After 5 years, 5 movies, and a SHITLOAD of waiting, Marvel finally releases the movie that comic book geeks wanted to see for a LONG TIME. The Avengers is the 6th movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe which features an ensemble cast of Marvel superheroes of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and The Incredible Hulk (Edward Nor....errr...I mean Mark Ruffalo). Assembled by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), The Avengers come together to take out Thor's adoptive brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who plans on taking over the world. Pretty cut and dry and a simple superhero movie plot.
Joss Whedon wrote and directed this film, and he did an EXCELLENT job with it. There were a lot of funny one liners, and a ton of action. He also did a very good job connecting the main plot points from all 5 of the movies. I also liked how the movie didn't really focus on one member of the Avengers. That's what their separate movies are for, so if you seen all 5 of their separate films, then you don't need no review on who they all are. The action in here is top notch, its everything you would ever need from a superhero movie. There were moments in the movie where I literally geeked out when I saw all 6 of them fighting together.
When the audience saw this scene, EVERYBODY started clapping and cheering. Me and my boy lead to a mini "YES!" chant in the theater, it was fucking AWESOME!
There were sure as hell a shit load of explosions, and a slow motion fight scenes that almost seemed inspired by Michael Bay movies. In fact, The Avengers is the movie that Michael Bay WISHED he did. However, unlike a Michael Bay movie, THIS movie was done RIGHT. I gotta give credit to Marvel for actually sticking with their guns and keeping damn almost ALL the actors from the previous movies. This is the first movie where we have an ensemble cast of legit superheros all in ONE movie and just kicking ass. This movie was ALOT of fun, and I HIGHLY recommend watching this if you love to have a good time. Oh yeah another thing, you should know how Marvel movies are by now, stay during and after the credits. Without spoiling anything, lets just say Marvel is going to have a SHIT load of spin offs and sequels.
As of right now, this is the best superhero movie of the year. However, we got a WHOLE lot of summer left. And Christopher Nolan is gonna come for that crown in a few months....
Busby's Review: 5/5