What a Blast (literally!) If you haven’t seen the new Avengers movie, be sure to catch it on the Big Screen. So worth it, not just for the action sequences (that are Rather Amazing,) but all those handsome super-heroes rippling their muscles in One Movie definitely provides substantial Heart-Throbbing Eye Candy treats! : )
From the beginning sequence this movie rocks with Action-Oriented Serious Purpose: super-heroes battling overwhelming odds as the fate of mankind rests in the balance (and so on) with a few unexpected twists (a Super-Hero fighting for the Wrong Side, what’s up with that?!?)
As Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson) struggles to galvanize the Avengers Initiative into reality (uniting misfits with Big Egos & Big Abilities into a cohesive team is No Easy Task), he weaves his way in & out of secrets (that have secrets) leading S.H.I.E.L.D (the world’s largest peace-keeping organization, 1st line of defense, & spy network…)
He enlists top agent Natasha Romanov, the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), to seek out scientist Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) who can (in unruly times) morph into the Hulk. Favorite scene (!) when Natasha gets called up while ‘working’ an interrogation. (The Black Widow definitely Throws Some Moves, even tied up in a chair!)
Meanwhile Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) goes after billionaire philanthropist Tony Stark, a.k.a. Ironman (Robert Downey Jr.) Revived from-70-yrs-on-ice Capt. America (Chris Evans) gets his orders & shows up. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) eventually drops in, as does Hawkeye (Clint Barton…)
A Team? well, it takes time, but eventually (lots of intrigue, action, hopeless odds) the Avengers get their act together. Life lesson: sometimes it takes Tough Stuff for us to Put Aside Differences & work together for a unifying goal. (ok, so maybe the fate of our planet may not always be at stake, but sometimes it is as global issues interconnect us.)
A Favorite Quote: Capt. America to Ironman: “we need a Plan of Action!” Ironman (as he takes off out of the plane): “I have a plan: Action!”
oh, forgot to mention Loki (remember him in the Thor movie?) – Tom Hiddelston does a convincingly superb job as the Bad Guy egomaniac from Somewhere-Not-Around-Here. Fine Acting!
My sister had not seen the other Marvel movies (Ironman 1&2, Capt. America, Thor…) but she really enjoyed watching it (of course, if you have seen the lead-up movies, the plot makes more sense…)
Highly recommend this movie (!!) – lots of Sci-fy & Mayhem & LOADS of Fun!