Movie Review: The Avengers (2012)
One of the most entertaining blockbusters of all time, The Avengers might not have been the perfection of the holy grail of comic-book adaptations like The Dark Knight or even Batman Begins, but was a noteworthy example of emphasized balance of humor and action. It added up for a highly rewarding experience that was far greater than what most movies of its genre ever achieve.
Involving the same save the world bullshit that everyone has experienced and have been disappointed with many times and yet, The Avengers worked in an unexpected but very effective manner and was bigger, better, and far more amusing plus enjoyable than almost all of the other movies of the MCU. It succeeded in surpassing every hype and expectations with surprising yet spectacular comfort.
The main story involves the Tesseract being suddenly activated at the S.H.I.E.L.D. research facility and opened up a portal, which allowed Loki, brother of Thor, to reach Earth and begin his mission of enslaving the whole planet. Nick Fury reactivated the Avengers initiative, thus brought Natasha Romanoff, Dr. Bruce Banner, Tony Stark, and Steve Rogers together, who were later joined by Thor and Clint Barton, to stop Loki from succeeding with his plan.
The directing was very good from Joss Whedon, who crafted an impressive piece of satisfactory and spectacular action sequences. Also, to make sure that the film was not full and boring, packed it up with plenty of humor. The screenplay was entertaining and the comic timing was well executed.
Cinematography and Editing were good, although, I was not pleased with some of the lightings. Especially, during the scenes involving the S.H.I.E.L.D ship. The score by Alan Silvestri was a chief plus as it stroke the right chord from start to finish, thus enriching the whole experience.
As for the acting, then Robert Downey Jr. delivered the sturdiest performance amongst all as Tony Stark/Iron Man with amazing wit, charisma, and charm. It’s almost impossible to not like him. Yet another one who managed to steal the show was Tom Hiddleston as Loki who managed to astound with his chilling performance. Everyone else in the ensemble was amazing as well.
Overall, The Avengers was an ambitious adventure for the masses comprising all the right ingredients of a genuine blockbuster material and nothing was overdone with every element being present in the right way, be it action, humor or drama. An astonishingly great initiative that satisfied its viewers with a wild, entertaining, and fun-filled ride. This was the perfect popcorn entertainer for all ages.
K- SCORE: 90%
STW: 27/30, D: 22/25, C: 6/8, E: 4/5, A: 10/10, PVD: 11/12, S: 10/10