Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day 275

movie: Avengers
starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth
genre: Sci-fi, Action
year: 2012
format: Shaw Video On Demand

plot: The demi-god Loki has opened a portal to Earth, bringing with him an army of aliens.  The U.S. military has to bring together some of the world's most powerful fighters in order to stop the alien war.

I really liked this.  The first 45 minutes seemed like it was taking longer then it should have to set up, but if you have not seen any of the other films in the "collection" then the set up is needed.

You have a nice mix of Blade Runner and H.P. Lovecraft and every alien style movie to come out in the last few decades. 

I would have liked a bit more history on the characters of Black Widow and Hawkeye.  Hopefully these characters get a bigger role in the sequel. I've never been a comic reader, but I grew up on the cartoons that were based on the Marvel comics and found this to be a great update on some of the stories.
With so many characters in the script, it could have easily gone wrong. But, the balance seems to be there giving a good foundation for the possibility for many sequels. And finally, a decent Hulk.  And Stan Lee makes his cameo near the end of the film, which is a must if you want an inside wink.

what do i think i learned from this film?
Superheroes are something we will always have a desire for.  You never know who you will have to rely on til the times comes.

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