The Grand Culmination of Earth's Battle Against Invaders
Marvel Studios has been on a roll for many years now churning out its comic book films, and Disney's purchase of them at the end of 2009 did not slow it down at all. "The Avengers" (2012), the first Mavel film distributed by Disney, is also the first film of any kind to gross $200 million in its first three days in the USA, and the first Marvel film to make $1 Billion. Obviously, 'The Avengers" hit a nerve with the public, and several other potential blockbusters such as "Iron Man 3" and films devoted to Captain America and Anti-Man that were in development also looked likely to capture the public's imagination.
|Captain America leads the team into battle.|
|The Incredible Hulk helps out.|
|Our Villain, Loki.|
|The Black Widomaking sure her hair is ready for some alien ass-kicking.|
|The main characters are either muscular or pretty or both.|
|"I've got my cat moves...."|
|"The Avengers" is very scenic.|
|The Black Widow prepared to do battle.|
|"Frankly, Scarlett, I don't.... Oh wait, wrong classic.|
|Thor and Captain America survey the destruction|
The film is full of great characterizations, and the grand finale is one of the great action sequences in film history. Any fan of comic book characters will want to see this film, though it will be even more enjoyable if you first have watched the other Marvel films mentioned above.
|Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff|
|Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow|
|Hawkeye adn Black Widow|
|Black Widow running through the ruined city|
But this isn't "My Dinner with Andre." It is a real action piece, the culmination of several different threads into one great coming-together. Nothing like this ever has been done in Hollywood before, and it may be a long time before they try it again. But it works here, marvelously. :)
|Hawkeye thinking things over|
Below is the official trailer for "The Avengers."