Avengers, The (2012): A Great Films mini-review



The Avengers Movie Poster


Trailer:

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Director:

Joss Whedon

Synopsis:

Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

My mini-review:

The Avengers is simply a triumph! After all those stand-alone pictures, this is a massive success. Bringing in all the Marvel characters in their first joint adventure, The Avengers did an excellent job in recapping past events and building on them with a very engaging premise. With confident direction, superb acting, mind-blowing set-pieces, focused and entertaining writing as well as excellent pace, what more could you ask from a summer blockbuster? Also, Joss Whedon is a genius!

Favorite scenes: (Spoiler Alert!)

  • All scenes involving Robert Downey Jr.
  • First glimpses of The Hulk
  • The Hulk vs Loki & The Hulk fighting alongside Thor
  • Fight sequence between Iron Man and Thor
  • Final epic action sequence

Outstanding performances:

  • Robert Downey Jr. (as Iron Man)
  • Mark Ruffalo (as The Hulk)
  • Samuel L. Jackson (as Nick Fury)

Runtime:

2 hours and 23 minutes

Rating:

PG-13

Genres:

Action / Adventure / Superhero