarsgÄrd and it was directed by Joss Whedon and it's about The god of mischief Loki, he has come down to earth wanting to rule mankind by bringing his army and the Avengers come together to fight against that.





I was really worried about so many characters, so many huge larger-than-life characters in one movie, can they make the story cohesive? can they make the scene like a whole movie? not just a whole bunch of different movies just mashed into one? yes they really can I adored this movie, I was so pleased with it, I could easily geek out right now and say this movie was so awesome, the action was so cool, the special effects and everything were great, and what makes this movie so good are the characters they are so fleshed out, each character is revealed to have many layers, lots of depth, reasons for doing why they're doing, what they're doing, in my opinion, the best comic book movies are the ones where you can care about those superheroes and you start to forget that they're dressed in tights and you start to forget about that and you look at that person as a human being with real problems, struggles and difficulties and that's what the Avengers has.


Let's start with Loki, best comic book movie villain since the Joker in the Dark Knight without a doubt, his character was all different types of things, "evil, funny, devious" but it wasn't just those things that make a melon great, it was the fact that his villain knew the ways to get under each member of the Avengers skin, he knew every little button to push on the Avengers, he was so maniacal, just mischievous got a mission if it makes sense and without a villain that strong and a movie with so many larger-than-life heroes, this movie would not have work and Loki brings the money, and that brings me to Thor who is the brother of Loki, now that is really great because that is a dynamic and emotional relationship between these two characters that no one else on the Avengers team can have, seeing them face off kind of reminded me of when obi-wan Kenobi and Darth Vader first met in Star Wars, seeing that face-off and the emotional battle between those two characters throughout the movie just added a whole another layer to the movie, Chris Hemsworth was greatest Thor - I thought he was even better in this movie than it was in Thor and he's just perfect for Thor, he's funny, he's likable and he's a good actor.


For a long time, one of the things I heard quite often before this movie came out was Scarlett Johansson, what is she gonna do in this movie, she's a human, she's just really good at kicking butt, she's not gonna be able to hold her own amongst the Hulk and Captain America and all these huge people, if you see this movie and don't think that Black Widow should be there you are incorrect, her and Hawkeye have a really cool relationship in this movie and it's really good that Joss Whedon chose to go in that direction with those characters, they're both humans, both agents on this team and they would relate well to each other and they flesh out each other really well throughout the film, certain things need to be taken care of that Captain America and the Hulk just can't do, like helping humans but Black Widow and Hawkeye that's what they need to do and you can watch the entire Avengers team like fall into place now.


Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, see Mark Ruffalo got a lot of hate for this when it came out because people really liked Edward Norton, but this, I'm going to tell you, this is the first time I had been 100% satisfied with the Hulk in a movie, this is the first time where I have just thought yes this is the Hulk from the comics, Mark Ruffalo did an excellent job and the Hulk is just so great in this movie, he really stands out and he's got pretty much all the best moments. 

Do I even need to tell you that Robert Downey jr. is fantastic here, I mean this is the character of Robert Downey jr. Iron Man, he has made Iron Man his character, he is so great, Joss Whedon and Zack Penn did some great comedy writing for this movie, he is so funny, I mean, this movie is actually very hilarious, its funnier than some of the comedies I've seen so far and one of the really cool things about Iron Man's character is the way he matured, you see him fight with that inside him throughout this movie because he's really more of a narcissistic or selfish character, you can see him as the movie progresses just becoming more of a hero.


Chris Evans was great once again as Captain America, I thought he did really well in the first movie, I really liked him here and one of the really cool things about his character to see Captain America still learning and experiencing new things since he's from a previous time, it's cool seeing him reacting to things and seeing if you can understand jokes and stuff, it's really good smart writing and his relationship with Robert Downey jr and the way they bounce off one another as the film continues, such a great thing to see. And there is nothing better than seeing Samuel L.jackson in an eyepatch giving orders,  you can just sit there and get entertained by him


One of the things I loved about this movie was how it really showed how each member of the Avengers was integral to the team functioning correctly, you could see how like everything fit into place with each one of these characters and how they would solve problems,  and it goes without saying, the CGI was great, there was not one poorly done shot, this movie is technically extremely impressive, no spoilers but be sure you don't get up right when the credits end that's all I'll say, in my opinion, this is one of the best Marvel movie ever made, the great balance of characters, with action and a terrific villain.

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