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Film Review: The Avengers (3D)

The Avengers is an ensemble of Marvel Superheroes united together for the common interest of liberating the world from a known enemy that threatens global security and safety. It heavily borrows plot elements from the movie Thor. In times, where most superhero franchises (barring a few).

By May 1,2012  2

The Avengers is an ensemble of Marvel Superheroes united together for the common interest of liberating the world from a known enemy that threatens global security and safety. It heavily borrows plot elements from the movie Thor. In times, where most superhero franchises (barring a few) are being dubbed as run-of-mill fares, this multi-starrer or should I say multi-superhero production is certainly a coming of age film by Joss Whedon. Joss is better known as the creator of the runaway hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and this one is his first live action film.

 

A strong and a gripping plot scores for this film albeit a slightly lengthy climax. The cinematography is brilliant, typical for a superhero film and a neat post-production job and a realistic CGI  ensured that it looked good with those 3D glasses on.
Individual performances by Samuel Jackson as Nicky Fury, Robert Downey Jr. as the playboy businessman Tony Stark are amazing. Yet it is Mark Rufallo as Dr. Eric Banner/Hulk who steals the show. His subtle portrayal of a good-guy-with-a-dark-side certainly is a treat to watch out in this film. Cobie Smulder’s do as Nicky Fury’s sidekick comes across as a nice surprise.

How much more awesome can it get when you have a handful of Hollywood A-listers battling for screen space as they battle Loki- the calculative, suave half-brother of Thor.
I think that’s pretty cool. Cool as in, having Tony Stark say perky lines, that sound a little bit like one-liners from Salman Khan movies . Or maybe, Thor’s dialogues that remind you of the Hrithik Roshan from Jodha Akbar. When you watch the dubbed version in Hindi, of course.

Just to point it out, there is a lot more in the Indian connection with this movie than just the Hello Andheron song by band Agnee. Sometime around the beginning of the film, it is shown that Hulk’s alter-ego is tracked down by Scarlett Johansson  to Calcutta where he is in the hiding for quite a while and is attending to poor slum people as a physician.

“Certainly this is the kind of film, that a comic book junkie would have wanted when Marvel debuted the title almost 50 years ago. Even for those who are not big fans of the comic book, The Avengers does not fail to impress.”

 

screening of the Odiya classic - Jeeban Saathi (1964)

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  • prabir

    must watch movie!

  • Sameer

    Ek number!
    Watching Pepper Potts in hotpants was a treat! 😛

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