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The Avengers Finally Assembled!
The last few summers have been busy with blockbusters that introduced movie-goers to Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor and Captain America. These films familiarized audiences with each characters own unique tale. Now, Marvel’s The Avengers breaks new ground bringing these characters together, to face a threat that no single hero can stand against.
A film with as massive a scope as The Avengers could have easily been a failure (**cough** **cough** Green Lantern), but not in the capable hands of writer/director Joss Whedon. In fact Joss and company may have just set the bar a little higher when it comes to making a super-hero smash hit!
What makes this flick work so well is the well-crafted blend of high octane adrenalin pumping action, mixed with Whedon’s trademark wittiness. At no point does the film take itself too serious, nor does it treat the subject matter as a joke. The characters are kept true enough to their comic equivalents, while modernizing them enough to feel fresh for today’s audiences. Whether you are a long time comic fan-boy or just a casual superhero movie-goer, you’ll find yourself entertained all the same.
The plot boils down to Loki (played masterfully by Tom Hiddleston) stealing the Cosmic Cube or “Tesseract” from S.H.I.E.L.D. he promises the cube to the alien race known as the Chitauri in exchange for helping subjugate the Earth. Loki’s actions compel Nick Fury to activate the Avengers initiative. Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widow are called to action and tasked with capturing Loki. Thor shows up and intervenes in an effort to reason with Loki.
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