Marvel's The Avengers, also known as Avengers Assemble in the United Kingdom and Ireland, is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sixth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Why It Rocks
- First time Marvel's characters join in a major crossover movie.
- Samuel L. Jackson's portrayal of Nick Fury was fantastic.
- Every major Avenger already had an independent movie to introduce them and get to know them, so they all feel right in place on the team. Even Black Widow and Hawkeye don't feel out of place despite not having movies of their own.
- Mark Ruffalo managed to pull an amazing Hulk.
- Hulk vs Loki has become one of the funniest moments in the MCU.
- Epic fighting scenes and action.
- Triumphant soundtracks to symbolize the Avengers assembling for the first time.
- Solidified the Marvel Cinematic Universe and set up major plots for future movies.
- Showed that Marvel can handle crossover movies well.
- An awesome tease of Thanos including his role as the big bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Its impact, the success of this film would lead to other studios starting their own cinematic universes with interconnected plot threads, cameos, Easter eggs, as well as references to events of related movies.
- Some really funny scenes where Tony and Captain America argue, with Thor calling them petty and tiny. Another example is during his fight with Thor, Tony did an impersonation of Shakespeare.
- While Loki is still one of the few memorable MCU villains, the Chitauri, on the other hand, are just generic troop soldiers unlike the comics where they were human eating shape shifters (Basically the Skrulls of the Ultimate universe but deadlier).
- Loki's plan is extremely cliched and involves the infamous Portal in the Sky trope that would rather return in several other superhero films.
- Captain America is very annoying and bland.
- Poor cinematography aside from a few shots, as it looks like a TV show most of the time.