yoda Posted May 24, 2012 Share Posted May 24, 2012 Marvel Avengers Assemble I eventually got round to seeing this, although in 2D rather than 3D. I didn't know what to expect, but I didn't enjoy any of the preceding films (bar the first Iron Man, and even then that was a 6/10). First up, I really enjoyed it. Some very good dialogue - considering it's a proper comic book film (I wouldn't call the Nolanverse Batman to be a "proper" comic book film) - and a couple of excellent performances. Mark Ruffalo is excellent as Bruce Banner. The Hulk is a bit meh, but Banner is excellent. Tom Hiddleston steals the show as Loki. Very good performance. I wasn't too fussed about anyone else. Robert Downey Jr is what you expect (I'm starting to find him a tad boring now, but he was funny at times). I don't like Thor, and Captain America is dull. The Scarlett Johansson-Jeremy Renner chemistry was better than I expected, and I liked the Hawkeye character. It's impressive to look at, with the special effects a joy to behold at times. Joss Whedon demonstrates why everyone is raving about his script-writing. The only poor points is Thor/Captain America being a total let-down and Scarlett Johansson being a bit annoying after a while. Incredibly attractive but when she isn't with Hawkeye is just glares moodily at everyone. A few Michael Bay style scenes which were needless IMO. Fury and Coulson were decent enough, with both having some funny lines and just enough screen time. Bonus points for Cobie Smulders/Scarlett Johansson/Gwyneth Paltrow (particularly Cobie Smulders). Good eye-candy for the male audience. A solid 8/10. No higher though. Good fun with a good script and some surprisingly good performances - which Marvel films often lack. 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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