It has been a while since my last movie review, hope I'm not too rusty! I think my last review was Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2, and I used the expression "left a bad feeling in my mouth." Hopefully this one goes better. It seems to me that I always give everything a relatively high rating, just because... I dunno, I'm afraid to hurt someone's feelings? Well too bad! I'm going to review this movie honestly, not holding anything back, full throttle! And with that said, this is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.
When it comes to comic books, I always pick MARVEL over DC (no offense, DC. I really like you guys' comics, especially how you published BIONICLE, but I have to pick my favorite). I've been an Avengers fan ever since I read my first Avengers comic. There was nothing cooler than seeing how Iron Man interacted with say, Hulk. These were two of my favorite super heroes, in the same comic book! What could be better? Anyway, I saw an emerging pattern in the last few years, in the MARVEL movies, that is. There were a lot of recurring characters, references, invitations from S.H.I.EL.D. I figured a movie like this was coming. At the end of Captain America, when they showed the trailer, I was happy but skeptical. Could the Avengers be pulled off live-action style? I found out.
The plot of the movie is simple. Loki (Thor villain) is using the Tesseract (object from most of the movies) to summon an army and conquer Earth. Actually, there's a lot more than that, but that's good enough for now at least. It's up to Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye to stop Loki and defend the earth!
The movie does so many things so right. This may not be how you envisioned the Avengers meeting each other, and it felt a little awkward at one moment. This may only be for me, but during the Iron Man/Thor battle when Captain America deflects Thor's hammer, it just sort of stops. It felt weird to me, but it just stops, and it seems like they've all come to some sort of understanding I just couldn't grasp. Maybe it's just me, but that part seemed a little abrupt.
Other than that, there are very few qualms I had with this movie. The characters were all represented very well, except maybe for Hawkeye. I know Hawkeye as a joking, sarcastic, archer. And, albeit he was enslaved by Loki for 60% of the movie, he was very serious and sullen, unlike the Hawkeye I know and love. However, he's still a total boss, maybe even more boss in this movie, so there was some compensation.
Avengers is one of my favorite super-hero movies. It's full of action, humor, and the simple concept of it is just awesome. If you're looking for a good superhero movie, or just a good action movie, this is the movie for you.
4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
There are a lot of Avengers. A lot of them had to be left out of this movie. If I had to add three, what would they be? Why, I shall answer the question you obviously just asked. Let's go.
Hugh Jackman is a boss, and so is Wolverine. When you have this guy on your side, it's hard to lose. Also, a lot more girls would come to the movies. He's Hugh Jackman.
#2 ANT MAN
Ant Man is an overlooked superhero. He commands swarms of ants, can shrink to the size of less than a wasp, and can also grow 20 stories tall. Yeah.
#1 THE BLACK PANTHER
Black Panther is my favorite super hero ever. Why? He's possible the most boss superhero in the history of time. He's "The Most Dangerous Man Alive," and "The Man Without Fear." He wears a suit infused with Vibranium, a metal that can absorb and redirect energy. Think of him as the Batman of Marvel, but cooler.
And that's all! Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy The Avengers!