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We are happy to have our good ole' matey Nigel reviewing The Avenger's Movie for Zensible Mama and sharing to us his bountiful nuggets of wisdom about the movie. For all you big fans out there, you might just find this review pretty exciting and something that will definitely will make you look forward to watching the movie!
U.S. Release date: May 4, 2012
Running time: 143 minutes
From the opening sequence till the obligatory, wait till the FULL credits roll moment, the Avengers is pure joy and a ROLLER COASTER RIDE OF AWESOME.
Without giving too much away, this masterpiece of visual candy, great scripting and intertwining plot and sub plots, opens with the return of Loki, Thor’s estranged brother.
From that moment on, the action rolls thick and fast as the team of Avengers is found in their various places, assembled, and subsequently battles both their own demons and the common enemy.
For fans of the comic book series, there are even those childhood questions posed and answered, somewhat, such as who would win a battle between Iron Man and Thor, Thor and Hulk, and even Hawk and Black Widow, to name a few.
Then there are the copious amount of one liners and visual moments of mirth delivered with aplomb, from Tony Starks response to Captain America’s “What are you without the armor?” to the Hulks response to Loki’s demand that the Hulk bow before him. The latter bringing howls of laughter from the packed theater.
The action is fast paced with no lags in the movie at all; humor that had the whole theater laughing together and moments of suspense where you genuinely felt this may be the end only to find it was just a precursor to bigger thrills ahead.
Even the 3D effects were appropriate, nothing cheap or ill placed so if you get the chance to see it in 3D, take that opportunity.
The story was complete and should satisfy even the most discerning fans of the Marvel genre with no obvious plot holes or “mistakes” and the reaction from the audience at the ending after the first set of credits said it all in terms of the excited anticipation most felt at sighting the character who will undoubtedly be the sequels antagonist.
The Avengers delivers all that you would expect and more from what will be the franchise film of the year, grab a ticket and strap yourself in for the ride, you will be thankful you did.