Marvel’s The Avengers

Movie genre: Action, Adventure

Movie rating: PG
Opening Date: May 4th, 2012

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson 
Director: Joss Whedon   Marvel’s The Avengers tells the story of a group of superheroes brought together to protect the earth against a villain who threatens the freedom of the human race. When dangerous super villain, Loki steals the very powerful cosmic cube, The Avengers: Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, The Black Widow and Hawkeye must join forces to retrieve the cube and save the world.    The Avengers, the latest blockbuster hit by the very talented Joss Whedon, packed an incredibly exciting and adventurous punch. Equipped with a star-studded cast, classic storyline (good vs. evil, you know how it goes) and a whole lot of CGI, The Avengers surely wows on many fronts. When the band of superheroes aren’t throwing down some impressive moves, they perfectly play off each other’s natural chemistry and deliver some great wit and banter. Everyone in the theater enjoyed themselves-seriously they couldn’t stop laughing-and were truly immersed in each scene. The movie, however, did falter on a few points. Although the premise of  bringing together a band of  beloved heroes in one film is fresh and exciting, the plot itself proves to be predictable. The Avengers provides moviegoers with a fun experience, but it isn’t groundbreaking. It relies on the cast and the effects to elevate it, seeing as the storyline itself cannot stand alone. With that said, The Avengers earns a healthy 4/5 rating and is recommended for all those who seek adventure and a genuinely entertaining movie experience. On a brighter note, The Avengers did not contain any smoking (applause). Each character was extremely believable and stayed true to their role, without having to light up a cigarette (more applause). There were a few examples of product placement and one reference to weed, however, these quick mentions were not the main focus of the film.