I’m pretty sure that my small review here, is a drop in the bucket considering half the world has likely seen The Avengers by now. Having sold out in 1,800 theaters nation wide on Friday morning, for the first showing, and growing 18.5 million dollars in that short period, it will be no surprise to me, if it shatters records by Monday.
With an ensemble of character having already established origins, gives master mind Joss Whedon an entire movie to play with. He uses every single frame to keep your geek seeking mind enthralled. Soon as the character begin to come together, the movie is in full swing and it doesn’t hold back punching you in the face. And I mean that literally. Its amazing to see the cast of not only Demigods, but mortal men work together, even if they don’t like each other, to over come great odds.
The movie starts off slow at first as, but as the tempo builds; it works very hard to keep it going. Unfortunately, as much of a nerd as I am and as much as I loved this movie, there were two, tiny things that kind annoyed me. Much to my displeasure, when someone dies in this movie, it comes at a time where I SWEAR, he’d get up and say, “Just kidding, let’s go kick some ass.” This is the first annoyance. As much as the humor really helped this movie get along, and form bonds with the characters, it was also, I feel, its greatest weakness. It could have just been me, seeing to many comedies growing up, that kind of ruined it actually was trying to be serious. I found myself kind of ticked off that I was robbed of the loss of having seen one of the characters die, because he actually was part of the Avengers.
The second tiny thing that kinda annoyed me was way the Hulk was tied to what was going on. It really didn’t make a whole lot of sense. All the characters in the movie had some kind of history or contact with the main plot device of the movie, EXCEPT, the Hulk and Bruce banner. I guess you could say he was tied to it for being Gamma Radiations most notorious researcher, but I’d have to retort with, sure, but they had Iron Man, and his dad had found the stupid thing the first time and studied it.
Both are minor as I said, and is really only annoying because it stuck out, in an otherwise flawless execution of The Avengers. Everyone from Scarlett Johansson, to Chris Evens and the rest, melded together and fit perfectly. Even, as much as I wanted to say otherwise, Mark Ruffalo. I so wanted Edward Norton back. Buuuuut, he worked as an alternative I guess. According to internet rumors, we’ll be seeing more of him.
So there you have it. Overall a perfect execution. I’d go see it again, but unfortunately I don’t have the time nor the resources. So I’ll have to wait till it comes out on Blu-ray, so I can watch it a hundred times. Oh yeh, and before I forget, you HAVE to stay for the end of the credits. There is two surprises. Infinity Gauntlet. Nuff’said.