The Avengers: A Movie Review

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After seeing The Avengers last night, all I can say is: wow. I have never been a huge superhero fan. I’ve enjoyed the movies when I saw them, but only really saw them when friends wanted to go. I was never the initiator. So I’m really glad several friends wanted to see this movie.

The world is in danger. Loki, Thor’s brother, is planning on taking over the Earth and he must be stopped. But S.H.I.E.L.D. is having trouble getting to him. So Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) decides to bring in help. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) are called in to not only stop Loki, but to save one of their own, Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner). They are joined by Thor (Chris Hemsworth) who is determined to bring his brother back home.

The one aspect of The Avengers that I couldn’t get over was the script. It could’ve been the writer in me, but this was the first time I’ve ever watched a movie and thought the entire time, “Wow, this script is amazing!” It was witty and had the entire theater cracking up constantly. Later, as I was telling my fiance this, he informed me that it was written by Joss Whedon, writer for shows such as Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel. Which explained everything. I am a huge fan of Firefly and consider it to be one of the best shows to ever exist. Whedon is just an amazing writer and I think he did another amazing job!

But the writing wasn’t the only thing that amazed me. The action was choreographed amazingly and the acting was superb! This movie definitely made me wish I was more into comic books. My only suggestion is to see all the movies related to this one first. I only saw Iron Man, Captain America, and half of Thor because the power decided to go out, and I did OK with the movie, but at the same time I can see that some parts would be confusing to someone who had never seen any of the movies. Especially Thor. But they didn’t do too bad of a job with explanations.

Overall, whether you enjoy superheroes or not, I highly suggest seeing this movie! It will not disappoint.

Grade: A+

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