The Avengers

Hey Peach Reviewers!

We went to the 3D showing of Marvel’s The Avengers and it definitely lives up to all of the recent hype we’ve been reading online. If you are a Marvel fan or just a fan of good action movies you will thoroughly enjoy The Avengers!

What I like about this movie the most is that you can watch this movie and enjoy it without having seen any of the other Marvel superhero movies. The film gives enough background on all of the characters that you can understand what’s going on and not feel lost about the film’s direction.

The Avengers all star lineup features the likes of Iron Man, The Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Captain America, and Thor, all of whom first appeared in Marvel’s comic book series in the early 60’s. Stan Lee (the original creator of the comic book series) spared no chance at an average movie series featuring mega-stars for their roles. The most popular of the Marvel Avenger-related films is definitely Iron Man (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and his display of humor and intellectuality in this film is amazing!

It’s rare to find a movie that has it all: comedy, action, drama, romance, adventure, suspense. But Joss Whedon (director/screenplay) did an excellent job taking all of the characters from their respective movies and merging them together to make this one of the best action movies of the summer. The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) did a great job of doing what he does best….. smashing things. He of all people even has a few comedic scenes in the film. One of which takes a jab (and I mean literally, a “jab”) at Thor after they used teamwork to take down an opponent. Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America (Chris Evans),and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), round out the rest of the team with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) leading the squad. Their enemy? A demi-god named Loki (Tom Hiddleston) who’s also Thor’s brother who’s bent on taking control of earth and releasing humans from a tortuous plight with “freedom.”

It takes a good while for the action to begin but it’s worth the wait when it happens. Watching all of the heroes come together after being so against teaming up and trusting Nick Fury (who randomly brought them together) over come their personal differences and come together for 1 common goal. To defeat Loki and save the human race from annihilation.

In an era where Hollywood thinks everything should be in 3D, The Avengers actually delivers with in your face, arrow shooting, car tossing, plane flipping action. So if you decide to spend the extra $3-$8 on the 3D version you won’t be disappointed. A new feature that I just noticed with this film is in certain scenes half the screen will blur and other parts will not. This is because the filmmakers want you to focus on certain areas of specific scenes to take notice of subtleties that would otherwise be missed.

This was undoubtedly the best movie to kickoff the summer! And remember, after the movie ends, watch past the credits. There are 2 surprises for you! 😀

“If we can’t save the human race, then you can be damn certain we’ll avenge it.”- Iron Man

-TPR

 

(The above picture is property of Marvel Films)

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