Posted 14 Jun 2012
Since the exams have now finished, I have finally managed to go and see the Avengers.
The Avengers is a long-awaited summer blockbuster. After four movies leading up to this, the film grossed in the box office approximately 2 billion dollars. As you would expect from a Marvel film, the main plot is rather simple and revolves around the uniting superheroes including Thor, Iron man and Hulk to fight for Earth and man's survival against the alien invasion.
The avengers succeeds in providing an excellent plot, story and the acting is flawless. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth performed brilliantly giving a real insight into the character's conflicts. The visual effects are also stunning, and is definitely worth paying extra for 3D. However there were several major flaws in the movie which may leave everyone but the fans of the comics lost as the film progressed. If you are new to the movie franchise you may feel as if you are missing out on some of the key points the movie has due to the poor character development. The villain's origins and purpose are also poorly explained and are quite unimpressive. They served as nothing more than punching bags for our heroes, who provided vastly better entertainment by fighting among themselves. Some of the fight scenes also seemed to drag on for far too long, making it easy to lose interest in the film. The countless explosions were constant right from the start and just became numb towards the end loosing the spark the impressive CGI initially had at the start of the film. Staying true to the tradition of the previous films, there is a after-credits scene, making it clear there will be another avengers to look forward to in the future.
Overall I was very impressed with the movie, and I am definitely looking forward to the next one. I give the avengers a rating of 7/10.
Level: Third year
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