the avengers reviewed.
by Peter Allen on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 11:02pm ·
Today I saw the movie I had been waiting to see since I was a small kid reading about the exploits of marvels greatest team of superheroes.
The hype for this,movie was incredible and it seemed impossible that it would be able to meet the expectations of fanboys worldwide. The good news is...it does. The better news is that it surpasses those expectations and does so without any pretensions to being other than it is.(I'm looking at you dark knight).
Joss whedon has managed the task of fitting in 7,yes 7,of marvels major players and crafting a movie where everybody gets a chance to shine.
Robert downey Jr excels once again as tony stark/iron man and gets most of the best lines.Chris Evans exudes authority as captain America,a man out of his time and yet a man who anyone would follow despite seemingly overwhelming odds.Chris hemsworth and Tom hiddleston show the same passion and flair they displayed to such great effect in Thor.hemsworth is a true star in the making while loki is simply the best screen villain I've ever seen. Hiddlestons eyes burn into your soul as he takes delight in the death and havoc he creates. Jeremy renner brings the character of hawkeye to life,particularly in the 2nd half of the movie.he shows a real flair for hawks trademark quips and handles the action scenes magnificently.
The 2 standouts tho,are Mark ruffalo,who's Bruce banner is easily the best interpretation of the role to date and who's hulk is breathtaking to behold. Everytime he's on screen you just yearn for more and more. He also gets the films 2 funniest scenes at the expense of a couple of asgardian gods :). His fight with loki is one of cinemas great moments.
Lastly we have scarlett johanssen as black widow. The true surprise of the movie,she is everything the character should be.smart,sexy,agile and cunning.the look in her face when face to face with an angry banner is superb. She has come in for a lot of criticism after the lackluster iron man 2 but here,the weakest link in the line up becomes its strongest part. She is sensational from start to finish.
The movie never let's up.it has action like Michael bay could only dream of.comedy of the highest order and one moment which i won't reveal here which actually brought tears to my eyes as the avengers are shown true heroism and truly become one team.
I can't recommend this movie highly enough. Spidey and the dark knight have a lot to live up to now and frankly, it sets the bar to such a level that only the avengers 2 could probably approach it. Spectacular,tremendous,amazing.the superlatives just don't do it justice. After a lifetime of waiting, I finally saw the Avengers Assemble and man it was worth the wait!!