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
First of all; eventually there's always something new, improved---better. "MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS" is currently the best ensemble assembled Comic-Book to Movie transition! IMAX 3D, or Real 3D, or regular Digital HiDef 2D isn't really important to this well devised story/character driven Spring/Summer release, and it will be great on Blu-ray, and I can hardly wait til I own one.
Box-Office Blockbusters are intended to entertain. and "MARVEL'S AVENGERS" does that extremely well.
In the 50s & 60s following the major World Wars, there were several All-Star ensemble casted Films. Now, Marvel Comics/Marvel Studios has done it with "Joss Whedon" at the helm, and he has done it oh so right. I'm a kid again [inside]. Thank you, Joss Whedon & Marvel Studios! ___GBJ
Great movie. Really shows how difficult it would really be to crowd such big egos into one confined space. Special effects were fantastic - spared no expense. Would've liked to see more backstory on Hawkeye, and Black Widow was kind of a punk, considering how she wrecked shop in her intro during Iron Man 2. Thor and Hulk were the undisputed badasses, with another A++ performance from Downey. I never tire of his witty and pompous remarks. And Agent Colson is the man. Begins to reveal Captain America's leadership qualities, and i abseloutely cant wait for the next one. (Just like every other Marvel based movie, hang tight after the credits for the sequel lead-in)
What happens when you compile an entire roster of mediocre movie superhero origin stories into one film? You get The Avengers, of course. Not as weak as the former entries, this one does contain quite a bit of talking for an "action-packed" comic book outing. The action scenes come across effectively when they happen and the special effects are all right, but the story itself isn't the greatest. Kind of funny and watchable, the film is more like a C minus than it is an A.
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.