Finally available on DVD
It’s still in theaters without a release date, but it’s already available for pre-order. Shit. Is. Real.
Looks like Rihanna took another beating this weekend after hulk and the rest of the Avengers came in No.1 at the box office, and beat Ri-Ri’s Battleship. Too soon?
Now, I’m not the biggest fan of super hero related films. In fact, I normally roll my eyes at them. I am however a fan of amazing talent (and the X-men&Iron Man franchises I confess) such as the SUPER cast of The Avengers. I mean, it’s Oscar nominees and winners left and right, mixed in with a few bad asses (what up Cobie Smulders?). But I truly enjoyed this Joss Whedon masterpiece. Shall I briefly break it down for you?
Sidenote: I’ll start by saying I love—and I mean fucking love—Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. (In other news, Hawkeye is also my favorite—second only to Storm—superhero.)But Renner played this male Katniss Everdeen hero with an effortless badass-ness that was absolutely brilliant.
Now that I’m done praising Mr. Renner, I’ll delve a back into the movie. The premise is simple: Thor’s villainous brother, Loki, is trying to take over the world and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury wants to protect it by teaming up the world’s greatest heroes. As each Avenger is recruited, a well-crafted build up rises from wanting to see all six fighting together. Yet before the euphoric battle breaks out, these six creatures clash, making some entertaining interactions.
You have a few notable fights among them (I’ll name the winner in parentheses): Iron Man vs Thor (Iron Man), Black Widow vs Hawkeye (widow), Hulk vs Thor (hulk), Captain America vs Thor (Captain’s Shield), Black Widow vs Hulk (draw, girl was running). The best however, is the ongoing fights between Mr.Giant-Green-Muscles and Thor. Simply because it’s rather hilarious to see hulk punch Thor out of frame. Just as hilarious: Loki being smashed by Hulk.
But when the final battle of all six versus Loki and his aliens begins, it is hands down the most exciting and adrenaline inducing moment. To finally see the Avengers working together was in itself a cinematic triumph. Spoiler Alert: the Avengers avenge. For now.
While some may say The Avengers is just another blockbuster superhero movie, it goes beyond that. It teaches about team work. That even the most narcissistic of men, Iron Man, must swallow his pride for a team. It touches on sibling rivalry and family (Thor and Loki). More importantly, it shows that though each avenger is mighty, they come broken with imperfections and troubled pasts. What Whedon accomplished was to combine a superb all-star line-up and bring to life Marvel’s greatest comic book heroes, consequently creating a modern iconic piece. I myself am excited not only for part deux, but just to see it again. Even if it’s just for Renner.
Thor had not one but two cameos from Academy Award nominated actors:
Adriana Barraza as Izzy and Jeremy Renner as hawkeye