My Thoughts on THE AVENGERS – (can a superhero movie get better than this?)
It is difficult to handle 2 lead characters in a movie,( just have a look at bollywood multi-starrers for example) so how can someone manage to assemble not two, not three, total six lead characters and that too Superheroes in a single movie and hope for success??? Director Joss Whedon not only manages but does it so brilliantly.
‘The Avengers’ starts with very unconventional way- at least for a superhero movie- with slow pace, building a plot brick by brick, introducing all characters simplistic way. There is not much over-the-top action in first half(that’s being more than compensated in last half). What keeps audiences interested in first half is strong performance of leads (especially Robert D Junior), lots of humor, and anticipation of forthcoming events.
‘The Avengers’ starts justifying its superhero genre in last half, and till the end it becomes an-example-to-imitate for all future superhero movies. The biggest plus point of a movie is that it allots equal screen space and equal importance to all 6 leading characters. The climax is epitome of this plus point. It is very difficult to allot a deserving screen space to all superheroes in action scenes of such a huge scale. More often than not it ends in mumble jumble. But joss whedon (who is also a writer) here passes this hurdle with distinction.
I will avert myself from revealing further story here, instead appeal that every-one who likes superhero movie must go and catch this ASAP (there is simply no excuse for you and if you don’t catch it till 2nd weekend, you will be stripped off THE FAN tag), those who don’t like superhero movies go and treat yourselves with a roller-coaster, high octane, well scripted action movie and find out why you should be a fan of superhero movies.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Performance
High Octane Action
None (If you find any, be sure that you have become a certified pessimistic!)