Most of you know by now that I have been pacing with anticipation to see Marvel’s Avengers on the big screen and finally on Tuesday night my
wish dream came true. First, because I was finally able to see the most anticipated movie of the summer but also because the movie surpassed all of my expectations.
In Marvel’s Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D is studying the Tesseract, a small cube that’s an extraterrestrial energy source, hoping to harness its power to protect the earth from potential enemies. When the Tesseract starts to increase power levels on its own, Director Fury and Agents Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Hill (Cobie Smulders) must implement an evacuation protocol. As Dr. Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) runs test to determine the problem, a portal opens and the Norse god Loki (Tom Hiddleston)arrives.
“I am Loki of Asgard, burdened with glorious purpose,” he declares before using his scepter to kill the security team and transform Dr. Selvig and Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) into his accomplices. Under attack Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) realizes he’ll need the right team to thwart Loki from his mission to rule Earth, so he sets out to recruit Earth’s mightiest heroes the “Avengers.”
But getting the “band back together” so to speak will have its own challenges as Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) doesn’t wish to be located, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) is already on a mission, Tony Stark aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) doesn’t play well with others, Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Chris Evans) doesn’t see how he can possible help and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) prefers to deal with Loki alone.
Loki to Fury “How desperate are you that you would call on such lost creatures?”
Fury responds “How desperate am I? You threaten my world with war. You steal a force you can’t hope to control. You talk about peace and you kill cause it’s fun. You have made me very desperate. You might not be glad that you did.”
Will saving Earth be a cause worthy enough to unite the super heroes and can this dysfunctional team play ball on the same side?
I can’t remember the last time I watched a movie where the audience broke into applause, cheered, whooped and reacted throughout. What exactly is it that makes the movie a hit of epic proportions? The answer is complicated because its a combination of multiple factors the genius of Director Joss Whedon, the A list of talented actors, the mind blowing special effects, a multi- dimensional script that when put together creates a visual masterpiece with entertaining dialogue.
I was blown away by Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal of Loki. He truly took the villain to an all new level of madness which at least once made my skin crawl. And while drama, action and special effects were expected I couldn’t believe the amount of humor and one liners Whedon was able to incorporate without anything feeling forced or unnatural.
I loved it when Iron Man referred to Thor as “Shakespeare in the Park.” Another favorite line was when Captain America told Black Widow, “There’s only one God ma’am and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t dress like that.” As well as when Dr. Banner says “ I don’t think we should be focusing on Loki. That guy’s brain is a bag full of cats, you could smell crazy on him.”
Mark Ruffalo IS the Hulk and really stole the show which was unexpected and had me saying “Hell yeah” from my seat. Speaking of which you won’t want to miss a second of the last forty minutes so don’t drink too much soda or take that bathroom break early and stay until after all of the credits have rolled.
Joss Whedon did what’s never been done before and he did it exceptionally well with the final product being a film fans of all ages will want to see more than once. I could use a lot of cliches to describe my thoughts on this film but I don’t feel they would do it justice. My opinion, simply put, Avengers, is the BEST.MOVIE.EVER. And I can’t wait to see it again and again.
Avengers opens in theaters everywhere Friday, May 4.