Daniel "Pinto" Gunderson, the producer of the "Mike McFeely Show," gives his first summer movie review on The Avengers.
In my mind, The Avengers, is the first big blockbuster movie of the summer. You have a great cast of actors, a ton of explosions and one big green guy. It is one of the movies that everybody asks if you have seen it yet and is one that many people had written down as a “have to see” type of movie.
The Avengers is about a collection of superheroes who get together to fight off an evil doer who wants to gain control of an energy source. The superheroes that are the most known are the Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr., Captain America, played by Chris Evans, The Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo and Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth. Two superheroes you are introduced to is the Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson and Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner.
They are fighting against Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, as he tries to gain control of the Tesseract, the previously mention energy source. These superheroes are brought together by the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick Fury, played by Samuel Jackson. As the movie plays out, epic battles ensue between the good guys and the evil guys. Cars are blown up, buildings destroyed and some ugly looking aliens are defeated.
The Avengers is based off the comic book series of the same name and also has tie in with previous Marvel Comic movies Iron Man, Thor and Captain America.
What I Liked:
I loved the characters interaction throughout the movie. These superheroes are brought together to save the world, but they are brought together reluctantly. It is obvious that these superheroes have different agendas and the one character who likes to stir the pot the most is Tony Stark/Iron Man.
He has the biggest ego and is in love with himself, while Steve Rogers/Captain America is the perfect team member, always putting the group above his own needs. While those two battle with their opposing ideas, the rest of the group is on edge about Bruce Banner/The Hulk, fearing that when he turns into the large green man, he will kill without care.
With all the big time actors, one would expect someone to steal the show, but that is not the case. They have a lot of fun with their characters and in return you will have a lot of fun watching them.
What I Didn’t Like:
While all the characters were great in their role, including evil guy Tom Hiddleston who was actually frightening, Cobie Smulders character was pointless. Still trying to figure out why she was even in the movie.
She played S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill and it seemed like she was uncomfortable with the role. If you are an avid watcher of television, you will recognize Smulders as Robin from How I Met Your Mother. She plays the comedy role so much better and left me wishing she never had a line in this movie.
It is not like she destroyed the movie, but every time she appeared on the screen, I thought to myself, “What is your purpose in this movie?” I like Smulders but she was just useless in this role.
GO = Go See It!
Smulders was the only thing about this movie that I didn’t like. Everything about this movie is exactly how I imaged. I went to this movie expecting the fighting and struggle for the fate of the entire world. I left feeling like I had the most fun at a movie in years.
While I felt like other comic book movies struggle to capture the character, Marvel has done a good job to make sure this movie doesn’t miss the point. I strongly suggest you see this before it goes on DVD. Spend the money, grab the family and get out to the movies to watch this flick.
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