Late to the Party: The Avengers by Dustin Brewer

There’s this movie out called ‘The Avengers’ and it’s surprisingly really good. Dustin explains why you should take a chance and check it out. 

It’s not often that a movie earns the title of ‘must-see,’ but ‘The Avengers’ is one of those movies. The first thing I’ll note is how surprised I was that the film was already out, I had seen little advertisement for it, so going in, I was unsure what to expect, it turns out, ‘The Avengers’ actually consists of comic book superheroes who band together! I was shocked to see Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Incredible Hulk all together on the big screen, what a twist; it’s the Velvet Revolver of superheroes.

The film follows this awesome group of heroes as they take on the evil demi-god Loki, who, it turns out, is Thor’s brother. Loki is after this cube thing that can open portals throughout the universe, which Loki wants to use to transport these crazy alien dudes to Earth with the hope of destroying it. This was really interesting to me, it’s not often a superhero movie has a villain so determined to destroy Earth, it was an excitingly fresh idea and it was good to see a villain with such lofty goals. So, to stop Loki from achieving this, Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson!) tries to create the group, ‘The Avengers.’

Kudos to the studio for getting the great Robert Downey Jr. to play Tony Stark/Iron Man, he really nailed the character, hopefully they decide to give him his own series of ‘Iron Man’ movies because I would love to see more of him.

The rest of the cast really step up as well, Chris Evans portrays Steve Rogers/ Captain America, a super strong and super patriotic hero who fails to get any references for some reason.

I’m not going to lie, the first time I saw Thor on screen, I thought it was WWE wrester Triple H portraying him, but, alas, it’s actor Chris Hemsworth, doing a good job of capturing Thor’s sympathy to Earth and humans despite being a demi-god with a sweet hammer.

‘The Avengers’ also marks the first big-screen appearance of Dr. Bruce Banner aka The Incredible Hulk. He is played by Mark Ruffalo, well, Dr. Banner is, the Hulk is computer generated, I don’t think the government would want its’ experiments flaunted in Hollywood movies.

Shockingly, at first, this group idea fails miserably. All they do is bicker and each try to play the part of the leader, which I found ridiculous, I mean, they’re superheroes and the world is in danger, there’s no time to argue, they have a world to save, that was one thing that Josh Whedon really missed the mark on. The group does finally get it together though, and when they do, they do pretty much exactly what you’d expect a group of badass superheroes to do; kick some ass and toss some zingers.

‘The Avengers’ is everything you could want a superhero movie to be, and then some. It’s primed to really be a blockbuster and hopefully it is, because a sequel would be great to see. So, if you get the chance, and if it’s playing at your local theater, check it out, you won’t regret it.

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