It’s just 10 days till The Avengers opens in cinemas locally (a nice two days before the US too) but if you haven’t seen the buzz filtering their way onto the Internet we’re here to catch you up on The Avengers. Thankfully the NDA has just ended, but nonetheless I’ll be avoiding as much specifics as possible – I don’t want to spoil the joy of experiencing this movie for the first time. Unless you like spoilers, then maybe feel free to hit us up on the comments below. Also, our full review will be out soon on TODAYonline and in print, so keep an eye out for that!
The culmination of a few years of Marvel’s superhero movies, The Avengers features most of the Marvel superheroes we’ve seen on the big screen recently – Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans) and The Hulk (new Hulk Mark Ruffalo) unite on the with Black Widow and Hawkeye (Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner) for what’s promised to be an all-out action fest.
And boy does it deliver! From the get-go the action almost never lets up. If you’re expecting a great action movie The Avengers is it, especially when you watch the fantastic final act of the movie.
And this isn’t some mindless action either – each beat is grounded by the feeling that something is seriously at stake. For that, you have to thank writer/director Joss Whedon for crafting an extremely balanced tale. Each character has their day in the sun, and the best part is the chemistry of the heroes as they interact, whether they’re trying to blow enemies, or each other, up.
The movie is constantly filled with laugh-out-loud moments that cut the tension permeating throughout the movie. Whether it’s Tony Stark being his usual snarky self or The Hulk doing something amazing you’ll either be laughing or cheering at the screen.
I hope I’ve conveyed just how much I enjoyed The Avengers, and if the cheers and claps of the people around me were any indication, I think it’s a sentiment shared by almost all of us. It’s definitely not a perfect movie – while there’re very-well-done quick character introductions, it does help to have watched everything before this, including the not-so-well-received The Incredible Hulk. The main villain Loki’s Machiavellian manipulations, while extremely menacing, sometimes almost seemed without motivation. Still, these are small complaints for what is possibly the best superhero movie yet. Highly recommended, so go out and get your tickets now!