SPOILER WARNING!!! This Post spoils The Avengers movie. …and warning of fan boy review.
I have to jump in The Avengers bandwagon. It is one of those movies that get everything right. I am not big fan of comic. I have read it but I like X-Men more. It have more character and shades. Avengers comics were too clean and characters are too kid like. I didn’t know how Captain America or Hawkeye could look good in movie like this. Loki is not my favourite villain. He feels odd villain in Marvel universe. I have read good Black Widow comics but didn’t have high hopes for Scarlett Johansson in role. I haven’t seen Iron Man 2, Thor or Captain America movies. I didn’t know what to expect. I just heard that comic fans love this movie.
Tom Hiddleston makes perfect Loki. Tough guy when he is most powerful guy around and cunning hiding sharp tongue when he needs to be. Loki is suits to be villain of first movie where characters are introduced and main villain of movie series is still on background. Characters were introduced in own movies in this case but concept of The Avengers was introduced in this movie. Loki had few great moments. Beginning of the movie, how it is human nature to submit speech, dialog with Thor, dialog with Black Widow and fight with Hulk. I have to see Thor movie to see more Loki.
Captain America is not that bad in this movie. My opinion of the character is that he is doped man with stupid unbreakable shield that he throws all the time. I never liked the character. Character named Captain America have to be clean boy scout with out too much edge. I think this movie helped me to see what those people who think he is best super hero sees in him. This movie didn’t make me fan of Captain but he was ok in this movie. Hawkeye is normal guy with his stupid bow and arrows. Him being in group that fights against cosmic level threats don’t make much sense. In real world he would be one of the first casualties. In this movie he had quite big role and he was used correctly. Scarlett Johansson is not best possible actress for role of Black Widow. in this movie Black Widow what she is in best Black Widow comics. And Scarlett Johansson doesn’t ruin the character. All these non-super powered character can hold their own in the movie.
Mark Ruffalo is great as Bruce Banner/Hulk. After “That’s my secret, Cap: I’m always angry” line, I want to see dark Hulk movie with Mark Ruffolo as Hulk. Please, give me that. Robert Downey jr was as good as ever. Thor… well he was like Thor in comics. I like to see Thor movie but it is because of Loki. One thing I didn’t like in movie was characters behaving like children some times. That is from comics but it eats realism. I know you can’t talk much about realism in movie like this.
“Humans… They are not the cowering wretches we were promised. They stand. They are unruly, and therefore cannot be ruled. To challenge them is to court death.” Thanos smiles. This was all the teasing next movie needs. We will surely get more when release date of that comes. I hope Joss Whedon is behind of that too. This movie showed he know how to deliver this super hero movie. This was fan boy review but I could not help myself. Next week it will be post about Prometheus. That won’t be this kind of post.