I’m really not into superhero and action movies, but this one got to the bone! I hate the fact that most of the time, the protagonist gets beaten up first before s/he gets to win. Moreover, it’s also kind of non-entertaining when I know at the back of my mind that the protagonist is not gonna die because..well..he’s the protagonist. No matter what, he’s gonna find a way, there’s gonna be a hidden power source somewhere, a gun that somebody left behind, an unexpected friend who shows up a little after the climax. See? I’m boring like that. Anyway, this is not a story of how I find action movies anti climactic…this is a story of an action movie where I gripped at the edge of my seat. And this action movie, my friend, is 2012’s biggest one yet: The Avengers.
Here’s a picture of our pre-event preparation:
The Davao Bloggers, in partnership with Globe Telecom, were proud to host blocked screenings of this awesome movie just last night (April 27, 2012) at Abreeza Mall. Over a hundred people were invited; and most of them were influencers in their own social circles. There were two screenings: 6:10PM for the 3D showing and 6:45pm for the regular one. Well, you guess which one got flocked on.
As early as 5PM, people were already outside, catching up with each other and letting the excitement brew as this is dubbed as the biggest movie of the year. Wellllllll, we weren’t disappointed. What’s more, Globe gave away special sims and Jollibee gave us snack treats to enjoy while we eat with our heartbeats racing.
After watching Battleship just days ago–and I considered that to be one of 2012’s best as well–I had pretty high expectations for The Avengers. I mean, come on, 6 superhero icons, some gods, high tech control units, Marvel’s time-tested name, aliens and Dolby Digital’s 3D awesomeness? The most boring person watching must have at least a few seconds of a blood pressure shoot up throughout the film! Haha! They even say this was the “Super Hero Team Up of a Lifetime”. Ya know why? It’s pretty simple.
There’s this wannabe god, Loki, brother of Thor, who wanted to rule the world. The figures the only way to do this is to threaten the people through the help of aliens. These aliens may be summoned by a special mineral (a blue cube-y thing) and he had control of that. These aliens have the capacity to destroy the planet and render humans extinct so Marvel’s best 6 came to the rescue by teaming up. They’re lead by Nick Fury, a one-eyed always-calm “I know the solution to everything” guy. Here’s the team; and let me break it down for you (in my own words):
Iron Man – A proud, great businessman and jester, who lives on his money and wit. Never takes a lot of things seriously.
The Incredible Hulk – Needs anger to get fired up with strength. He must’ve had muscles made of diamond because he was so strong and can stop things more than 2000% of this size.
Thor – Loki’s brother. Good
guy god. Uses a special hammer as his source of power. Quite unfabulous, don’t you think?
Hawkeye – Best archer ever. But when he runs out of arrows, he’s kinda screwing up.
Captain America – They say he got frozen and slept for 70 years. Yada, yada, doesn’t matter, he’s the handsomest superhero ever. If he was real, I’d sure get into a lot of trouble just to get saved by him over, and over, and over again. 😀
Black Widow – Hot, flexible redhead. That’s all I got, LOL.
Anyway, these 6 superheroes HAD to work together because that mineral + the villain were pretty unstoppable. And they already made a huge mess of our precious earth. So yeah, they beat him and we lived happily ever after.
The Movie Review
I like how the story unfolded. I felt that all of the characters were equally given credit and airtime. It was very swabe how the entire movie got to explain Loki’s relationship with Thor, because that’s a huge part of how the conflict shot off. Then were were snippets of the individual super hero’s stories and I got to see all of them as individuals, having unique sets of stories and characteristics. I saw how Hulk had to struggle to stay calm, how Captain America coped with the modern world, how Black Widow used her femininity to get what she wants and what an entertaining character Iron Man really is, when he’s getting good vibes.
Over all, the movie was a 10/10. I agree that the effects were cleanly done, the costumes were great and the story was topnotch but what really made this movie unforgettable, for me, was the script. It was funny and engaging. The fight scenes? I can’t remember them in full detail. The story? I was a little lost during the exposition. But the script? I can play it over and over again in my head and I’d remember how I felt the first time I heard them. The jokes, the witty banter, the sarcasm. I savored all of them with joy.
Watch it and you’ll know what I’m talking about. *wink
PS I can’t stop daydreaming about Captain America. Oops. Maybe the script wasn’t the best part after all. 😛