Wow. The Avengers. What can I say. I bloody loved it.
Yes I may sound geeky, but I honestly couldn’t have enjoyed this film more. Came out grinning like a Cheshire Cat J
Let’s get back to the start though. For anyone who’s been living under a rock for the past few years and may not know, Avengers Assemble tells of how the world’s super heroes are brought together to combat the biggest threat the world has ever faced – Thor’s brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Cue Iron Man (Robert Downey Jnr.), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawk Eye (Jeremy Renner), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) brought together by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Essentially this is your standard super hero movie. Drama, action, adventure, fantasy etc – same old, same old. But this film had much more of a spark than other films in this genre – even the individual hero films such as Thor and Captain America.
For me, this film was pretty much perfect. Such an incredible cast and far more humour than I’d anticipated. The dynamics between the characters were really well played out – the only problem perhaps being that because there were so many of them, some of the back stories weren’t examined in great details. It’s one of the first films I’ve genuinely enjoyed in 3D too. I felt gripped throughout the film and was pretty disappointed when it came to an end.
All in all, I can honestly say that I’d recommend this to anyone who enjoys a trip to the cinema for some light entertainment. Granted it’s not hard-hitting or thought-provoking or even heart wrenching….but what it does deliver is a full package of action and adventure, which makes you laugh along the way. And did I mention the ridiculous number of lovely leading men?! What’s not to like?
Bring on the sequel! 10/10 Kxx