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Review: Marvel’s The Avengers Exceeds Expectations

Marvel and Paramount’s The Avengers is a fun and exciting film for all ages

 

This Friday Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures will finally release to the US it’s ambitious super hero film, Marvel’s The Avengers. For the first time we get to see Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and The Hulk/Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo).

 In the film these iconic Marvel Super Heroes along with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremey Renner) answer the call to action when Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson), director of the international peacekeeper agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a daring, globe-spanning recruitment effort to assemble The Avengers team to defeat an unexpected enemy threatening global safety and security.

Despite pulling together the ultimate dream team, Nick Fury and longtime confidant Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) must find a way to convince the Super Heroes to work with, not against each other, when the powerful and dangerous Loki (Tom Hiddleston) gains access to the Cosmic Cube and its unlimited power.

The film is a fun roller coaster ride with an ambitious story and directed so well by Joss Whedon. He really does a good job of putting together the five movies that lead to this super film. The story by Whedon and Zak Penn was great with great laughs and serious moments that pull the audience into the film and keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the over 2 hour and 22 minute film.

Every actor in the film is great in reprising the roles they played in the last film individual super hero film. You see the growth of Captain American adjusting into the present day he woke up into, Thor development as a defender of Earth. As for Iron Man, Downey continues the growth of the charismatic character as in the last two films. The relationship between Thor (Hemsworth) and Loki (Hiddleston) continues from the last film as we see Loki become more menacing and cruel from the Thor picture and can sense his anger and revenge that he wants to display on the universe. Black Widow (Johansson) who is a strong and powerful women and on screen balances out the team extremely well.

The exception being Hawkeye played by Renner plays more of a role in this film then his second clip in Thor. Though the performance that really steals the film is Bruce Banner aka The Hulk. Ruffalo really brings to the screen an amazing portrayal of Bruce Banner with heart and intelligence. Especially the screen time with Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth that shows different sides of this character. So different from the last two actors who played the role Edward Norton and Eric Bana.

The loudest cheers from the usually quite screening that included other domestic and foreign press was for The Hulk. Which his giant green rage that steals the action scenes with his smashing attitude and comic scenes between Thor and Loki that included huge laughs.

Overall, the film is so much fun and exciting. It was so worth the wait and anticipation over the five films to finally see this on the big screen. It was a joy every minute for everyone who go especially to the fan boys. All the actors did such a great job on the film that made this film fly and left me wanting to go see it over and over.

 Marvel’s The Avengers open in theaters on Friday. Once the film ends stay through the credit to see a special secret hidden scene as in the films that came out before the Avengers. Gives you a glimpse of what the future of these heroes maybe coming to theaters in the future.

 

 

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.

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