Midtown Blogvengers! Raph here, and being that we are a blog for a comic book store, let’s review the biggest movie EVER! It’s AVENGERS TIME!!!!! Spoilers warnings abound!
First off, this movie is one of the biggest gambles in movie history. As a comic book fan, it’s nothing new to me, but the scale is. In comics, characters get established and then you get that super team-up. Before World’s Finest, there was just Superman and Batman, even the Avengers all had solo series prior to them assembling… but those were single comic gambles… how much does it cost to print a comic? Tens of thousands? Marvel Studios has spent over a BILLION DOLLARS in production and advertising costs to get to this point. Between the Iron Man movies, Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor and Avengers itself… a BILLION DOLLARS. Sure, the other movies were profitable, but we’ve known since the end of Iron Man that Avengers was coming, so Marvel was locked in and committed, which is a crazy gamble.
And boy has it paid off!
Pretty durn cool…
Avengers is an AMAZING movie. It’s arguably the best Marvel movie, the best superhero movie period. The dialogue is snappy, the pace is good for the most part, the action is TERRIFIC… it’s everything you ask for from a comic book movie. The best part is the group dynamic.
Whether they’re bantering, arguing or fighting side-by-side, the way the Avengers comes together feels very organic. Of course, it helps if you’ve watched every movie that led up to this, but it’s really simple: the world needs heroes, and the Avengers all answer for their reasons: Iron Man for the glory, Thor because he swore to defend this realm, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow because it’s their sworn duty and Banner because he finally found a productive rage vent. The tension between the team is palatable, and when Loki’s mind games come into play, it’s delicious watching these guys tear into each other. What’s better than that? The last 45 minutes.
“If my guns get bigger, they won’t fit through the Bifrost!!! I have much to consider…”
As much as I liked the previous superhero movies, there is no action scene that compares to the Avengers-Chitauri battle. There really isn’t. Every character gets a moment to shine. This reviewer happens to be a huge Thor fan, and he’s got tons of good moments.
The Avengers is pretty much the perfect comic book movie. The build-up to the final fight is a bit long, but there’s so much gratification action wise throughout the movie, that you really can’t complain. The timing, wit and delivery are all a credit to the cast and director Joss Whedon, who can now be rightfully coronated as King of All Fanboys. ALL HAIL KING WHEDON!
You HAVE TO see Avengers, I don’t see a reason why you wouldn’t! It’s one of the most fun experiences I’ve had in a while on the big screen. That’s it for now, until next time—
Stay Avenge-y My Friends,