The Avengers Review (No Spoilers)
I consider myself fortunate. I simply noticed an early screening of “The Avengers”, and it gives me a chance to dish. Total, lot of parts within the film have been nice, some were bad, and a few simply left me scratching my head wondering what the heck just happened. For director and screenwriter Joss Whedon, it was a film he could be happy with, except for some inconsistencies and some picket performing beyond his control. Speaking of actors (or actress on this case) Scarlett Johansson simply did a phenomenal job playing Natasha Romanoff the Russian spy working for S.H.I.E.L.D.I’ll get extra into that later.
First lets start with a bit warning about this film. If you have not watched the movie “Thor” you can be misplaced! If this film wasn’t named “The Avengers” it may have been referred to as “Thor 2: The return to Earth”. It is totally dependent on that one movie, and that i extremely suggest that you just decide up the Thor DVD, earlier than you put down a single cent to see “The Avengers”. There are references to the “Captain America” movie, however not enough for me to advise renting that DVD.
The best thing about “The Avengers” is the eye-popping particular results. Fingers down the very best this yr up to now. It is shocking though that this movie is being released on Might 4th and not throughout the Summer season. With the amount of eye sweet this movie places out, this movie should have been released in June. If CGI is your factor, then “The Avengers” won’t disappoint. Trying back I form of remorse not seeing this in an IMAX, since these “wow” moments would have been so much greater on an even bigger screen.
Whenever you see this movie the two on screen presences that you’ll remember are Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Lee Renner. Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow performs something this isn’t in action movies, a smart, powerful, unbiased woman who will not be romantically concerned with the hero. She plays a former spy earlier than becoming a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. who works properly with the group, and does not really feel the need to bat her eyelashes to get the job completed. It’s not a role that one would initially choose of someone as beautiful thor shirt as Scarlett Johansson to play. Nonetheless, she exudes such a toughness and seriousness that it makes her character believable, that she will stand amongst Earth’s greatest heroes.
Jeremy Lee Renner plays the edgy Clint Barton / Hawkeye in “The Avengers”, and does an outstanding job as the archer who could make unimaginable photographs. I can not go into much about him, because he’s such a driving drive in the primary half of the film. Let’s simply say he plays both sides of the coin with a deadly effectivity.
All comedic relief is handled by Robert Downey, Jr. reprising his thor shirt position as Tony Stark. Downey, whose is the driving force behind the “Iron Man” franchise, has this role down so pat I swear he may do it in his thor shirt sleep! Enjoying the egotistical however moralistic Tony Stark, Downey brings a personality that does not play effectively with others on the team, but will get the job executed it doesn’t matter what it takes. Downey is in a position to maneuver the plot by stirring up battle within the crew, and taking one’s mind off of his co-star Chris Evans.
Captain America performed by Chis Evans, ought to have the hero’s name modified to Captain Boring. It was like watching Al Gore trying to save Earth. It didn’t work, and I actually wished he wasn’t such a distinguished function in the film. He performed a one dimensional hero, upset about his past, stuck in a single explicit mindset. That leads me to believe that it wasn’t Evans fault, however simply the way the character was written. I assumed Evans portrayal of America’s hero was higher within the franchise “Captain America” than it was right here. I do know Evans is a good actor, and i do hope his character can be fleshed out more in “Captain America 2”. Nevertheless, for “The Avengers” the inconvenient fact is that Evans performs a component as wood as an Al Gore joke.
The remainder of the solid were there, but nothing really stands out. Chris Hemsworth as Thor played the half he was born to play, but brought nothing but eye-sweet and nice fight scenes to the film. His function was the least amongst the movies giants Downey and Johansson. That’s shocking since his characters brother Loki played by Tom Hiddleston is the main antagonist of “The Avengers”. Hiddleston performed an amazing character, however I felt it could have been more. Loki is a torn character with issues (see the film “Thor” to grasp why), that actually wanted a darker portrayal than a typical film villain wishing to enslave mankind. There are flashes of what should have been, however the screenplay simply did not provide enough to make this character nice. This character could have been one other Heath Ledger’s joker, however it turned out instead to be something seen earlier than.
Samuel L. Jackson turned in another man behind scenes pulling all the strings function as Nick Fury. An amazing position, and he played it completely. The same may be stated of Mark Ruffalo taking part in Bruce Banner earlier than CGI takes over to rework him into the Hulk. Ruffalo put his own spin on the “Hulk” franchise that actually works. It was nice to see this classic Marvel character in a position to develop, and I actually hope the studio sticks with Ruffalo for a Hulk sequel.
These days, since going to the movies can get a bit pricey one judges films if it was value the money. “The Avengers” was price my worth of admission. It was fun, and surprisingly it moved at a fast tempo considering how many storylines and characters they were attempting to squeeze into this one movie. I left the theatre wishing for more from Hiddleston, surprised by Johansson and upset by Evans. General out of 4 stars it gets a solid three; because for a ought to have been summer flick it retains you entertained with the action. The action scenes and eye-sweet alone are value the price of admission, and can gloss over any negatives this movie might have.