After achieving success with Captain America, Iron Man, Marvel fires their big guns with The Avengers
Movie: The Avengers
Movie: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L Jackson
Director: Joss Whedon
Has Marvel’s new helping of power-packed action, The Avengers, quenched the thirst of hordes of superhero hungry fans? Yes. This time fans have got more action to look forward to, with The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) also jumping into the fray and Samuel L Jackson (Nick Fury) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) getting bigger roles. Director Joss Whedon does his best as he manages a whole celebrity circus and gives each of the superheroes their due.
The latest attempt deals with the villain Loki bragging to Nick Fury about getting hold of a weapon that possess unlimited sustainable energy. Brought on board by the S.H.I.E.L.D, the bunch of superheroes begin to get ready for the showdown with Loki and his outer space army. While they are doing this they also have personal scores to settle with each other. So, we get to see some more wall-breaking, earth-shattering, fist fights between Thor and Hulk and the constant bickering between the irreverent Iron Man and the patriotic old-school Captain America. All superheroes are at some point or the other are engaged in fighting some evil or the other.
As far as performance goes, Robert Downey Jr is back in form after the mediocre performance in Iron Man 2, Black Widow too gets to kick some butt apart from looking oh-so-sexy in that suit. The welcome appearance of Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) saves the movie from going into a rut and meanwhile it is Hulk who provides more of the biff-bam-boom drama.
Whedon and his men have managed to put in all the correct ingredients so that the resulting dish, however familiar, is irresistibly tasty again. The special-effects work is spectacular, especially during the two set-piece battle sequences. Finally, a quick coda reveals, to well-versed fans at least, who the new adversary in the next installment will be, underlining a reality as absolute as the turning of Earth— Marvel movies will go on and on.