Posted April 26, 2012 by Earl Maghirang in Movies/TV

MOVIE REVIEW: Marvel’s The Avengers

Reviewing the film “Marvel’s The Avengers” directed by Joss Whedon and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo.

This review would not be possible without our friends from Walt Disney Pictures Philippines and www.sureseats.com. And out of respect to the people who have yet to see the movie, this review is going to be a non-spoiler review.

So where to start? Here we are. Years after Samuel L. Jackson‘s Nick Fury made a surprise appearance at the end of Iron Man and uttering something about “The Avengers Initiative”, we are now seeing Earth’s Mightiest Heroes join force to beat the crap out of Loki and his army.

As a comic book geek I loved how the plot thickened until we were left with just a bad-ass action sequence showing just how awesome each member of this team is. You might say that its been 5 years or so in the making so it’s got to work but I just want to point out that not all movies that have been highly anticipated worked well when it came out… case in point, the Star Wars prequels.

The film pays tribute not just to the past films and continuity but also shows a couple of throwbacks to “Avengers # 1″ and even to its contemporary younger brother “The Ultimates” volume 1. Some were done through visuals but most were integrated into the film via the dialogue. But truly the best moment of them all was when all hell broke loose was with Avenger beating Avenger and things suddenly go BOOM! This was a great way a paying homage to the source material,  the comic book.

So given the fact that the movie’s plot works and is really entertaining, you have to give credit to the writer Zak Penn and director Joss Whedon for knowing their material. These two and I guess the rest of the creative team all shared a common love for the material.

Another great thing about “The Avengers” is the fact that actors and actresses that they cast took the part and made it totally their own. Just look at Nick Fury shooting a jet with a rocket launcher or Tony Stark being snarky in dealing with Agent Coulson. Heck even the Hulk’s motivations are clearly shown. Nobody gets left out (well except for whoever dies at the end).

The visuals are a treat and there were certainly a couple of scenes that you would go “Whoa”! Speaking of visual, can I just say that the Mark Ruffalo Hulk that appeared in this film has got to be the best looking Hulk so far within the franchise. Its got the jawline that makes him look like a guy stuck in the stone age but at the same time also shows some glint of intellect and brutality. Just the perfect Hulk for the discerning geek.

For the guys who are still making a bet that TDKR would beat this movie this year, you have to see this film and just like me you might have a tough time which movie should come out king.

Overall guys, see the movie. You’ll be treated to a lot of good fanboy friendly scenes that are truly entertaining. Walang tapon, walang sayang, you bet your a$$ that you’ll get your money’s worth for this film.

Again we’d also like to thank our sponsor for this one, www.sureseats.com.


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Earl Maghirang