The Avengers

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After five films that highlight four of Marvel Comic’s superheroes, director Joss Whedon has comprised one of the greatest action, adventure, superhero films ever made, The Avengers. When Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) the leader of an organization called S.H.E.I.L.D. suspects a powerful enemy is going to attack Earth, he begins to assemble an elite group of superheroes. Fury and two of the members who actually work for him named Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) known as Black Widow and Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) known as Hawkeye, work together to find the other future members. First to agree to help are Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) also known as Iron man and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) known as Captain America, followed by Thor (Chris Hemsworth) The God of Thunder and reluctantly, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) who has a hard time controlling his alter ego, The Hulk. Once united, Nick Fury informs them that Thor’s evil stepbrother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has opened a portal and a powerful alien race called the Tesseracts are on the way to destroy the Earth. Before the six superheroes can unite as a team they have to trust each other and to fight as a team called, The Avengers. With all the hype and build up over the last four years I was worried I would be let down when this film opened. I was pleased to learn I had nothing to worry about because this movie exceeds all of my expectations. The cast was comprised of five Oscar winners or Oscar nominated actors and actresses, so all performances are better than expected. The characters are bigger than life and director Joss Whedon gives all of the superheroes their time in the spotlight. None of the dialogue seems corny and none of the characters look cartoonish because of the great character development from prior stories combined with this film. If I really looked (no pun intended) I could probably find some flaws but my only complaint is that I couldn’t see it 25 years earlier when I had my vision. This is a high quality comic book film that is full of energy, very entertaining, and I’m giving it an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.