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The Avengers

Posted on: June 6, 2012

What happens when you bring together Earth mightiest heroes to help save the world from total annihilation?

Absolute awesomeness!

On May 4th my boyfriend and I went to see The Avengers, the film based off the Marvel comics. Do you have any idea how long I’ve been waiting for this? It was best comic book movie I’ve ever seen. It was so good we saw it twice.

The story takes place where Loki (Tom Hiddleston) makes a deal with this alien known as the Other. In exchange for retrieving the Tesseract, that mystical cube thing that Captain America encountered while fighting the Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger, the Other promises Loki an alien army, the Chitauri, to take over Earth.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. has been keeping the Tesseract in a remote research facility during an evacuation, where Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) and his research team have been experimenting on it. The Tesseract opens a portal and Loki appears. He takes the Tesseract and uses his scepter to enslave Selvig and a few agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to help him escape.

Fury, along Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his lieutenant Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), decide to reactivates the “Avengers Initiative”, a group of extraordinary people that could fight the battles that other couldn’t.

You got self-described genius, billionaire playboy, philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) aka Iron Man. The World War II super soldier vetern Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), aka Captain America. Thor (Chris Hemsworth), God of Thunder and Prince of Asgard. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), aka The Hulk, a scientist who was exposed to gamma radiation and transforms into a monster whenever he’s angry. Highly trained S.H.I.E.L.D. spy Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), aka Black Widow.  Master archer S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), aka Hawkeye.

Of course, don’t expect these guys to get along the first time they meet. When you put certain individuals in a room together people are bound to but heads because they either don’t play well with others or they have their own issues. Bruce said it best when he said that they were a time bomb just waiting to go off and boy did they ever.

Thor has to deal with the fact that the main villain they were fighting is his brother. Despite what Loki has done, Thor still hoped he could change. I know it was hard for Thor to fight his brother but he had to look at the big picture and see that Loki was dangerous. Though I do love Loki. He’s my favorite bad guy in the Marvel universe.

All Bruce wanted was to be left alone. No drama and all that shit. I would lose it too, if I was forced back into a world I didn’t want to be part of. I liked the actor they picked to play the Hulk in this movie. They changed it a couple times the last few years. First there was Eric Bana and than Edward Norton, but I think they finally picked the right guy to play The Hulk this time. Before Banner was just mainly focused on finding a cure, but now he’s more focused on helping people.

Natasha mainly cared about saving Hawkeye, who was under Loki’s control. Hawkeye saved her life once and she owned him. I was mad they didn’t have more scenes with Hawkeye though. I love Jeremy Renner. I would love how to use a bow and arrow like that.

But the ones that clashed the most was Iron Man and Captain America. Steve saw Tony as a selfish playboy, who was in it for the fame and Tony saw Steve as a goody two shoes, who was only special because he was a lab experiment. Opposites do not always attract.

It wasn’t until Agent Coulson was killed by Loki that they finally put their differences aside and worked as a team. I was completely shocked when Coulson died. Even though it was kind of foolish of him to go up against Loki by himself, you can’t help but respect the guy. He wasn’t a god, or a master assassin, or a giant green rage monster, or anything speical really. He was one man just trying to fight the good fight. As much as I hate to say this, this needed to happen. Tony, Steve, all of them, needed a push, a reason to fight the bad guys instead of each other.

I remember reading an article that child star Ashley Johnson (you know the one that played Chrissy Seaver on Growing Pains) had a small part in the movie. She played the blonde waitress. I thought she looked familiar. Anyway, even though her part was small, it was important.

After the Avengers saved the city people shared their opinions of them. Some loved the Avengers, you see people getting Captain Amercia shield tattoos and little kids playing with Thor hammers all over the world. While others believe it’s the Avengers fault that the city was almost destroyed and should take responsibility for their actions. They were trying to save you, you ungrateful bastards!

But Ashley Johnson’s character truly thought the Avengers were heroes. She was one of the prisoners being held hostage in one of the buildings by the Chitauri army, until Captain America came along and rescued everyone. They needed to hear it from someone who was actually there when this all went down.

I would like to say that Joss Whedon, the director, is the fucking man! He did everything perfectly in this film. The film opened at $200.3 milion it’s opening weekend, breaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 record for best opening weekend last year. And now it’s the third most high-grossing movie of all time.

They’re already planning on making sequeal, but also an Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2. All I have to say is hell the fuck yeah! When Avengers 2 comes out you can bet I’m gonna bring my A game.

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1 Response to "The Avengers"

That movie rocked ha? Comic Con is this weekend here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Check out my post if you get a chance…
Felicia
http://myvoyagethroughtime.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/believe-in-heros-and-make-a-statement/

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