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Marvel’s Avengers Assemble 3D Review

Marvel’s Avengers Assemble 3D (12a)

Reviewed by Rachel Geeson

Score: 5/5

Bringing together a host of Marvel characters seemed like it could have been tricky; however Joss Whedon has managed to pull it off to direct one of the best Marvel movies of all time.

In Avengers Assemble, Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D, a secret military law-enforcement organization. He brings together six gifted superheroes to help save the world. The members of The Avengers are Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and the Hulk. With help from highly skilled spies Black Widow and Hawkeye.

To understand the plot better it does help for you to watch Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Thor (2011).

This film has a great ensemble cast; the talented actors each get the share of the spotlight having their own personal mission in the film.

Chris Evans plays Steve Rogers aka Captain America. He was frozen in the Artic for 60 years, and is the original super-soldier. In this film he is trying to find his place in the world. His character is the perfect soldier who is trying to do his job despite the challenges facing him.

Robert Downey, Jr., plays Tony Stark, the self-described genius, billionaire, playboy and philanthropist. He is better known in his armoured form as the unstoppable Iron Man. He shows a connection with another member in The Avengers. He delivers some truly witty and sparkling dialogue throughout the film that causes many laughs from the audience.

The star that shines the brightest is Mark Ruffalo who plays Dr. Bruce Banner. He describes his superhero side as “the other guy”, known to us as The Hulk. He holds a close guarded secret to himself throughout the film that is revealed towards the end giving knowledge to the audience as he attempts to come to terms with who and what he is. Ruffalo brings a real charm and strength to his role as Bruce Banner that we have never seen in this character before. Stop-motion capture has been used so Ruffalo could really play the Hulk and you can see aspects of the actor come through into the big green rage machine and that works wonderfully.

The last superhero member of The Avengers is the golden-haired thunder god, Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth; who recently worked with the director Joss Whedon in The Cabin in the Woods, whose character in that horror-comedy wasn’t so lucky. In Avengers Assemble he has more personal anger as he is up against Loki (Tom Hiddleston) who is his little adoptive brother who is having fun stirring up trouble and has a plan to destroy the Earth.

The other two members are spies Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).  Black Widow is formally known as Natasha Romanoff who has a long history with Clint Barton known as Hawkeye, and we also get hints to a very dark and intriguing past. Hawkeye is a master archer and is recognized in comics as the “World’s Greatest Marksman”. They are the two members of the avenging group who are skilled warriors who do not have super powers.

One of the best scenes in the film takes place up in the air with an alliance between Iron Man and Captain America as they do the best to help save agents lives, whilst Thor and the Hulk battle head to head and Black Widow is using hand to hand combat against Hawkeye. It is one of the best action moments of the whole film. The fighting between themselves is just as entertaining as the fight against the enemy.

Saying that the final battle is just amazing is a bit of an understatement as the CGI is perfect when we witness the action hitting New York City with force. 

This film is a definite must see for many reasons. The script for the film is fast and witty as the dialogue between the characters is simply fantastic. The characters have a human feel about them which enables you to sympathize with them.  The director has done well not to lose sight of who they are and what they represent. And lastly there is a lot of humour to this film as believe me when I say that this movie has just as many laughs as it does action sequences.

So head down to the cinema and check out the two and a half hours of superhero heaven, you definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on this triumph of a movie.

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