‘Avengers’ packed with all you need


By Jacob Snyder, Contributor


With its spectacular action, ferocious fight scenes and clever wit, “The Avengers” is one movie that will keep you glued to the screen, waiting in anticipation and chuckling about how silly the superheroes act sometimes.

In “The Avengers,” Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) creates a force called S.H.I.E.L.D., also called the Avengers Initiative. He brings together Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) together to take on Loki, Thor’s adopted brother.

Loki has stolen the Tesseract, which is described as a device with the ability to have every command and slightest wish instantly obeyed, according to comic-books.about.com. The Avengers have to retrieve it before Loki takes over the world. Thor sets out on his own mission to convince his brother to hand it over, but to no avail.

From the beginning, recovering the cube is not the only conflict happening. Each superhero has their own “super” personality and conflict begins to arise within the group, allowing director Joss Whedon to develop the plot beyond the good guy, bad guy routine.

Much of the conflict comes when the group is brought together. At one point, Thor is in the middle of something and Captain America interrupts, making Thor angry. Soon, the two are battling each other to find out who is the better superhero instead of focusing on the villan. At another critical point where the team should be more focused, they are instead standing in a room arguing about how the team is not strong enough.

Meanwhile, the ship is being attacked by Loki. Even during the attack, the Hulk and Thor are fighting, but soon settle their differences. Though this scene helps develop the plot, I have to say it seems awkward thrown into the storyline.

Yet, the movie delivers, as far as the action and destruction go. We see throughout the movie that the superheroes will do whatever it takes to win against Loki.

One way Whedon entertains between these blockbuster battles and bickering is by peppering the movie with quick humor from the different Avengers, especially Iron Man. For example, at one point Captain America says, “We need a plan of attack.” Iron Man responds, “I have a plan-attack.”

The movie does not disappoint. It isn’t just another typical superhero flick. “The Avengers” will be sure to keep you interested and laughing until the end as you watch the good guys doing what they do best: battle!


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