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The Avengers

The Avengers
Directed By: Joss Whedon

Plot: Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster..

Well lets start of by saying this is a movie long over due a re watch. The first time I seen The Avengers i was not impressed at all, i had waited so long for its release that I felt very disappointed when i actually seen it. Iron was fantastic, it was one of the best comic book movies I've ever seen. Iron man 2 sucked. Captain America pretty much sucked aswell. Thor and The Incredible Hulk I enjoyed, I thought they were very entertaining, and very enjoyable to watch. So why wouldn't I like The Avengers?, what went wrong?,..........Everything.

Edward Norton was originally set to reprise his role from "The Incredible Hulk" but negotiations between him and Marvel Studios broke down. Norton was replaced with Mark Ruffalo.
The Avengers was just one big mess. Now I know there are alot of fans of this movies on here, and I know this review probably won't go down well, but ill explain anyway. For me The Avengers just didn't work on so many levels. I felt the story was very weak, I mean Thor managed to deal with Loki all by him self in Thor, yet now we need 5 other super hero's in on it this time around.? Loki for me just wasn't a strong enough villain for this movie, I didn't feel he was menacing enough, or powerful enough.

Other problems I have:

. I don't think the characters fit together well in the avengers world. Iron man was a very grounded movie, it was quite realistic in ways. Thor was obvisouly a bit far fetched, it was abit more out there. So for me, they didn't feel right together, they didn't gel well, and they all looked out of sorts.

. The Avengers lost alot of the humour, and spark that previous movies brought. They especially toned down Tony Stark, and yet he still managed to steal the show.

. The movie feels to crammed together. I felt left behind in places with way to much going on.

Chris Hemsworth had to increase and expand his dietary/food intake in order to maintain the physique he built up for "Thor", consisting of chicken breasts, fish, steak and eggs every day (Hemsworth said he had to consume "his body weight in protein.").
Overall The Avengers isn't a terrible movie, it looks great, and some of the action sequences look amazing. But I have major problems with it, and it should of been a whole lot better. Weak story, and character problems make this a struggle for me to really get into. All that's really left to say is ...... Big Let Down.