Hey bloggers! So in case you missed it somehow The Avengers comes out today or for total nerds like myself there was a midnight showing last night. I’m also nearly finished with the book I am currently reading but due to recent events I have been busy this week but hope to have it for you in the next couple of days too.
So back on target. The Avengers kick ass. Now I won’t lie and say I’m what you would call a die hard fan. I didn’t grow up watching it and I can’t tell you what happens next in the series or what but I did like the individual movies. I adore Stark as Iron Man his whit is just beyond words. Captain America was nifty as well. Thor brought us the story of the gods and hehe Loki who is oh so good at bring bad. Now through Iron Man we (non-die hard fans) were introduced to Black Widow and Directory Furry. I can say I’ve never seen any of the Hulk movies though, so as far as he goes I had nothing to go by other than brilliant man is exposed to gamma rays and when he gets angry he becomes big green beast. Now as I re-watched Thor before posting due to someone mentioning that Hawkeye was in it I had to double check and wow he is briefly I don’t know how I missed it.
So the movie itself I had no expectations as to what to expect in a sense of story. I expected action, some comedy, and the brilliant whit of Stark. I got just that and then some.
The story, if you don’t know follows Loki to Earth and he is doing what he does best and is causing issues. He is trying to open a portal to bring about a war so he can rule Earth of course. To stop him Director Furry brings together Captain America, Stark, Banner (Hulk), & Natasha (Black Widow) to try and prevent this end of days. Thor manages a trip back to Earth as well to try and capture his brother and bring back the Tesseract the power source aka evil cube of death. This fight isn’t easy though with the confusion and distrust amongst its team so they must find a way to work together and save the world.
The actors all did a great job. As mentioned before I adore Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. The whit, sarcasm and just plain attitude just roll off of him so well I can’t imagine anyone else playing him. Now we have pretty much everyone returning in their rolls like Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, to name a few. They all did amazing jobs with their characters. I even enjoyed Mark Ruffalo as Banner/Hulk. Each brought a depth to the character (or continued it from the previous movies), and you got to know them better. Some we didn’t know very well from the previous movies were more flushed out.
For example we get more depth to Natasha which was great I had no idea her history, her story. Now I feel I know more. I learned more about many of the characters. It also wouldn’t be a true post by me without mentioning that this movie was amazing on its own merits but it also has some fabulous eye candy. Yes the cast is full of hotties. I also have to give special notice to which I’m sure A Girl will elaborate on, Hawkeye. Oh he was yummy.
If that isn’t enough for you then you can be rest assured there is plenty of action. Lots of people fighting and you get to see some pretty interesting mash ups. Even I thought after watching the individual movies who would win if one fought the other and such. All done really well and so cool on the huge theatre screen larger than life, I’ll call it super hero size.
Well I obviously give this movie 5 stars, who wouldn’t. So you should go check it out ASAP. Also stay for the credits. Not just the little tidbit that happens after the first break in credits but to the super end after everything plays out and the screen goes dark there is something there. No leaving out early or you miss out. So tell me what you think? Have you seen it yet or plan too? Are you a fan like me or a true die hard fan? I can’t wait to hear what you all have to say.
Rating: 5 Stars