Warning: Might contain spoilers
Today I finally watched The Avengers with my boyfriend Robert. Talk about being a little late on the hype here. But I did my very best to avoid any sort of spoiler so I can watch it without having any sort of expectation.
I’d like to start off saying I very much enjoyed this movie. This is definitely my favorite Marvel movie hands down. There’s something about the combination of super heroes that makes me more excited than seeing the individual heroes in their respective movies. This is one of the reasons why I’m ridiculously obsessed with X-Men. The more super heroes/mutants, the better. Haven’t you heard that more is more? I know that’s not how the saying goes, but just in this context, let’s all go with it.
The story line was awesome. I can honestly say there was never a dull moment. And that means a lot coming from me because I have a short attention span and I can barely sit through movies in general. From the beginning where you see Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) being interrogated and kick those guys’ asses, til every individual fight scene, the action was incredible. I applaud the cinematography. I’m usually not down for buildings falling and explosions eveywhere, but when it comes to Marvel, I get really excited for some reason.
I also really enjoyed the small moments of comic relief provided by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and even The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). My favorite character among the five super heroes was always Captain America because I absolutely adore his story. I was super excited to see Chris Evans reprise his role because if I ever see another actor portray Captain America, I’ll admit, I’ll be silently crying on the inside. I love Captain America’s role in the group. He’s a natural leader and he believes in justice and working as a team. It’s kinda funny, considering America the country can act quite the opposite, yet Captain America is like the personification of how America would want to be represented as – brave, fearless, strong, and a hero. I really liked the dynamic between Captain America and Iron Man. Stark is just a natural asshole and when you put the two together, there is tension among tension among tension. But I loved seeing their characters develop and realize they really did need to depend on one another in order to defeat Loki.
I wish I could have seen more of Thor’s interaction with the team. He was always on his own dealing with the conflicted feelings of defending yet fighting against his brother Loki. His character is so charming because he’s naive to how humans live, yet he loves Earth and is passionate about defending it. One of my favorite lines from him is when they’re at S.H.I.E.L.D headquarters and he’s trying his best to defend his brother when everyone is saying how evil and crazy he is, and he’s like, “I can’t just sit back and listen to this… he’s my brother.” Then Black Widow says, “He’s killed more than 80 people in two days.” And he responds with, “He’s adopted.” LOL. Classic.
The Hulk! How can you not love this angry green giant? He’s scary as hell when he’s going insane with anger, but he’s so lovable when he’s in control and is fighting alongside everyone. My favorite part is when he’s fighting alongside with Thor and at the end of the fight scene, they walk all cool-like towards the camera, then Hulk punches Thor out of the shot. Bible, I might have to dub this as one of my favorite scenes.
As big of a Marvel fan as I claim to be, I’m quite sad to say I didn’t know who Hawkeye was until I saw the movie. I have to do more research about him, but I definitely love any kind of fighter who uses bows and arrows. It reminded me of the anime Magic Knight Rayearth, with one of main characters Fuu, who uses the same weapon. I remember when I was little, I wanted to learn how to do archery because of shows like this.
Nick Fury. What’s not to love? I love his character in any series. I especially love Samuel L. Jackson’s performance of him. He just captured the leadership essence so perfectly. My favorite Nick Fury scene is when he tells the council their decision was stupid and he chose to do his own thing. Sometimes Nick Fury can come off as annoying because every time he shows up, you know he wants something. But in the end, he’s only doing what needs to be done in order to come out victorious and save humanity.
I am so happy that a sequel will be underway. I’m not sure when it will be released, but at the end of the movie, Thanos and The Other are standing side by side looking at the Earth saying that they have underestimated it. The scene ends with Thanos showing a devilish smile, implying this battle is far from over. Ahh, I love extraterrestrial fights!
On that note, I love that message. The part where Nick Fury is telling Thor that there are probably more life forms elsewhere in the universe and can be posed as a threat can be mirrored in real life. I’m definitely a believer in the possibility of other life forms in the universe. I feel as humans, we’re ridiculously naive to think we’re the only life forms living and breathing.
Anyways before I get into religion and theories here, I’ll end by giving a 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend this movie to anyone, female or male, any age, any ethnicity… EVERYONE! Who doesn’t love a bunch of super heroes kicking some major ass? (Major ass! LOL. That’s a reference to How I Met Your Mother btw… and a shout out to Cobie Smulders who plays Agent Maria Hill and is also popularly known as Robin to many.)
Here’s the official trailer. If this doesn’t make you excited, you have no sense of adventure!