Now this is a movie that has had tongues wagging for weeks since its release. Grossing over $200 million on opening weekend, it has broken all kinds of records. Such records were the turf of big-shots like the Harry Potter series. To say that this movie was overwhelmingly successful would still sound like an understatement.
Have you ever had a favorite superhero? Or a whole bunch of them? Have you wondered what it would be like to have them all fight the same battle? The Avengers is simply about that. And Marvel Studios, which gives us the honor, did a great job in building up to this movie. Where most promising blockbusters release two or three official trailers several months before the movie, Marvel made entire movies to lead up to this one! In the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline, it starts from Captain America, then Iron Man, then Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, and then Thor. As we watched these films, we couldn’t help but realize these big-time heroes were bound to meet someday very soon. Circumstances would eventually lead to that anyway.
As for the movie itself, it doesn’t waste any time at all. It’s like the producers know that by the time you sit down to watch, your anxiety is at a fever pitch. They get right to it! The villain shows himself, declares his intentions, and it’s up to Nick Fury, Director of SHIELD, to do what needs to be done. The first 40 minutes or so remind me of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. But that’s only as far as the recruitment exercise goes.
When someone claiming to be a god declares war on your planet, you don’t take it lightly. You assemble the only team capable of thwarting such a threat. But, it’s not really a team. It’s just a bunch of extraordinary people with big egos and bigger muscles. It’s not until they have a united cause that they can deal with this threat.
There’s plenty of action to go around, and some pretty amazing camera shots that are sure to keep you ‘wowing’ through the movie. They really went far in making this movie as true to the Avengers origin and tradition as permissible. Be ready for some awesome surprises. Oh, it’s not only about the action. The performances were good. One could have been concerned about character depth, especially with so many big name actors, but that wasn’t a problem.
There’s enough time for everyone to ‘showcase’ their psyche. You learn why each character does what he/she does, and you get to see how important each of them turns out to be in the team. Yes, this action movie does not lack depth!
For those with some reservations, why would you miss out on “the biggest superhero team-up in the history of movie-making”? Catch The Avengers at Cineplex Oasis Mall. It helps to have a large screen. Brings out the scale of this epic movie.