HAPPY AVENGERS DAY!
As today, May 4th, has arrived, here is the final day of AVENGERS WEEK on the site. I hope that you have enjoyed this fantastic look at the films and the characters that all lead up to the movie that we have been waiting for, oh, so long!
I’d like to take the time to thank each of you for being here and reading/commenting on/sharing the posts, and I’d also like to take the time to thank the following people for their awesome contributions:
- Dan from Fogs’ Movie Reviews: (IRON MAN)
- Aidy from Aidy Reviews: (IRON MAN 2/BLACK WIDOW)
- Meccadawn (a.k.a. Brys): (NICK FURY)
- Ruth from Flixchatter: (AGENT COULSON)
- Ted S. from Flixchatter: (THE INCREDIBLE HULK)
- Jaina from Time Well Spent (THOR)
- Morgan from Morgan on Media (LOKI/HAWKEYE)
- Tajuana from TajGreene Movies (CAPTAIN AMERICA)
As promised, here is my contribution to AVENGERS WEEK: Post #10, Review of Marvel’s greatest movie to date, The Avengers.
- Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and many more!
- Directed by: Joss Whedon
- Synopsis: “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…In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.” (Collider)
- Rated: PG-13 for intense action and sci-fi violence
It’s finally here! The movie we’ve been highlighting this entire week here on AVENGERS WEEK. It is now time for you all to assemble for the greatest Marvel movie to date and watch some of “Earth’s mightiest heroes” defend and avenge our planet.
So many people, critics, and fans have expressed both excitement and speculation when it comes to the capability of director Joss Whedon and the cast of this film (naysayers of Mark Ruffalo’s addition as The Hulk, complaints heard of too many high-profile characters, etc). Well, let’s just say that they can all sit in a theater and stop complaining now, because Whedon and cast nailed it!!…with Thor’s hammer! ha!
Full of action, Joss Whedon appropriately finds the right balance of events, characters, focuses, and plots and delivers one of the best superhero movies ever. Appropriately giving each and every character in the film enough time on the screen to keep an engagement with and attachment to their respective story, every character in the film has the right amount of story told without distracting from the mission at hand. If ever there was a way to show how so many superheroes come together, have to work out their differences among themselves, and then are forced to come together as a team, THIS is the way to do it! (D.C., you better be taking notes if you expect to have a rival Justice League movie…I’m just saying).
With believable foes, extraordinary character development, epic battle scenes, and very little of it actually spoiled by trailers, The Avengers shares an ultra-impressive look at what superhero films should be made of.
The length of this movie (approx 2.5 hrs) is perfect in order to tell this amazing story. (It is advised that you watch each of the films leading up to it first to understand more of what is going on.) It’s one big giant adventure with the same characters (and new ones) we have come to love from the “prequel” films. From Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man to Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and more, each character is given plenty of time to shine and shine they do.
Probably two of those who do it best in this film: Loki (Hiddleston) and Dr. Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Man! Ruffalo did A-MAZING as Banner! The Hulk could very arguably be the best character in the film. (I will tell you that I, for one, am actually glad now that Ed Norton did NOT reprise his role and am glad that Ruffalo has since signed a deal with Marvel for six more films!)
I loved so much about this film:
Thor’s fight scenes; Hawkeye; Black Widow’s much more important role in the film (as opposed to her role in Iron Man 2); The Hulk; Iron Man’s wit and conflicts with Captain America; the fighting sequences…ALL of them; seeing how all of the previous films worked right into this one; the humor and amount of laughs that are incorporated and not forced into the film; The Helicarrier! Oh man, so much to geek out about in this movie!
I will just simply tell you this: With a strong cast, strong following, impressive story, amazing special effects, and more, The Avengers rocks. It is a must-see. Even some of the moments in the post-converted 3D are pretty neat. Whedon just naturally includes so many of the elements of this film into one big awesome delivery that none of it seems forced or unnatural, and it easily flows into the movie we’ve been wanting and deserving to see. There is nothing to NOT like about The Avengers!
Go! Assemble yourself with friends, fans, and family, and go see The Avengers, one of the most impressive superhero movies ever made! Having said that, I am on my way to watch it…for the THIRD time right now! (I’m not kidding about that either!)
Score: 5 out of 5 stars for The Avengers
Some of you will remember that I went to a casting call over a year ago for The Avengers. Well, I also was fortunate to be picked. After filming for several weeks and waiting for the movie for MONTHS after that, last night I attended a special premiere event for The Avengers where I, along with several others who spent time filming on the set with the cast and crew of the movie for several weeks, were the guests of honor at a theater in Albuquerque, NM. While I was unable to get a video of everyone together sharing their thoughts on the movie, I thought I’d at least share with you a photo of us at the festivities as we watched and celebrated our hard work on the set of the film. If you look carefully throughout the film, you can see several of my friends and I in different scenes on the helicarrier in the film! It was a fantastic experience that I will never forget and that I will always cherish. S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent for LIFE!
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer