And “The Avengers” Assembled

So its Wednesday , my kind of less busy day at work and the day movies at the cinemas are cheap hence allowing me to experiment with movies I watch without having to think about the cost especially if the movie turns out to be a flop. Though I must admit it’s only once I have seen a movie in the cinemas that turned out to be a flop. You must be wondering which movie? CHRONICLE is the name. A good story line that was murdered by lack of creativity… Geez…. Anyways I digress.

WOW!!! Yeah that is the only word that comes to mind after seeing a movie like THE AVENGERS. Words do not begin to describe this comic book turned movie brought to the big screen. If you were a fan of comic books especially the “Made by MARVEL” comics, then you must have read about the Avengers and the heroes that make up the team such as Iron Man, Thor, HawkEye, Black Widow, Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Ant Man and the rest.

AVENGERS is directed by Joss Whedon (has to his credits Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Toy Story where he was responsible for the screenplay and a whole lot of other productions) who is also involved in the screenplay and the story, while Zak Penn, Stan Lee and Jack Kirbyare also involved in the writing of this movie. The cast include ROBERT DOWNEY JR. as Tony Stark/Iron ManCHRIS EVANS as Steve Rogers / Captain AmericaMARK RUFFALO as Bruce Banner / The HulkCHRIS HEMSWORTH as ThorSCARLETT JOHANSSON as Natasha Romanoff / Black WidowJEREMY RENNER as Clint Barton / HawkeyeTOM HIDDLESTON as LokiCLARK GREGG as Agent Phil CoulsonCOBIE SMULDERS as Agent Maria HillSTELLAN SKARSGÅRD as Professor Erik SelvigSAMUEL L. JACKSON as Nick FuryGWYNETH PALTROW as Pepper PottsPAUL BETTANY as Jarvis (voice). 

Picking up from the ending parts of Iron Man 2 and Captain America where Nick Fury made appearances, Avengers picked off from the ending of Thor where Loki the brother of Thor, ruler of Asgard (who is supposed to be dead) is granted powers by some mysterious beings in the universe who want the Tesseract  (it was in Captain America) in exchange for Loki to rule the earth and other planets. Loki comes to earth and wreaks so much havoc declaring war on mankind leaving Nick Fury with no choice who then assembles some of the extraordinary beings on the planet which include Bruce Banner a.k.a Hulk, Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man, Steve Rogers a.k.a Captain America, Natasha Romanov a.k.a Black Widow, Clint Barton as Hawkeye with Thor being the exception (he’s a demigod while the rest are well….. mortals) to help fight the menace of Loki.

Prior to the movie release, some people had doubts about the movie like my colleague Erlingur Gretar and Sverrir of Filmophilia said in his review of The Avengers “At the start of the year we made several lists. Among them was one of films that might disappoint in the year 2012The Avengers was among them. We were wrong. We were so wrong.”  I am proud to say they were proved wrong. With the way the movie was hyped and how it was doing in the box office I knew deep down I’ll be in #TeamLastMan seat if I did not go find out what the hype was about and I have to say I was eons away from disappointed.

Joss Whedon delivered a wonderful movie with the perfect blend of action, sci-fi and comedy within the time frame of 142mins. Yes i said it comedy. The one-liners in this movie was so on point and many atimes had me and other viewers in the cinema laughing out so hard. The effects, gadgets, and science talk  were so cool so Nerds and gadget lovers get ready to be blown away 😉 . For you action lovers, the fight scenes were….. Well i can’t find the right word to describe it but i can tell you this, YOU DEFINITELY NEED TO SEE THIS MOVIE.

Rotten Tomatoes gives The Avengers a 93% rating and certifies it as fresh while the user reviews from the same website give it 96% while Metacritic  rates the movie with a metascore of 69/100 with user score at 8.9. It also worthy to note and mention that the movie broke office records by taking 200 million dollors at the box office, beating the record set by ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’.  As of May 7, 2012, The Avengers has earned $226,337,707 in North America and $475,800,000 in other countries for a worldwide total of $702,137,707 making it the highest grossing film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Its worldwide opening of $392.5 million is the third largest of all time. It covered the $220 million production cost, making the film profitable, 12 days after its release.

Need i say more?

Rating: 10/10 (yep… Itz that good 😉 )

Cinema Worthiness: People were sitting down on the floor to watch the movie in the cinema. What does that tell you? Please visit your nearest cinema today and also keep a copy of this movie as this is a collector’s item. (y)

FAVOURITE QUOTES

Steve Rogers: Thor, what’s his play?
Thor: He has an army, called the Chitauri. They’re not of Asgard or any world known. He means to lead them against your people. They will win him the Earth. In return, I suspect, for the Tesseract.
Steve Rogers: An army. From outer space.
Bruce Banner: So he’s building another portal. That’s what he needs Erik Selvig for.
Thor: Selvig?
Bruce Banner: He’s an astrophysicist.
Thor: He’s a friend.
Natasha Romanoff: Loki has them under some kind of spell. Along with one of ours.
Steve Rogers: I wanna know why Loki let us take him. He’s not leading an army from here.
Bruce Banner: I don’t think we should be focusing on Loki. That guy’s brain is a bag full of cats. You can smell crazy on him.
Thor: I care how you speak. Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard. And he is my brother.
Natasha Romanoff: He killed eighty people in two days.
Thor: He’s adopted.

Steve Rogers: Doc… I think now is the perfect time for you to get angry.
Bruce Banner: That’s my secret Cap, I’m always angry.

Steve Rogers: Stark, we need a plan of attack!
Tony Stark: I have a plan: attack!

World Security Council: Director Fury, the council has made a decision.
Nick Fury: I recognise the council has made a decision, but given that it’s a stupid ass decision, I’ve elected to ignore it.

Security Guard: Are you an alien? 

Bruce Banner: What?
Security Guard: From outer space, an alien.
Bruce Banner: No.
Security Guard: Well then son, you’ve got a condition.

Steve Rogers: Big man in a suit of armour. Take that off, what are you?
Tony Stark: Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.

Natasha Romanoff: [discussing attacking Loki] But he’s a god!
Steve Rogers: Ma’am, there’s only one God, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t look like that.

Loki: [Hulk throws Loki through a window into the Stark Tower penthouse] ENOUGH! You are, all of you, beneath me. I am a god you dull creature, and I will not be bullied by…
The Hulk: [Hulk grabs Loki by the legs and smashes him against the floor repeatedly] Puny god.

Loki: What have I to fear?
Tony Stark: The Avengers. It’s what we call ourselves, sort of like a team. “Earth’s Mighiest Heroes” type thing.
Loki: Yes, I’ve met them.
Tony Stark: Yeah, takes us a while to get any traction, I’ll give you that one but, let’s do a head count here. Your brother, the demi-god; a super soldier, a living legend who kind of lives up to the legend; a man with breath-taking anger management issues; a couple of master assassins, and *you*, big fella, you’ve managed to piss off every single one of them.
Loki: That was the plan.
Tony Stark: Not a great plan. When they come, and they will, they’ll come for you.
Loki: I have an army.
Tony Stark: We have a Hulk.
Loki: I thought the beast had wandered off.
Tony Stark: You’re missing the point. There’s no throne. There is no version of this where you come out on top. Maybe your army comes and maybe it’s too much for us but it’s all on you. Because if we can’t protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we’ll avenge it.

 Steve Rogers: Hulk? Smash. 

Nick Fury: We have no quarrel with your people.
Loki: An ant has no quarrel with a boot.

#InOtherNews Spiderman was said to be unhappy as the picture below shows.

Enjoy this movie from wherever you are.

Without Wax,

V.

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