The Avengers

TheAvengersMay 4, 2012: The Avengers opening night. The newest superhero blockbuster to hit the big screen!

It seems, at this point, to be the movie everybody’s talking about. And all I can say to that is, “Why not!?” After all, this movie delivers everything that it promises (unlike the other Marvel movies which lead up to this one).

It starts in the S.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters where Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson), Hawkeye (played by Jeremy Renner) and Professor Erik Selvig (played by Stellan Skarsgard) are experimenting with an unknown power source. The trio unwittingly opens a portal to another dimension, and who else should appear from the other side? None other than the trickster god himself . . . Loki (Tom Hiddleston)!

Armed with a weapon that not only helps him to do some serious damage, but when the weapon touches your heart it freezes and you fall victim under Loki’s power. With this, he recruits Hawkeye and the Professor.

From there on the thrill ride doesn’t seem to stop! Scarlett Johansson, who plays Natasha Romanoff, also known as the Black Widow, kicks the living crap out of some really bad Russian people – while tied to a chair! You’ve got Robert Downey Jr. back once again as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth back as Thor, and Chris Evans as Captain America.

I have to say, I really can’t say anything bad about this film. The story is solid (or, as it can be for a super hero flick), the dialogue is clever, and the actors all work together very well. A pleasant surprise was seeing Mark Ruffalo play the role of Bruce Banner, the man who gets angry and turns into the Hulk. The on-screen chemistry between him and Downey Jr. was a real treat to watch.

The 3D effects were incredible and really helped to suck you into the movie. If I was to say anything bad about the special effects, I would say the Hulk still looks a little too cartoonish, but when a movie is this good, it’s not important enough to matter.

Honestly, I could sit and talk about this movie for a longer more than this, but instead of doing that, I’m going to strongly recommend for you to go out and see it. And for any extra you have to pay to see the 3D version – do it.

If I was to rate this movie between one and ten, I’d give it a nine. I love the film, I love the story, and I love the action.

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