The Avengers (2012) Review
Joss Whedon you beautiful man you. Well he has done what many thought would be impossible creating a film with six superheroes without it being a total mess. The film is not only not bad but in my opinion pretty damn perfect. By perfect I mean I honestly don’t have any complaints, no stupid stuff, no boring scenes, it’s just a great action film. Marvel Studios presents Marvel’s The Avengers-the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. 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. Tim’s Film Reviews Recommended.
The Film is so good that I will not be stating any spoilers because it should be truly enjoyed. The film starts off without a single boring moment instead deciding to get the back story for Loki’s invasion (how he gets to earth, why and how he gets his army), which was clever because it meant the film wouldn’t have to go back for Loki but instead could develop on the avengers coming together. The avenger’s first contact with each other certainly was kept true to the characters created in the films and comics meaning there was plenty of clashes involving all the heroes.
There are a few things Joss Whedon does very well and you see two of them a lot in this film, the first would be brilliant character development meaning in this film that each of the characters in this massive film had their own screen time without one being more important than any other(even lesser characters got their time on the screen). The second is making smaller film sets get packed with massive stories and characters which looks and works great (action scenes within flying fortress, fight between Iron man and Thor within the woods), he obviously feels more comfortable on smaller sets because of his work on TV and lower budget films but he knows how to make these look just as good as in the open landscape scenes. For the larger scale action scenes experienced film man Zak Penn chipped in to help to make the spectacular visuals up on display.
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The characters are surprisingly well performed by the cast and where written as being more human than any of their own films have portrayed before, this had to be displayed for the story to play out but let the viewer see more of the characters flaws and what really pushes their buttons. In this film you can see some of Joss Whedon sense of humour gets worked into nearly every scene and will appeal to everyone who watches even if you haven’t seen any of the characters before. My favourite line would have to be “he’s adopted” you will only get it after watching but you will laugh.
This film could have so easily been just awful because it had all the right ingredients for a bad film, the sheer amount of massive characters who by all rights should be only on one film franchise each, the enormous budget, an all-star cast of A list actors with some having bigger egos than the characters they are portraying. But throw some of that joss Whedon magic on it and it all just starts to work and work very well. Oh and just to mention it’s great for watching something on IMAX 3D screening.
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