The Avengers Movie Review
It takes great planning and execution from the top brass to come-up with an idea for a movie like “The Avengers”. Undoubtedly Marvel Studios have spent so much money in creating and popularising various superhero’s in single instalment like “Captain America”, “Hulk”, “Iron Man”, “Thor” & “Black Widow”. To bring all of them together in a film like “The Avengers” is a master stroke. The master stroke though had its risk and challenges but director Joss Whedon has pulled off the master stroke with astounding success.
“The Avengers” crew hasn’t put a foot wrong. Right from the story to the inter-linking of superheroes in alignment with the main theme everything seems perfect right from the word go. All superheroes have been given equal weightage without diluting their USP. The storyline is pretty simple wherein the bad guy Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is in possession of the Tesseract, a cosmic cube which is seen as a power to rule the world over.
SHIELD which is an international peace keeping agency recruits the 5 superheroes to fight Loki and make sure that Tesseract is released from Loki’s captivity and make sure that it is not easily available for the ordinary soul. From this point onwards, the 5 big guys join hands and the party begins where the stunts and the sequences that unfold one after another gets the viewers engulfed into storyline of the film.
The best part of “The Avengers” is the way the film shapes up. The introduction sequences are bit off track till the recruits meet together and chalk out a plan to disengage the plans of Loki. The finesse with which the planning takes place especially the deception that Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) throws over Loki is amazing. The 3D technology further add more weightage to the stunt sequences.
There are also fights that are timed to perfection especially the scene where Loki says to HULK that “he is god” only to be thudded to the ground the next second by the big man is truly remarkable. Scenes like this are so many and filled at right proportions throughout the film.
The climax where the collective effort to stop the Tesseract effect is again well executed. The film has a running time of 150 minutes and barring the first ten minutes till the opening credits appear, the movie scorches ahead in good pace. Undoubtedly a class apart in the superhero genre that gives every penny more than its worth.
On the whole “The Avengers” is belligerent and is poised to re-write box-office history worldwide. The perfect summer entertainment for audience across age groups.
“The Avengers” can’t get any better than this and a must watch entertainer.
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / The Hulk
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Tom Hiddleston as Loki