Loki (Tom Hiddleston) brakes into S.H.I.E.L.D to steal the cosmic cube. With its unlimited power, Loki plans to use it to bring in a powerful alien army from another galaxy to destroy Earth with Loki as its ruler. The director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), tries everything to stop Loki from escaping the agency but fails. Now his side project of recruiting a group of the best superheroes is in full effect as he tries to get them to work together but working with different and unique personalities can compromise the mission. The narcissist and genius, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) is used to working alone and wants to complete the mission without the team. Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) continues to have a solider mindset but struggles with the idea that he has lost decades of time and tries to cope with the present-day time. Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) is hiding in a third world country and trying to control his rage. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is determined to do what it takes to protect Earth and stop Loki. With Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) working with Nick Fury as special-skilled agents, the team is assembled. Will the Avengers pull together and fight off the aliens? Will Loki dominate Earth and destroy Thor in the process for betraying him?
So, first off I think the film was good not great. Before those who have seen it send a load of thrashing comments, let me explain. I would like to start off saying that just about everything I except to get from it was great. I liked that this film kept my funny bone working as the tension in a scene grew; then a moment comes with a comedic comment which played nicely with my emotions. Before watching, I thought that certain characters were going to try and outshine the others but that wasn’t the case. Each character was given an even amount of screen time and showed just enough personality to make each one stand out. This is not an easy task to accomplish and I believe the director did a great job. The Hulk is my favorite character. He is awesome! He just changes to green and surprises me every time with the way he rages nonstop on everyone and everything. Even though there are a lot of characters in the film, I liked that it wasn’t a distraction to keep up with everyone’s issues and that I had a special feeling towards each. The CGI was great with the explosions, aliens and the fighting. I also like that the director made Black Widow’s character shine more with her fighting skills then just her pretty face. In Iron Man 2, I hated her character because all she did was walk around looking pretty and doing the same boring karate flip on a guy while posing for the camera afterwards. It didn’t show a strong and powerful fighter like in the Avengers, so kudos to that. My only objection is that even though she is trying to be more than a pretty image, the camera kept locking in on her butt. I mean, come on! Okay, so now onto the not so good parts. Although I did enjoy the film a lot, I was right about it being predictable. It went into the same order as most other comic book movies with the heroes not wanting to cooperate, then they do, then they fight the villain and almost lose but end up winning in the end. Yes, I know this is to be expected for this type of film and I appreciate that but I wanted more. I want to be so wowed and shocked by a difference that would keep me talking about it for weeks. For instance, if a hero died that would be shocking or if the heroes didn’t win in the end and left a cliffhanger for the next Avengers movie would work too. I’m not saying those scenarios exactly just something out of the norm. I just want to see a predictable film become original like in Cabin in the Woods, which is a typical college-vacation-slasher-film but became original when they changed the reason behind the slashing. I love that film, by the way. Also, I didn’t like that they kept showing Iron Man nearly about to die when most fans know that an Iron Man 3 is coming out next year; a waste of scenes. I also didn’t think Loki was a bad enough villain. I wasn’t buying that he was truly bad just mad at Thor and wanted to get even. He was like a poser villain. All in all, really good film to watch and I will see it again. Rating: 4.5 instead of 5 because of the predictable sequence.