I’ve actually been thinking if this film would live up to its promise of assembling a group of superheroes and making it work at the big screen. After all, some of them haven’t had any film solely dedicated to them and their heroism although we see them every now and then popping up in some scenes from the previous Marvel films, we still don’t know them “personally.”
The Avengers tells the story of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Agent Coulson ( Clark Gregg) assembling a group of superheroes (rather gifted and talented creatures) which they have been doing for the past five years to form a military force known as the Avengers Initiative. There we see Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) being joined by Fury and Coulson themselves, Black Widow (Scarlett Johanssen) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) to fight for humanity.
In this film, we see Loki (Tom Hiddleston) leaving Asgard to take up Earth as its king and enslave humanity including his brother Thor. It’s funny because Loki’s much more interesting now than his less-compelling antagonistic take in Thor. Somehow, it enriches his character as well as Thor himself which I thought was the weakest prior to this film – performance wise.
There may be some weak moments in the film, which are stereotypical with the genre – good versus evil, but there are far enough moments that I can truly say that The Avengers really is the best film in the Marvel series. It has stunning action sequences, great climax building and the characters establishment was superb! I thought the banter between Tony Stark (Iron Man) and Steve Rogers (Captain America) was good and carry the film all throughout. And with the occasional hilarity of the Hulk’s character – I thought it was effortless.
Althought I’m not exactly a fan of the series, I am still excited for the sequel which I think we will be getting after this. The Avengers took on some cultural icons and made them even more appealing than they already are. The anticipation for this film was worth the entire wait and the expectation which I think is pretty high was nevertheless a success.
Director: Joss Whedon
Casts: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
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I am not a big fan of any Marvel characters or any Nordic myths, which means I don’t have the brightest idea about Thor. I just know that he is the God of Thunder from word of mouth. Upon seeing the film’s trailer, I’d say that I was quite impressed by it and was excited to catch the film in the cinema.
Last Sunday, I was finally able to catch it and true enough, it didn’t disappoint me one bit. The film was basically about Thor who is vanished by his Father from his kingdom to teach him a lesson –from then one, events took place to regain what he had lost.
The film was actually a typical superhero film for me. There’s the hero, his love interest, the goody-goody thing that he does and of course, the bad guys. Chris Hemsworth in my opinion was perfect for the role. He was very charming and looks great. Whilst Natalie Portman maybe a great addition to the cast as the Scientist Jane Foster, I find her character excessively flirty and not being there at all. Darcy, her assistant had stolen the scenes from her by delivering the humor of the film along with the lead character, Thor.
The best part about the film is its visuals. I daresay that it’s the best film I’ve seen this year so far – for this technical aspect alone. It has the perfect formula of a good film. Okay lines, kinda great characters and stunning visual effects. One will be able to understand and enjoy it thoroughly.
Based on Thor by Stan Lee
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins
I’ll give it a 9.5/10 ratings.
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