Marvel Studios delivers the ultimate comic-book film, which ties together such characters as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) for a big-screen franchise team-up like no other. Taking center stage this time is Nick Fury (played once again by the note-perfect Samuel L. Jackson), leader of the peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Fury, along with former Russian spy Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), recruits a super team to combat Thor's ever-deceptive brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) after he brainwashes ace archer Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) while stealing a cosmic cube from an underground base. Thus the heroes must learn to work together alongside outlaw scientist Bruce Banner (Ruffalo), who can track down the artifact's gamma signals when he's not hulking out into a giant green monster. Show runner Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) adapted and helmed the script by Zak Penn. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
Outstanding. I love Thor! I saw the movie Thor and felt so bad for Loki. (The brother that went bad). Loved Loki and thought he was so cute,.....then I saw this movie! Wow! Loki was so mean!!! Tom Hiddleston's career should go far after playing the villian in this movie. All characters are great and have their own story (and problems), but this is just a great movie. Couldn't feel sorry for Loki at the end of this one like the Thor movie, but Tom Hiddleston has a future career, (I hope). Can't wait to see him in a role where he is starring in it! Thor is gorgeous, the most beautiful man in the whole world, and I love Samuel L. Jackson in any movie. Love Scarlett Johansson's character (woman power) and I just loved them all to tell the truth! Great movie, I watched it twice!! Thank you very much.
I have rented this Blu-Ray disc twice and both discs have not played past the 1:20 mark. Please send a replacement. Also, I cannot find the "Report" function for addressing disc problems.
The third rental had identical results, and I'm considering canceling my membership!
Unfortunately, I had not seen Thor or Captain America so I was not up on those storylines but I have see the others. This was an action packed movie that had my heart racing through the end. I love Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Fuffalo and love them in any movie they make but the rest of the cast was very good too. A very exciting movie.
It was a good movie. It had some action and comedy. It was great to see all the super heros come together. however, in order for you to understand it better you really need to see each Hero's indindividual movie.
Nice mix of action and comedy... not a thought-provoking film, but that is not what it is supposed to be! Definitely watch each character's background movie before you see this (Iron Man 1 & 2, Thor, Capt. America and The Incredible Hulk). Having further character development in the individual movies gave the Director some more freedom with the action here, and you did not feel like you were missing out on much with the characters (excluding Hawkeye and Black Widow).
Just have fun watching it... that's what it is for.