Sunday, 6 May 2012

The Evangers

Interestingly this seems to have been released here a week before America. Don't know why, don't care, all that matters is that I went to see it yesterday.

So, anyway, Sean Connery creates a device to control the weather and the Avengers... no, wait... Loki does some stuff, and the big names from other movies fight each other for a while and a lot of CGI happens, and everyone cheers! What, what do you think happens? It's a big action superhero pic! Go, go, go! Boom, boom, boom!

But, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleson, all excellent, we've seen them before, and they do their roles right. (The first Black Widow scene you know exactly what will happen because this is a Joss Whedon film.) As Bruce Banner we have Mark Ruffalo... eh, I'm not convinced, possibly because we haven't had a whole movie with him in, maybe because I don't think Joss (yes, I'm critising Joss... or possibly the numerous script doctors he inevitably had to deal with) got the character quite right.

It runs over two hours, and there's a lot packed in, but I'm not seeing this as the culmination of the recent Marvel movies. I prefer to see this as the start of the big cross-over movies, actors willing. This could be the start of a very expensive friendship...

(BTW, last line of the film... spot on humour for the hard core nerds! I laughed! [Not counting the post-credits bit which isn't in the International version because: America!)



evildicemonkey said...

I also laughed.

I think the biggest impact this film had on me (with regard to the characters) was Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson... really? You did that? Excellent idea and he nicely ties to the other major characters so the Avengers all know him but I was really, really bummed out (disappointed he's out, not disappointed the film did it)

Jamas Enright said...

I haven't connected with him that much, so, meh, but agree with the use of that.