Excellent. Galing. Maurag. Simply Great.
The amount of superlatives showered upon this summer blockbuster movie is more than deserved.
Just the concept of putting together a band of equally known characters much more superheroes is daunting. This is twice made more complex with the personalities of these high profile personalities playing them from Downey to Evans to Renner to Sam Jackson to ScarJo to Ruffallo and Hemsworth. If anyone told me that they could actually depict a decent movie of the Avengers ten years ago I would be skeptical but it turns out it would be more than just decent that it would be phenomenal.
Why? The plot is cohesive. Call it simple yet it delivers. Then, you have an equal amount of exposure in both dialogue and action scenes to the superheroes. We get a variety of mix and match actions such as Iron Man vs. Thor, Captain America vs. Thor, Black Widow vs. Haweye, Black Widow vs. Hulk, Thor vs. Hulk. We also get to see them team up a lot. This is a fanboys wetdream, like having to watch your ps3 marvels vs. avengers come to the big screen played by really good character actors. Yes, even the minor characters get their due story and screen time, especially Black Widow who is a colorful characters beautifully played by the equally stunning ScarJo. Damn, those tight outfits!
Joss Whedon (tv series Firefly) has masterfully paced this movie so as not to tire out the audience in the opening salvo but also to show hints of great action and leave us wanting for more. By the third act, we are actually salivating by all the action scenes and even being treated to comic reliefs from Hulk (Yes, Hulk arrived in a worn out motorcycle to save the day. And yes, he is funnier than Tony Stark) My three year old son even shifted from being a Captain America fan to a Thor fan mainly because of the scene below:
Tom Hiddleston (Loki), while already brilliant in the Thor movie even takes up his villainous ways another notch in this movie, by wanting to stage to the world how he plays with the powers of the so-called earth's superheroes. And yes his dialogue fuels a lot of fun (Puny Humans!).
This movie delivers the she-bangs. Need I say more. Just stay beyond the credits for more teases as usual. And here's to hoping that they do not make a Pinoy rip-off of this such the one below:
Here's to crossing our fingers even if I already the predict the title of this rip-off will be : either Abangers or Anbangis. Let's assemble!