My five favourite things about The Avengers. Spoilers duder...

  1. Hulk and Cap. Both characters are portrayed fantastically well, we all knew what the expect from Thor and Iron Man, but I was really surprised just how well these characters felt like real. Their own movies didn't do a great job of showcasing them, but The Avengers would not be as great as it was without them here. Plus man when Banner first Hulks out and is trying to kill Black Widow, that was actually kinda scary. I was impressed.
  2. The team dynamic. The New York fight sequence in particular show cases this. Cap was in command and every character was used to their strengths, Cap dealing with ground troops, Hawkeye being the groups eyes and ears on top of a building while also offering support, Iron Man dealing with aerial targets, Thor and Hulk dealing with the big guns and Black Widow going to shut down the device. There was logic and strategy to it. You don't put Black Widow on screen, fighting right next to Thor, it wouldn't make sense. Joss Whedon played to each characters strengths, and weaknesses. On top of all that, the shots of the Avengers back to back in the middle of New York being surrounded by aliens was probably the most iconic thing I've ever seen in a super hero movie, or even most movies. Sure it's kinda cheesy, but it's really not until you see those shots that you realise just how amazing this movie is. It's easy to take a super hero and give him/her a movie to themselves, but to get this many larger then life characters from across 4 different franchises, pull them into one and make it work. That's a Mightily Incredible achievement.
  3. SHIELD. The helicarrier, the tech, Maria Hill being all Hill-esque and finally we get the Nick Fury I've been longing to see, the ass kicking super spy. Samuel L Jackson was a great choice to portray Ultimate Nick Fury, and Agent Coulson, what a man, sucks he had to die, but realistically someone had to, and he was the best choice, his character was the one that tied the movies together.
  4. Loki. He monologued, but it wasn't not cliché. His motivations aren't unlike those which he had in Thor, and the character felt consistent across the movies. But more than that, he was understandable as a villain, granted his plans are a bit mad, but it wasn't Joker Syndrome which so many villains get nowadays where they just want to destroy the world for no apparent reason.
  5. Humour. Joss Whedon is arguable the god of defusing tension and seriousness with humour. He already had the craft mastered from Buffy, Angel and Firefly, and once again it works like a charm here
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Posted by RUSTMAN

@feargalr: Agree with everything here - esp #2 - it was really great to see everyone in their own fights, doing what they do best.

Posted by ComicCrazy

@feargalr: I also agree for the most part with everything you said too...I thought the movie was brilliant everything worked and I honestly don't think it could've been better.

Posted by feargalr

@RUSTMAN said:

@feargalr: Agree with everything here - esp #2 - it was really great to see everyone in their own fights, doing what they do best.

Ya when I was typing this up I kinda realised that #2 was the thing I liked the most, I remember Corey saying on one of the podcasts about how he thought that in the new 52 justice league they did a great job of showcasing what every ones job was on the team, which I kinda disagreed with, but man, I couldn't imagine a better job of showcasing what every ones job is on this avengers line up

Edited by Doctor!!!!!

Ummm...spoilers.... I wish I didn't see this... now i'm sad.

Posted by d99026

I agree wih everything you said.

*clap* *clap*

Posted by Saren

HULK SMASHED

NUFF SAID

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Edited by feargalr

@Doctor!!!!! said:

Ummm...spoilers.... I wish I didn't see this... now i'm sad.

Sorry but err I did say Spoilers in the title... :( Its a great movie regardless, Plus I never gave away what comes after the credits ;)

Posted by TheCannon

You're saying Hulk was portrayed fantastically. Did Ruffalo do a better job than Edward Norton?

Posted by Deadcool

MUST NOT READ!!!

MUST RESIST!!!

Posted by feargalr

@TheCannon said:

You're saying Hulk was portrayed fantastically. Did Ruffalo do a better job than Edward Norton?

I thought so, but I meant more in terms of the actual hulk rather then Ruffalo vs Norton, I'm not sure can the character hold a movie on his own, but he was awesome here.

Posted by TheCannon

@feargalr said:

@TheCannon said:

You're saying Hulk was portrayed fantastically. Did Ruffalo do a better job than Edward Norton?

I thought so, but I meant more in terms of the actual hulk rather then Ruffalo vs Norton, I'm not sure can the character hold a movie on his own, but he was awesome here.

Okay. Just curious. I can't wait to see Loki return.

Posted by DEGRAAF

I thought this comes out May 4?

Posted by feargalr
Posted by Skyfire

I've seen it, and all I can say is.... Batman has his work cut out for him.

Posted by Jorgevy

My country was one of the first to get the movie (25th of April) so I saw it on the premiere day in 3D. It was awesome and I agree with everything you said except...

Sam L Jackson was a great ultimate Nick Fury, mainly because Ultimate Nick Fury was also based on him. So it wasn't that hard to do xD

Also, IMO

Mark Rufallo totally kicked Norton's ass. he should get a solo film, I mean, I WANT A HULK SOLO MOVIE WITH RUFALLO!

Posted by cattlebattle

I guess I'm the only one that wasn't severely impressed....do not get me wrong....the movie is awesome. I just feel Marvel overshot the hype. I found some parts to be corny and Whedons quirky dialogue sometimes is awkward, not to mention a sh*t ton of fan service, This is why I like other (not naming any specifically) comic films...they have different interpretations, and you do not know what to expect, you could essentially predict this movie as it went along...Sometimes, just having a comic come to life is not always a good thing