I’m not really a fan of Superhero movies; I couldn’t even recall the last superhero movie I’ve watched. Although they might be interesting, I find Superhero movies predictable basically because most of them follow lazy character development. Lame person gets superpowers from extraterrestrial or scientifically engineered chemical/being and *poof* He became a SUPER! The super villain on the other hand is either A. He/she’s just an insecure fascist (jerk), B. he/she is just greedy over power or C. he/she is just being unnecessarily evil for no apparent reason. But with all the hypes around The Avengers I thought I might just stop over thinking about how a character develops, how the story would unfold and how the movie is going to be like and in the end I watched the goddamn movie.
So after watching The Avengers I forgot all about the things I knew about superhero movies. And I realized that The Avengers isn’t your typical superhero movie. Like you know, it’s composed of 8 supers (including Nick Fury and Agent Maria Hill) therefore it’s a Superheroes movie. I’m not sure if I’m making sense here but I hope you get the point. Uhm, I mean in a non-literal sense.
Anyway, what I really like about The Avengers is that the comedy, drama, and situations are all well balanced that it allowed each character to shine and contribute equally to the story. Every character has its own moment and you couldn’t really tell who the lead character is. It’s really unimaginable how you would bring all these supers in one movie but hands down to the director, Joss Whedon you nailed it! You did it seamlessly. I also agree that the script was cleverly written and the acting was top-notch. Whedon also presented an engaging climax and the build up to it, which had me gripping on my chair until the end.
The film doesn’t really stray from the formula though because Loki has the villainy attributes of both A and B (see choices on the first paragraph. LOL). Another minor rap is that Loki had a different power from “Thor”. He may still be more powerful but for me it didn’t seemed right when none of his glacial powers were used and he didn’t even transformed into a frost giant. That could have been really awesome!
Consider this a spoiler if you haven’t seen Thor and Captain America, but it would really be nice to see
Steve and Thor reunite with Peggy and Jane, respectively. Those are just minor and forgivable subplots though, but it might add up to the tension or even action since these two young ladies are not of the damsel-in-distress stereotype.
While the hype about Avengers movie has been greatly exaggerated, I think it deserves the hype because it exaggeratedly exceeded my expectations. By this point of time, I know most of you guys have already watched the film, that’s why it’s safe to share some of the best scenes in the movie.
- The continuous shot in the near end of the film where each of the characters were shown doing some incredible action stunts.
- The Avengers Assemble! A revolving shot of The Avengers as they look up to the sky. (see picture above)
- That moment when HULK smashed LOKI!
Finally, I had no regrets watching Avengers for never in my life have I been blown away by a powerful visual, an insanely humorous script and a gripping presentation of a story all at the same time. No wonder it scored a 9.1 rating in IMDB when it first premiered to selected areas across the globe. And while it may have ranked down a bit, for me, AVENGERS is a perfect 10 out of 10.
This is best movie I’ve watched so far this year – and FOR FREE! LOL. Well, the Davao Bloggers actually had a block screening of Avengers powered by Globe. And as an organizer/movie blogger, of course, I just couldn’t miss it! That’s why Watch Avengers Now!
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson, and written and directed by Joss Whedon, “The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.