The not-so-disappointing superhero movie – Avengers Assemble

What badasses…

Something you must know, I’m a big superhero fan. I mean seriously, I adore superhero movies! To put it bluntly, this movie is amazing. Seriously, there isn’t any other way to say it, it’s just pure brilliance! Avengers Assemble stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston. It’s directed by Josh Whedon, and is based on the comic series by Marvel. There are so many aspects to a good (Let alone great!) superhero movie, and Avengers Assemble has them all..

1) The Hero

First of all, you need a hero people can get behind. Avengers Assemble doesn’t have a hero, it has six. Over the past few years, Marvel has released new movies about most of the heroes in the Avengers. Thor, Iron Man, the point is, these guys have back stories. The only person they really had to explain was *slight spoiler* how Captain America got out of the sea. (One word: Cryogenics)

So to make a list, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America and Hawkeye. Nick Fury also features… So obviously there’s no shortage of heroes.

*pokerface*

2) The Villain

But what are the heroes without their villains? The villains make the heroes (Sometimes literally), as without them there would be no need for the heroes at all. The aforementioned heroes all have their respective villains, Captain America and Red Skull, Thor and Loki, etc etc etc…

I like to call this guy, Voldemort’s sunburnt cousin…

So who is the Avengers’ villain? It’s Thor’s brother Loki, (again). In a nutshell, he’s the person (God? Thing?) sent to destroy the Earth. He’s working for some sort of alien leader (All the best villains are these days), who we never really find out anything about, other than “He will make you wish for something as sweet as pain”. Oh, and there’s a few mechanical-snake-like-creatures, and aliens with hovercrafts. No biggie…

3) The problem

So now that the heroes and villains are done with, let’s get down to the problem. Basically there’s this thing called the tesseract, which is stolen by the aforementioned Loki, so he can open a portal to get his army of flying mechanical flying snakes and hovercraft aliens to Earth. (Not confusing at all!) For those who haven’t seen Captain America, the tesseract is this cube of limitless energy, that can open portals, and do other remarkable things. It was lost at sea, but needless to say, it was found…

That’s right, it’s blue!

So obviously the Avengers have to stop him…

I saw the Avengers in 3D, which I had quite a mixed reaction to. At the start, and at the end, the 3D was remarkable, but during the middle of the movie, it wasn’t that noticeable. It’s kind of like they started putting in the 3D at the beginning, then forgot about it, and overcompensated for that at the end of the movie. I don’t like 3D at the best of times, because I wear glasses, so I have to wear the 3D glasses over my actual glasses, which just looks ridiculous…

It’s a brilliant action movie, but there were several laugh-out-loud moments too. I won’t mention any (more) spoilers, but there were several moments when the entire cinema laughed. And I don’t mean they giggled, I’m talking full on gutbusters…

Oh, and just for the record, am I the only one who thinks that someone with the name “Black Widow” should be able to turn into a giant spider? Just thought I’d throw that out there…

So until next time just remember:

I’m a sucker for a good superhero movie, and jazz hands make everything better…

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