When S.H.I.E.L.D. and the ever watchful Nick Fury (Jackson) - pun intended - lose an alien energy force known as the Tesseract, last seen in "Captain America", to the conniving Loki, last scene hurling through space in "Thor", the desperation of the organization reaches an all time high. The powerful Loki looks to unleash an army from another world onto Earth. In an attempt to thwart the impending doom of the world, Fury gathers the greatest individuals together for battle. Iron Man (Downey, Jr.), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Ruffalo), Captain America (Evans), Thor (Hemsworth), Black Widow (Johansson), and Hawkeye (Renner) are gathered to create an ultimate force...but can they put aside their egos and attitudes before it's too late?
|A Norse God and a WWII soldier...taking the term 'allied forces' to whole new levels.|
|He just found out that Fox cancelled Whedon's "Firefly" only after one season.|
|"Why do my solo movies SUCK?!"|
Although I'm not sure how the following individual sequels for these heroes are ever going to top this, "The Avengers" is a spectacle not to be missed. It occasionally feels like it doesn't explain enough to its details, but the great characters, banter, and action more than make up for the few minute flaws it has. This is not only a film for fans, nerds, and action connoisseurs - but its a film meant to entertain. Period. An amazing way to kick off the summer season!
Written By Matt Reifschneider