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I went and saw Avengers Assemble and can I just say, WOW! This film lived up to my expectations, and then some, it was epic.
For those of you that do not know The Avengers is about a group of superheros who are brought together to fight off a pending alien invasion. The invasion is being led by the fallen Loki (see the movie Thor) and he has this alien army to lead so they can take over earth, and he will have rule over earth as the aliens. The Chitauri will then invade the rest of the galaxy, but they cannot do that until Loki opens a portal using the Tesseract which is a power source. While he is giving his mind controlled scientists the time to make the portal stable he causes The Avengers chaos, first tearing them apart, but his actions, one in particular pulls them back together and that’s when it gets FUN 😀 Before that happens Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) brings The Avengers together. Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Bruce Banner, also known as The Hulk, form The Avengers.
Hawkeye and Black Widow are already part of the organisation known as S.H.I.E.L.D This is the organisation the Fury is the director of. Loki uses a spear/lance style weapon that has a power source similar to that of the Tesseract. PArt of this weapons ability is to control the minds of humans, and Hawkeye succumbs to this mind control early on in the movie.
Agent Phil Coulson, another S.H.I.E.L.D agent, is sent to recruit Tony Stark, also known as Iron Man as Black Widow is sent to recruit Bruce Banner, also known as the Hulk. Fury brings in Captain America who is having a little trouble coming to grips with being frozen for seventy years and everyone he knew having died. Eventually Hawkeye regains the control of his body and joins The Avengers as the entire team comes together to stop Loki’s alien army entering through a portal that he has opened above Stark Tower in New York, and this is where all the build up pays off. Dont get me wrong the build up wasnt boring in any way and it was great seeing how the team got put together and seeing the various personality clashes throughout the early parts of the film. When Thor arrives and has a smack down with Iron Man and Captain America that is especially impressive. But it is when The Avengers come together and become a team, that’s what I want to see. To see The Avengers fight as a team and kick some alien BUTT. The final battle is epic, especially when The Hulk takes out the first of the alien crafts that has come through the portal, that is well cool 🙂
Joss Whedon really puts a strong film together here. It had the potential to be a tricky movie to create as there was so many different characters to put together. Whedon is very good with characters and dealing with big casts and add to that how he’s handled the structure of the story then Whedon’s done a bloody good job of knitting the film together.
I can safely say that this will be a film that gets added to my DVD collection when it comes out. If you’ve liked the Marvel films that have led up to this film then I think you’ll like this epic movie.
I’m looking forward to seeing where Marvel take the franchise from here 🙂