The Avengers: Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson Steal the Show

Avenger’s Assemble! If you haven’t seen The Avenger’s film yet, now is the weekend to see it. Jammed pack with Mighty Marvel goodness, it will not disappoint. 

Months of hard work and preparation prepared the entire world for the world premier. If you missed the red carpet premier, go to www.marvel.com and check it out. Check out the gallery for all your favorite stars and superheroes. This is the first time a band of superheroes have all appeared together in one movie.

The film had its big debut last week starting with the Marvel Movie Marathon. At participating AMC theatres, Marvel fans could watch all of the Marvel films leading up to “The Avengers,” about 12 hours worth. And finally, the marathon ended with “The Avenger’s” screening. This film broke records in its opening weekend and surpassed popular films such as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.” Now that’s big. In its first opening weekend, the film had already covered its $220 million dollar cost.

One word to describe the film: fun. The cast of the film is simply amazing. The chemistry is there and you can see it throughout the movie. The performance of every actor is simply outstanding. Tony Stark still retains his playful persona, and who doesn’t like an angry Hulk? The Man Out of Time is gorgeous as ever (ladies, Captain America is not a letdown at all. He still wears a body clenching uniform). Who can forget the God of Thunder, Thor? Based off the Norse god, Thor comes raging onto Earth after his villainous brother, Loki. Packing a mean swing, Thor joins the Avengers in their quest to save the Earth. The film opens with Loki’s quest for the Tesseract (The cube which the Red Skull used to terrorize the UK during World War II; something similar to the cosmic cube from the Transformers film). Loki is out for vengeance against Thor, S.H.I.E.L.D. realizes what level of danger the Earth is in because of Loki, and now, Earth needs a response team to save it. 

All of this comes together in a well-put-together film directed by Joss Whedon. Yes, we must thank Joss Whedon for the fantastic film. Let’s not forget to give praise to our two favorite assassins: Black Widow and Hawkeye. The Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D would not be the same without them. Definitely not the same with the spy, Nick Fury. Samuel L. Jackson does an outstanding job portraying the most well known and best skilled spy, Nick Fury.

“The Avengers” is action-packed and also a bit of a tear jerker. You’ll leave wanting more action and fighting just because it’s that cool. The plot definitely drives the film. Not once are you questioning why the Avengers are doing what they’re doing or why the antagonist is antagonizing. Each superhero is given equal amounts of on-screen time so you won’t have to worry about not seeing enough of your favorite hero. It’s fun, it’s cheesy, it’s filled with great punch lines. People of all ages will enjoy the film. 

What’s the best part? You don’t even have to follow comics to enjoy the film. You can dive into that movie theater and enjoy the film for what it is without any background knowledge of the comic series.

If you can't get enough after watching the film, you can also buy Avengers toys (Hasbro and Legos have come out with new toy lines which will hit the stores soon), and you can play the Avenger’s Alliance game on Facebook and form your own Avenger’s Assemble. You can also visit www.marvel.com for all the latest news and updates, including podcasts which stars such as Samuel L. Jackson and video interviews with Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Christopher Hemsworth (Thor), Joss Whedon (director), and much more.

Marvel has thought of everything to prep you for the film and now it’s time to go see it. So get ready and assemble. And, one more thing: Stay until the end of the credits. If you’re a true Marvelite, you’re in for a wonderful surprise.

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Nancy Nguyen

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