Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Avengers Movie Review 242

The Avengers is a 2012 superhero movie directed by Joss Whedon who of course you know from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel as well as Dollhouse. It stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk,Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow.

If you have seen the movies Thor, Captain America and Iron Man, you will know the characters already. This movie begins with the evil Loki played by Tom Hiddleston. Loki has a plan to take the Tesseract which is a very powerful energy source and use it for evil. He has made a pact with an evil group called the Chitauri who in return for the Tesseract, will give him a powerful army to defeat the earth and all of the superheroes too. Nick Fury played by Samuel L. Jackson is at a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility when the Tesseract suddenly starts to change and emit energy. Along comes Loki who has been brought to earth and he takes it. He also makes Hawkeye and Dr.Erik Selvig played by Stellan Skarsgard into his slaves and takes them with him. Nick decides that he needs help so he gets the team of superheroes together to battle Loki. Loki is caught and brought back to S.H.I.E.L.D. His brother, Thor shows up and tries to bring him back home to Asgard. He is persuaded not to by Captain America and Iron Man. Loki is brought onto an aircraft carrier and put into a prison with a steel trap built in should he try to escape. Tony Stark(Iron Man) and Bruce Banner try to find the Tesseract.

The heroes wonder why Loki allowed himself to be caught so easily. Hawkeye and the other agents he enslaved are going to attack the ship. Banner transforms into Hulk and runs amok. The others try and fight the attack. Loki gets out and puts Thor in the prison and he falls into the steel trap. Hulk heads off alone and  Agent Phil Coulson is killed. It seems as if everything is lost. Hawkeye is rescued by Black Widow and she helps him to come back to himself again. They have to rally together as Loki is using Stark Tower to open the portal to earth. From the portal come the evil Chitauri and there are loads of them. They are destroying everything. Thor and Hulk arrive back and the team is complete.

They have to close the portal and stop the Chitauri from pouring in. The superheroes have to become a team . Hulk goes after Loki and makes him suffer. The others fight the invaders and Black Widow and Dr.Selvig try and close the portal(Dr Selvig having come back to his senses by this stage). They eventually succeed and Thor takes Loki back to Asgard. Nick Fury and the other Avengers are pleased and Nick says that if he needs them again, he will call them. There are two post credit scenes. The first is a set up for the next movie and it involves one of the Chitauri telling his boss Thanos about their invasion and the second has the Avengers eating in a restaurant.

All in all, a great movie. It has everything you could want - fantasy, action, humour and a great baddie. Tom Hiddleston is very impressive as the lordly Loki and he plays the part perfectly. Hemsworth was great as Thor once again. Ruffalo was good as Hulk. It was very impressive when he came out to destroy everything in his path. Iron Man was good, Captain America was good and the other characters did well too. It was a good cast and the movie was well made. I didn't feel the time passing as I was caught up in it and I really liked it.
Everyone had a good part in the film and I think it worked very well. I am looking forward to the next one already!!! This gets a 9/10.


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