The Avengers Review (Movie)
I laughed, I cried, I cheered, but mostly I just loved every minute of the experience. If they had let me I would have watched it again, immediately.
The story did an incredibly job of forming these disparate characters into a team, while still giving each of them their moment in the light, highlighting their talents and in the end really making them work well together. That of course was the entire goal of the movie, the formation of the Avengers and it succeeds brilliantly.
This balance between character development and story was really quite masterfully done, as was the balance between action and humor. I wasn’t kidding when I said I laughed and cried, though there were far more funny parts, this never detracted from the action.
There are so many great moments in this movie and I certainly won’t spoil any of them, because I really think they are best experienced in person. I would like to highlight the Black Widow character and send a thank you out to Joss Whedon for making her role an actual role instead of relegating her to just eye candy. She is smart, beautiful, and extremely effective. And as a woman watching this movie, I found her character an essential part of my ability to enjoy and relate to the movie.
Really, this movie is very much worth going to see. Just go see it. Go see it so we can discuss it, because I really don’t want to spoil anything. This is by far the best Marvel movie to date and its high on the best of Joss Whedon list for sure.
Release date: May 4, 2012
Genre: Superhero Action Movie
Length: 143 minutes
Media viewed: 3D Movie Theatre