The Avengers 3D Review by George Beremov

The Avengers [3D] (2012) 

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Release Date: May 4, 2012 (Wide)

Rating: 9.75 out of 10

Review by: George Beremov

 Sorry Nolan fans, but Marvel’s long-anticipated superhero gathering, “The Avengers” easily outshines pretty much every other entry into the hugely popular genre, and that includes the amazing “Dark Knight”. Yes, it’s that good.

 In “The Avengers”, Nick Fury director of an international peace keeping agency called S.H.I.E.L.D, brings together a team of humans with extraordinary powers, including Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow  and Hawkeye, to form The Avengers and help save the Earth from the villain Loki and his fearsome army.

 The effectiveness of the otherwise familiar story lies in the ideal balance of its script. Not only the screenplay is smart, humorous and wonderfully-written, but it respects its many characters and allows them to develop equally and shine on their own. The pacing is quite brisk, yet slow when needed, but the movie never loses its steam and remains engrossing from start to finish.

 Technically, “The Avengers” delivers and then some. Whedon’s direction is so stylish, diverse and accomplished, it’s hard to belive that this is only his second feature film. Some of the scenes seem impossible to shoot, but at the same time feel effortlessly-executed. Action-wise, the movie has so many highlights it’s hard to mention just one. The fight between Thor and Iron Man, featured in the first half of the movie, is nothing short of spectacular, and the action scene that includes Hulk’s first transformation remains as one of the most memorable. Also, there’s one particular sequence during the final battle, where the camera ‘jumps’ over from one Avengers member to the next, showing them kicking asses with style, that is so exciting and brilliantly-shot, it will literally blow you away. The rest of the action is first-rate as well, and the CGIs are astoundingly polished and pretty much flawless, apart from the 3D, which is quite good, considering it’s a post-conversion, but at the same time rather unnecessary.

 The cast is superb in their roles. Samuel L. Jackson can do no wrong, and he gives yet another strong performance as Nick Fury, despite his limited screen time. Chris Evans does a far better job as CaptainAmericathan he did in Marvel’s last year blockbuster of the same name, adding an edge and roughness to his character. Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth makes up for the late appearance of  Thor with a strong screen presence and solid acting. Mark Ruffalo plays ‘the incredible’ Hulk for the very first time, and yet he nails the performance and does justice to his character. Scarlett Johansson is great as the sensual yet dangerous Black Widow,  and the future Jason Bourne, Jeremy Renner, also delivers as Hawkeye. However, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man is the one that steals the entire show, thanks to his genuine wit and undeniable charisma. Tom Hiddleston didn’t leave a big impression in 2010’s “Thor”, but here, he turns in an unbelievably strong performance as the malicious villain, Loki.

Bottom line: Clever, amusing, perfectly-balanced, skillfully-shot and jaw-droppingly action-packed, “The Avengers” is the ultimate dream come true for every single fan of the genre, and arguably the best and most spectacularly entertaining superhero movie ever made.

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10 Responses to The Avengers 3D Review by George Beremov

  1. Better than the Dark Knight eh? Wow, and it’s hard to do these ensemble pieces right.

  2. Charles, this statement may lead to controversy, but, yes, I think The Avengers is the better movie of the two. The Dark Knight was exceptional, yet overly serious, and that made it less enjoyable than Whedon’s bold superhero mash-up.

    Maybe The Dark Knight Rises will top The Avengers, who knows? We’ll have to wait and see. :)

  3. Val To says:

    I have got a big kick out of pleasure !!!
    THE AVENGERS is the marvellous movie adventure !
    George Beremov’ review is correct – this film is most spectacularly entertaining superhero movie ever made !
    I’m waiting for the next saga of giants of heroes quite soon !
    …and the next review of George Beremov too ! 

  4. Val To, thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed it just as much as I did. It was a pure spectacle!:)

  5. Melissa Bradley says:

    Fantastic review and I could not agree more. I have seen this twice in the theaters and I want to see it again. LOL. Whedon was the perfect director for this and he kept it so balanced that no one really stole the whole show. Everyone had their moments.

    The writing, the effects, the characters, the plot…It all gelled for a near perfect film.

  6. Mellisa, thank you so much. I’ve seen it twice too, and I don’t mind to see it again. It was pretty much the perfect superhero movie. Whedon nailed it.

  7. Julia T. says:

    Great as always! I wanna see that movie :-)

  8. Julia, thanks a lot. You should definitely see this movie. It’s absolutely incredible.

  9. I’ve seen it twice now – will be hard pressed to find another movie this good this summer.

  10. Alex, maybe TDK Rises will live up to its hype? :)