Director: Joss Whedon
Writers: Joss Whedon (screenplay), Zak Penn (story)
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
Action – Adventure
E Pluribus Unum, Out of Many One. That is not just a saying found on the Great Seal of the United States; it is an underlying principle of our nation. It is also a theme which arises along with a good deal of special Joss Whedon style humor in the biggest action adventure movie of 2012, The Avengers.
If you are going to see a movie with this quality and quantity of special effects; filled with battle scenes and titanic clashes, my advice is to watch it on the largest screen available and if possible in 3D. I saw it on an IMAX screen in 3D and didn’t regret the additional money spent in the slightest. I did forgo the refreshments but as I saw this right after lunch, I didn’t miss the popcorn and pop at all. I settled down to see my old home town, New York, be once again destroyed by the latest blockbuster movie.
Take five action superheroes, each more appealing than the next, mix in a not-so-trustworthy World Security Council, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. in
the person of Samuel Jackson and a far larger than life super villain, Loki as played by Tom Hiddelson , and you would have had enough for a terrific movie. Fortunately Joss Whedon didn’t stop there but also brought us the very human non-superhero, Agent Phil Coulson played by Clark Gregg. Coulson, who works for Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division provides some of the best lines in the movie and certainly some of the most touching ones.
I need to give special kudos to Tom Hiddelson and Scarlett Johansson. They were both superb but neither will end up being nominated for an Oscar because the film industry isn’t prone to handing out awards to Sci-Fi or Fantasy films. Heck, they didn’t even nominate Alan Rickman for Deathly Hallows II so what chance would either of these two stand. Go, enjoy.
I give The Avengers an A-.
Reviewed by June K. Williams
The Avengers - Movie Review
The Avengers - Movie Review- E Pluribus Unum, Out of Many One. That is not just a saying found on the Great Seal of the United States; it is an underlying principle of our nation. It is also a theme which arises along with a good deal of special Joss Whedon style humor in the biggest action adventure movie of 2012, The Avengers.
June K. Williams