Why You Need to See "The Avengers"
Witty, heroic and enjoyable
Usually, comic book adaptations into movies tend to be all explosives, lame dialogue and barely enough nerdy innuendo peppered in for the purists. However, “The Avengers” provides a happy medium fantastic for both comic heads and action movie fans not "in the know" to enjoy.
In what is most likely the first installment of a chain of “Avengers” movies or spin-offs, we find Thor’s estranged brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) on a quest for vengeance and world domination. Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) task force, which is comprised of the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Hawkeye (Clint Barton) spring into action when Loki unleashes his alien army on New York City to wreak havoc, but they have to first manage to not kill each other first.
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It’s a simple, but compelling story about heart, heroism and camaraderie rife with your typical superhero quips and witticisms.
The director and screenwriter Joss Whedon balanced the ensemble well. It would seem that with such strong characters sharing the screen, one would overshadow the other but the writing was so well-crafted that the cast pulled off their duties without one losing shine to the other. (The best part is when Captain America tells the Hulk to SMASH!)
Every scene is choreographed with engaging action, punchy dialogue and, visually, it looks like a moving comic book. What more could anyone ask for, an Easter Egg? Yep, you get that too, of course! You don’t have to wait until all the credits roll before we get a peak at the next Avengers adversary. Mums the word until you see it, so do yourself a favor and go see “The Avengers!”