- Origin: 24/25
- Story: 22/25
- Camera/SFX: 25/25
- Performance: 24/25
Marvel Studios presents Marvel’s The Avengers-the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. — (C) Marvel
- Rated: PG-13 (Some violence and action)
- Genre: Action and Adventure, Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Directed by: Joss Whedon
- Written by: Joss Whedon
- Release date: 4th May, 2012 (Wide)
- Length: 142 minutes
- Studio: Marvel Studios
|Robert Downey Jr.||Tony Stark/Iron Man|
|Chris Evans||Steve Rogers/Captain America|
|Mark Ruffalo||Bruce Banner/The Hulk|
|Scarlett Johansson||Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff|
|Jeremy Renner||Hawkeye/Clint Barton|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Nick Fury|
A team worthy of the big screen, Marvel have kept what made the team so good. All of them have different strengths and weaknesses, all fighting in a different way. Captain Americas outfit was a interesting choice, it almost looked ridiculous, but with everything going on many didn’t notice it. The characters relationships towards one another was good, characters had trust issues and personalties clashed. What I felt was missing was that the overall villain scheme was to just attack New York and they had no backup plan, Loki being a schemer would have had some plan for escape surely.
This was a team-up like no one has ever seen before. Their journey from being solo to stronger together was good, the characters had their own problems to face e.g. Tony Starks high ego or Steve Rogers old fashioned way of thinking. I must admit it was a typic fight the baddy and then win, but it did have a few good twists and turns. Overall, I liked the narrative, it had heart, but it was sometimes I felt like when they tried to put a risk factor into a scene it didn’t work. A great team up that did raise the bar high for the genre.
This was some camera wizardry, the fight scene in New York was amazing, the camera flowing from one character to the next, all having their own little part in the battle. Iron Man once again looked good, and now with the new Hulk at the time, it seems the CGI was still at a high. I still can’t get over how the camera follows Iron Man swooping in to blast some baddies and then the camera leaves his side to focus attention on other events like Captain America shield bash. Even the Chitauri had great CGI, the aliens from outer space had impact on screen and thats what enemy needs to do, to create tension.
All the main cast embody their roles well and give the fans something that they will remember for a awhile. Tom Hiddleston was a great villain and probably one of the best to this date, fans have really connected to his character and so he has a greater impact then most. The first few appearances of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury have set him up as an icon in the MCU, even though you learn very little about him, its the mystery of his life that makes him so interesting. In later films they tease a bit of his life to show another side to the character e.g. Captain Marvel.