Alright, so it’s a few days late but I’ve finally seen The Avengers. So buckle up nerds, here’s my review. As I said with the Cabin In The Woods review, there MIGHT be some spoilers in this review, so if you haven’t seen it or you care about relatively small plot points being spoiled then stop reading this right now. The last thing I want to get is an e-mail about how I ruined The Avengers for you. Here’s the trailer, in case you have NO idea what I’m talking about.
Alright, now you remember right?
So, for years we’ve been watching Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and two failed attempts at Hulk and anxiously waiting for these guys to come together. We’ve absorbed the nerdy cross overs, watched the post-credits sequences, revisited comic books, and anxiously awaited with our nerdiest boners. Then it happened, the Joss Whedon helmed AVENGERS trailers started to come out, and we started to get even more excited. For the most part. I remember reading angry bullshit about the movie being in 3D, to which I say “Shut up”. ANYWAYS!
The movie blasts into gear with Nick Fury, and Hawkeye having an encounter with Loki, who shows up to screw up everyone’s day and indoctrinates Hawkeye and Erik Selvig (Thor movie) as the beginnings of his mindless drone army. Anyways, without giving too much more away, Loki, Hawkeye and the good doctor Selvig make off with something that will cause serious problems for the world, so Nick Fury summons The Avengers. First of which is Black Widow, or as most of you seem to know her “ScarJoh In SuperTIGHTLATEX”.
Let’s move on, the movie is great. I want to get that part across first and foremost. Pretty much what you would expect from taking characters from several movies and smashing them together and having the whole thing written and directed by the ever-charming Joss Whedon. The movie was surprisingly funny, a lot of the time. Tony Stark brings his usual smarmy sarcasm, Thor and Captain America bring their hilarious lack of knowledge of the world they’re trying to save, and Bruce Banner brings his… lack of desire to become the Hulk. Either way, the group of them are great to watch and the work well together.
The one huge surprise for me personally, was Mark Ruffalo. After blocking out the first attempt at Hulk with Eric Bana, and being disappointed by Ed Norton’s version, I was pretty much prepared not to give a shit about the Hulk ever again. I have to say, it might be worth revisiting one last time with Ruffalo and more ideas based on that character in The Avengers. He was really one of my absolute favorite characters of the movie.
Anyways, if you haven’t seen it, then I would strongly advise you seeing this movie right away. Also, here are a couple of trailers I saw before the movie that made me even more excited to see a few movies.