So, it’s a Demi-God ; a super-soldier, a living legend who actually lives up to the legend; a man with breathtaking anger management issues; a couple of master assassins; v/s another Demi-God with the most deadly army the world has ever seen. Who wins? I’m betting its the former. And how can it be otherwise.
The movie starts with all the earth being threatened by Loki who wants to rule it so that he can prove himself once again to his dear Papa. So, he steals this blue cube (Tesseract ) and in return opens a portal for an indestructible army to come through. But just as Loki wins, up come the Avengers, who want to spoil his one-man party. Loki tries everything. He gets them to bicker, threatens a huge ego backlash; but as Agent Phil Coulson and a Old German dude said , ” Its just in Loki’s nature to lose” Poor him.
The first half of the movie is just a warm-up and a shade too long. The second half gets better. With a lot of action scenes and good ol’ fighting and awe-inspiring scenes. Loved the way the action unfolded and how every single Avenger came together to save the Earth. And so, the battle ended. The portal was closed. The Gods skipped back to Asgard (Loki the unwilling, helpless criminal. He’ll be back in Thor 2)
However, all I could think about was “Who will pay for the damage caused to Manhattan? How come every peril on earth and super hero is from the US? Doesn’t anything happen elsewhere.. Does that girl have a crush on Captain America now that she has seen his face… Pointless, I know..
Alright I have a confession to make. I dig Loki. Yes, I know he wanted to rule the earth and make us kneel to him and is a ruthless, selfish boor. Just like me to like the unsuitable people. Or maybe I just like Tom Hiddleston. That’s the reason!! My mum even went on to say ” Is that your choice in men? Should I be worried?!!”
The Avengers is a big, hero-studded venture by Joss Whedon who doesn’t disappoint but , on the other hand, doesn’t make me weep in joy at the awesomeness of it all. And I wonder why?! Everyone I know loves the Avengers. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) was hilarious. The Hulk ( Mark Ruffalo) played it cool (literally). The Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) performed awe-inspiring stunts. Captain America ( Chris Evans) was charmingly old-school. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) was as magnanimous as ever. So, why am I not screaming at the greatness of it all.
Maybe if I was more of a comic book fan, I would have enjoyed it more. Or if I had watched the recent adaptations of the movies (Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and the like..)
But, all in all, I would give it 3 Avengers out of 5., (Pick your choice :P)