By Carmen Herrera|Asst. A&E Editor|
Marvel’s new super-film, “The Avengers,” is everything every comic book fanboy could’ve hoped for and more.
Following the five films released since 2008 about each respective hero, “The Avengers” finds the six legendary heroes colliding for the first time in this non-stop action packed comic book epic.
The director of SHIELD (a military law enforcement agency), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), launches the Avengers Initiative after the evil Norse god Loki (Tom Hiddleston) steals the Tesseract, an energy source with limitless potential that opens the portal through Earth, and plans to destroy it.
Following a few battles within themselves, Fury manages to get all six superheroes on the same page to stop Loki and save the world. The all-star team consists of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Loki’s brother Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johanssen).
Once the team has placed their differences aside and battled each other out in mind-blowing fight scenes, the newly created Avengers head to New York City (where all conflicts seem to take place in cinema) to battle Loki’s army.
What makes this film epic is the jaw-dropping action sequences that every superhero displays. Fury has definitely created the most dominating superhero league ever assembled.
Fans will be blown away by the intense action throughout the film that leaves them breathless and on the edge of their seat. The cinematography makes the film flow uniformly with its dark and light tones as well as its captivating digital imagery. The editing assembles each shot to portray every mood and emotion that each hero faces throughout.
Audiences will also enjoy the consistent humor in the clever dialogue added to the film to shift the balance of a serious intense film and a comedy uproar. Fans will be surprised that Tony Stark is not the only sarcastic figure who brings in the film’s biggest laughs.
With so many different personalities, powers and backgrounds from each superhero, director Joss Whedon combined each of these elements in each character to awe the audience and hold their attention from beginning to end.
The film runs at an astounding two hours and twenty-three minutes, but the action, effects and witty dialogue makes time fly by. Whedon has utilized the $220 million budget to bring an unbelievably exciting flick, as well as meshing all plots from each of the previous five films to link them into one single film.
“The Avengers” is a rugged, full-force action film that does not disappoint movie-goers and comic book fans alike. The comical and witty dialogue is an added bonus that takes a different and light-hearted route from the otherwise intense film.
Four years in the making, “The Avengers” is the ultimate cinematic experience that will leave fans proud and satisfied. It has definitely set the bar for the summer.