Awesome, fantastic, brilliant…. My review of avengers assemble (2012)

Posted: September 24, 2012 in Gossip/News/Reviews - Film
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Last night I watched “Avenger assemble” and here is my review  Please don’t read if you have not seen the film, spoiler alert.

I know it was on the cinema earlier on in the year and many of you may have seen it but I have only just managed to see it the other night on DVD.  I have been looking forward to this one for a while and unfortunately did not have the time to go and see it when it was on at the cinema.

Did it live up to my expectation, HELL YES!

At the start of the film Loki encounters the “Other”, the leader of an extraterrestrial race known as the Chitauri. In exchange for retrieving the Tesseract, a powerful energy source of unknown potential, the “Other” promises Loki a Chitauri army with which he can subjugate the Earth. Meanwhile Nick Fury, director of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., and his lieutenant Agent Maria Hill arrive at a remote research facility during an evacuation, where physicist Dr. Erik Selvig is leading a research team experimenting on the Tesseract. The object has begun radiating an unusual form of energy. The Tesseract suddenly activates and opens a portal, allowing Loki to reach Earth. Loki takes the Tesseract and uses his scepter to enslave Selvig and several agents, including Clint Barton, to aid him in his getaway.

In response to the attack, Fury reactivates the “Avengers Initiative”. Agent Natasha Romanoff is sent to Calcutta to recruit Dr. Bruce Banner to trace the Tesseract through its gamma radiation emissions. Coulson visits Tony Stark to have him review Selvig’s research, and Fury approaches Steve Rogers with an assignment to retrieve the Tesseract. While Barton steals iridium needed to stabilize the Tesseract’s power, Loki causes a distraction in Stuttgart leading to a confrontation with Rogers, Stark, and Romanoff that ends with Loki’s surrender. While Loki is being escorted to S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor, his adoptive brother, arrives and frees him hoping to convince him to abandon his plan and return to Asgard. After a confrontation with Stark and Rogers, Thor agrees to take Loki to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s flying aircraft carrier, the Helicarrier. There Loki is imprisoned while scientists Banner and Stark attempt to locate the Tesseract.

The Avengers become divided, and argue over how to approach Loki and the revelation that S.H.I.E.L.D. plans to harness the Tesseract to develop weapons as a deterrent against hostile extra-terrestrials. As the group argues, Barton and Loki’s other possessed agents attack the Helicarrier, disabling its engines in flight and causing Banner to transform into the Hulk. Stark and Rogers try to restart the damaged engines, and Thor attempts to stop the Hulk’s rampage. Romanoff fights Barton, and knocks him unconscious, breaking Loki’s mind control. Loki escapes after killing Coulson and ejecting Thor from the airship, while the Hulk falls to the ground after attacking a S.H.I.E.L.D. fighter jet. Fury uses Coulson’s death to motivate the Avengers into working as a team. Stark and Rogers realize that simply defeating them will not be enough for Loki; he needs to overpower them publicly to validate himself as ruler of Earth. Loki uses the Tesseract, in conjunction with a device Selvig built, to open a portal above Stark Tower to the Chitauri fleet in space, launching his invasion.

The Avengers rally in defense of New York City, and an amazing battle ensues. After evacuating civilians the avengers battle against wave after wave of Chitauri as they descend upon Earth.  Banner turns up and transforms into the Hulk and helps with the fight. I wont say much more just in case I spoil it, but its pretty amazing.

I really really liked this film and thought the action sequences were amazing. To be honest I was blown away and this film exceeded my expectations.  The effects are brilliant and all of the characters were portrayed very well. Iron man and the hulk were my favourite characters.  There was a nice balance of screen time devoted to each of the superheroes. And it did not feel over the top with all the superheroes on-screen at the same time. There was also a nice mix of humour and action.

There are so many great moments from the film but a couple involve the hulk. One of my favourite bits is when the hulk and Thor destroy a Chitauri ship and they both have a second to rest and the Hulk throws a punch knocking Thor across the room very funny. Another bit is when the hulk confronts Loki and Loki says “Enough, I’m a god you dark creature, I will not be bullied by a!!!!” and before you realise it the hulk has completely ignored him and beats him to a pulp before saying “Puny God”, very funny. In fact I think the hulk stole the show, but that’s just my opinion.

So yes, yes, yes, well worth a watch.  But one warning for those with weak bladders, it is another of those long films at nearly 2hrs 20 mins, but well worth it.

What did you think?

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