Upcoming Avengers Blockbuster

February 9, 2012 at 8:20 am 1 comment


It is several months before the release of The Avengers on the big screen, but several trailers have already come out, and a lot of buzz is emanating about this film. Between this, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Amazing Spiderman, comic book blockbusters are going to rule the summer. I have enjoyed each movie for the individual characters leading up to The Avengers, so expectations are naturally high for me, especially after seeing the effects and explosions which take place from the trailers.

Robert Downey Jr. will be reprising his role as Tony Stark/Iron man, the billionaire who fights crime with big iron mechanical suit. I loved Downey’s portrayal of Stark in both Iron Man movies, and do not see why he will not perform just as well in this film. Whoever cast Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark originally should be given a medal. Not only is he an excellent actor, but both Downey’s real life demons, and Starks character flaws mirror each other very closely. I can honestly say the only the first Iron Man is my personal favorite Robert Downey Jr. role/movie. Along with Robert Downey Jr. from the Iron Man movies, Scarlet Johansson is reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, the S.H.I.E.L.D  operative. Johansson displayed a strong performance in Iron Man 2 and I don’t see why she would not deliver again in this film.

Replacing Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, will be Mark Ruffalo. I really like Norton as an actor, but felt The Incredible Hulk was not one of his better performances. In this case, Norton is completely replicable Mark Ruffalo is a good actor in his own right, and this part honestly does not need to be that strong. As long as the actual Hulk character is done correctly Bruce Banner is almost a non-issue.

Chris Evans is back as Captain America/Steve Rogers. I remember before I saw this film, I was somewhat intrigued by the casting of Chris Evans. I really have a unfavorable view of The Fantastic Four movies, and this includes Evan’s performance in this film. When I heard he was receiving another chance to be a super hero, I had relatively low expectations. I can safely say I was wrong. Evans did an excellent job in this role, and overall the movie was really well done.

Thor is another movie which was done really well, and Chris Hemsworth who will be reprising his role as Thor in The Avengers, played a strong role. This movie did a good job of tieing in comedic scenes with some of the more serious scenes, and made Thor a very likeable character. For what it was, Thor was a good movie, and the villain Loki played by Tom Hiddleston, was a very good antagonist. Hiddleston will be reprising his role as Loki in The Avengers, and appears to be the main antagonist for this film. Hawkeye made a brief appearance in this film, but will serve a much larger role in The Avengers. He is played by Jeremy Renner. Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Funny and epic wrapped in one small package.

One disappointment I have is the choice not to bring back The Red Skull from Captain America. Hugo Weaving did a terrific job in this role, and he clearly gets teleported away at the end of Captain America.

I eagerly anticipate this films release in May. I am worried that with all the hype and build-up surrounding this movie, it will be too big. I am worried that the explosions, and action scenes, and special effects will take up everything, and the story as a whole will be lacking because of this. I still ultimately have faith in this production, and will definitely be seeing it when it first comes out.

 

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