Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Avengers Movie Review

Greatest super hero movie ever made....yes this statement is true.

     The build up to this movie has been going on for years now, since the second Hulk movie Marvel has been preparing audiences for their super hero A-team movie and while some of the individual hero's movies weren't that great The Avengers manages to be a great and for the most part perfect super hero movie. This is probably due to the fact that Joss Whedon (of Firefly fame) is at the helm, this man knows how to make a super hero movie especially one that has to balance and showcase each of its hero's. Each hero adds something to the team and while this movie feels a little slow to start it never feels like it drags on, even though it clocks in at 2 and a half hours long. Another thing that should be noted is how much better the character of Hulk has become, now that he has other super humans to contend with. His solo movies just never had enough of a variety of things but in this movie he has some funny moments and when he smashes it just feels and looks better then in the previous movies. Sam Jackson is even more awesome as Nick Fury director of SHIELD and watching him command the troops and the SHIELD Hellacarrier is actually pretty cool. It is important to note that the actors do a surprisingly good job on portraying each character and their interactions with the other superior beings.

   Which brings me to my next topic, the visual presentation of the film. This is a movie that has spent a significant time being developed, and it shows. The CGI is great, it blends in well and looks natural. While I am not a fan of 3D this is by far the best use of it in a movie (I thought Avatar's 3D was over the hill, I could never really watch that movie it was just too much). The score is also fairly good for a Marvel movie, having a mix what resembles the Terminator soundtrack and even bits of the Transformers one this is a great score not that many people would stop to listen.

  This movie has done a lot for its sub genre, it shows that there is a large market for these movies and it shows that if given to a great director you can have a wonderfully excellent movie that doesn't sacrifice anything when it tells its story.

+3D is actually good this time
+Great Acting
+Black Widow


  1. Jam-packed full of action, humor, special effects, and superheroes, The Avengers is the perfect way to start off the Summer blockbuster season. I hope that Whedon returns for the sequel that they're talking about doing, but then again, it may be another 4 years until we get to see that again. Nice review Michael. I wonder what will be a bigger flick this Summer: this or The Dark Knight Rises? Can't wait to see that one either!

  2. I'm waiting until the crowds die down a bit, but i'm pretty sure this is going to be one of the best action flicks I've ever experienced