May 6, 2012

If you haven’t gotten your brains blown out yet by The Avengers, then you’re really missing out on the kind of spectacle only modern movie magic can bring. And boy does this superhero opus pack the big guns and fire heavy artillery for its nearly two hours TRT. 

I especially loved The Hulk on this one, considering the last two titular installments left much to be desired with the, erm, greenery.  Check out excerpts from my review below.

Whedon crowns ‘The Avengers’ with epic action

BY KARL R. DE MESA May 3, 2012 3:12pm
What else can be said about the most hyped movie of mid-2012?
That it’s an extravaganza for the senses is an understatement. The action sequences are pure cinematic dope exceeding the hype that will claim your eyes and come back for the sockets. To say that it’s superbly entertaining is to call a roller coaster ride a good time.
Director Joss Whedon sure reached deep into his bag of tricks from his “Buffy” and “Firefly” days for this one, firing on all cylinders, with blessings from Stan Lee et al. to feel at home in the Marvel playground. All that is par for the course, but Whedon’s genius really becomes apparent when you see how deftly he blends together inter-character tension, overarching plot conflict, a sense of dramatic scale, character histories and motives that interlace into a bigger story tapestry.
The fact that he’s got five superheroes played by A-list actors would have given any director pause, but Whedon masterfully, carefully places all that thespian brawn into the loom and flicked the on switch to see how his exposition could be fueled with the help of ILM’s sheer CGI firepower.

I tell you, this is Whedon’s crowning glory in the house that Marvel built.

We open at a secret facility of the shadowy US organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D., where they’ve been conducting experiments on the Cosmic Cube or The Tesseract, a glowing blue cube that has been, in the words of physicist Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard, whom we last saw in “Thor”), “misbehaving.” Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson), director of said shadowy order, comes in to see what’s going down and consults agent Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) about his opinion.
The Tesseract interrupts them by activating and opening a portal through space. And who steps through? Exiled Norse god Loki (Tom Hiddleston) bearing a magical scepter.
Read the rest of the review HERE.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s