The Avengers (2012)

 

This is how to do an action movie Michael Bay, learn something from it. But all joking aside, “The Avengers” is a solid action film that gets everything right. An interesting story, complex characters, intense action, and a cast of superheroes together in the same room is everything a comic book fan will love. There is but one minor flaw towards this movie, and it’s just a little complaint. But the rest of the film was pretty damn good. “The Avengers” is a great example of how to do not only an action movie right, but also how to do a superhero film right as well.

 

The plot has the mischievous Loki (Tom Hiddleston) teaming up with some aliens to conquer and destroy Earth, So, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is going to assemble a team of heroes to stop Loki from taking over the world. This team includes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). With this team of superheroes, The Avengers is born to stop Loki.

 

“The Avengers” does a lot of things right, and this may come from several factors. The direction by Joss Whedon is from someone who knows his comic books and is definitely the perfect choice at directing this flick. The action is great as you get to see buildings, an entire aircraft, and almost the entire island of Manhattan destroyed for a purpose. As opposed to seeing a random city blows up for no specific reason. But here, it’s done so well, that the audience almost feels attached as to what’s going on. Especially during the final battle. But what really makes this movie stand out is the story.

 

The story, written by Whedon tells a good tale of superheroes coming together to stop a major threat. Another thing that makes the story good is the interaction between the characters. The way each superhero works around each other is sort of like having a team work around each other. Finally, the whole production feels like an actual comic book come to life. It is just something that comic books fans are going to enjoy a lot by from the beginning to the end credits. This is truly a movie for action lovers and comic book fans.

 

The only negative criticism that “The Avengers” is going for is that fact that Nick Fury does hardly any kind of action during the third act. And yes, we know he’s the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. and that he’s trying to save everyone from his air fortress, but come on. He could have done something other than give commands.

 

In conclusion, “The Avengers” is an action-packed movie that will sure to please even non-comic book fans. And with the release of “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Dark Knight Rises” coming soon, it looks like the superhero genre will be here to stay. Here’s hoping that those films will be on the same caliber as this one.

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