Marvel’s The Avengers
From the moment Nick Fury appeared to proposition Tony Stark into the Avengers Initiative in 2008, we’ve all been waiting with bated breath for the promised superhero orgy. Finally, today, I guess we can safely say those who’re interested in watching The Avengers would have done so already. And boy was it a ride!
The prospect of watching the 4 heroes Ironman, Cap, Hulk and Thor (+ an arrow wielding supersmart guy and revolver twisting supersmart chick) in a 150 minute fight-fest was just orgasmic for some of us. For the most part, it delivered.
Ironman delivered smarmy one-liners while blasting away the Chitauri army. Thor struck lightning and hammered away at the enemies while maintaining picture-perfect hair. Captain America directed road traffic and occasionally killed some enemy foot soldiers. Hulk… smashed.
What I thought was a little weak though, was the performance of Tom Hiddleston as Loki, the primary antagonist, and adoptive brother to Thor, who first appeared and wrecked havoc in Thor. His motivations just didn’t really work for me… or maybe it was just his over-the-top headgear distracting me from his evil-ness. It was just as Hulk said.. “puny god”.
All in, it was still a pretty fun and awesome film, looking forward to meeting Thanos in the inevitable sequel. He looks more appealing. Plus, he’s purple!