|Movie Poster (from Wikipedia)|
The Avengers which features Marvel's greatest superheroes such as Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawk Eye has become one of the highest selling movies. According to Wikipedia, the movie budget is US$ 220 million. But, at the opening alone, it managed to gather US$207.4 million, pushing the last sequel of the Harry Potter movie saga from the top of the chart.
Simply narrated, the movie follows Thor's story line. But it does not mean that you have to watch Thor before watching The Avengers. You can follow the storyline even if you have never watched Thor.
The movie tells about Loki, Thor's expelled adopted brother, who tries to invade the earth after he has made a pact with creatures from outer space. S.H.I.E.L.D Director Nick Furry then gathers earth's mightiest heroes to fight Loki back. But, his plan does not seem to be working as he has planned.There are dramas and conflicts among each hero character, that are too precious if I spoil them here.
|All team members assembled, final scenes (from Guyism)|
It is not a surprise as to why the movie is a sensational movie.
|Avengers comic version,|
additional members: Scarlet Witch, Ms. Marvel, Pietr, etc
The ratings, I can tell, are not deceiving.
Despite its simple plot, The Avengers has many other things to offer. It has witty dialogues, making audience laugh loudly when watching this movie. Besides, it also offers great special effect, showing that movie director really makes us this movie's high budget. But I can tell, the special effect is just one supportive element that makes audience satisfied watching The Avengers.
At first, I was concerned that there would be a superhero character that overshadowed other characters. It features not one single major superhero, but six! Four of them - Capt. America, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk - even have their own movies. I still remember how Wolverine takes all of credits in X-Men trilogy. He overshadows other characters. But, it does not happen in The Avengers. All of heroes are equally narrated. All heroes in this movie have the chance to showcase their power.
So that's how I am thinking of The Avengers. Therefore, it is not outrageous to give it 8.9 stars out of 10.
Now I am questioning when will Justice League be filmed? DC superheroes need to keep up :)
p.s.: a friend of mine, a movie critic, told me that you did not have to watch The Avengers in 3D. You can watch it in 2D because unlike Hugo, The Avengers is not filmed with 3D camera.