Thornwood, NY (PRWEB) May 04, 2012
The Avengers storyline is simple: A group of superheroes must work together to save the world from an alien invasion.
This is, without a doubt, one of the greatest superhero comic book movies. You can say it’s the best since The Dark Knight (2008). Essentially, this is Marvel’s Dark Knight.
Evil Loki is teleported from Asgard, a small asteroid-like place that serves as home to the Norse gods such as Thor, and their ruler, Odin. It exists in another dimensional plane and is about the size of the United States.
Within the first few minutes of the movie, Loki steals the Tesseract (a cube-like device of untold power) from S.H.I.E.L.D. and disappears.
Just as a refresher, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division) is an extra-government intelligence and security organization dedicated to protecting Earth from all threats, terrestrial or extraterrestrial.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) assembles the Avengers team to get the Tesseract back and give Loki and his alien army a serious beat down.
Whether it’s Robert Downey, Jr doing his best Tony Stark yet or Chris Evans, completely embodying the old-fashioned Captain America, the actors in this film are well cast. In particular, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson do a great job as Hawkeye and Black Widow, respectively.
Without a doubt, the two biggest standouts in this movie are Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk, and Tom Hiddleston as Loki. In my opinion, Ruffalo delivered the best Bruce Banner ever because his performance is so naturally low-key. It all just felt so real since Bruce Banner is such a fragmented character in the Marvel Universe.
Then we move on to Tom Hiddleston as Loki. He’s a very manipulative and cunning villain. He never really explodes in over-the-top anger like most modern villains. He’s very subtle in his performance. And he’s got this creepy smile that’s the embodiment of dirty-rotten nasty.
Even with the awesome cast, Joss Whedon is the true standout of this film. On board as both writer and director, he was 100% committed to this project from day one. He’s a lifelong fan of The Avengers. He read the comics when he was a kid and later wrote a bunch of issues of Astonishing X-Men. And after this film’s success, he’ll be doing more action-packed comic-book cinema for sure.