By this time I think most of the public have already seen The Avengers, so it’s okay now to put up a review of the film. Sorry USA, you still have a few days before you could see this film.
I can tell you right off the bat, this is no Dark Knight. It’s not a thinking man’s comic book film. If you’ve seen all the lead-up films to this, you’d know it’s going to be a light one. Your usual summer popcorn flick.
But, that’s not to say that this is a stupid film ala Michael Bay movies. Nope. It is a smart film and it’s got all the signature Joss Whedon wit thrown in it. So far, this is my favorite comic book film to come out this year.
Loki is set on conquering earth and needs the Chitauri to help him accomplish his goals. To do this, he needs the power of the Tesseract (cosmic cube) in order for him to open a portal for his alien army to enter our realm. Of course Nick Fury does not want this to happen, so he assembles the Avengers to stop this threat. As with all team origins, they initially won’t work well together and almost destroys the SHIELD Helicarrier to prove it.
Clocking in at two and a half hours, this is one of the longer comic book films released. But not once did I look at my watch. There is no shortage of witty banter from all members of the Avengers, as this is Whedon’s style of writing. For example:
Thor: He is my brother (Thor defending Loki)
Black Widow: He killed 80 people in 2 days…
Thor: He’s adopted?
The fight scenes are also brilliant. Some scenes may have some hints of Michael Bay-isms, but they’re all fine. I especially like scenes that has Hulk in it. I think after watching the movie, he’s going to be everyone’s favorite Avenger. Just look out for the Hulk vs Loki scene. That alone is worth the price of admission.
Everyone gets their moment to shine. Whether it’s in the action sequences or in the banter scenes, you’ll find something to cheer about your favorite Avenger. It is full of geeky goodness.
If there’s one thing disappointing about this movie, is that it ended. I could watch this even if it’s five hours long. It’s that good. I’ve seen it twice already, and I still think it’s not enough. I want more. It is worth every cent that I paid to see it in 3D (which I think is the best way to see this movie).
It’s a Solid 10 out of 10 for me.