Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Movie Review: The Avengers (Alliance or Assemble)
The Tesseract is a powerful energy source of unlimited potential and unknown consequence. Earth wants it...presumably for unlimited energy for the plant (or is it to make weapons??). Loki is opening a portal between his planet and Earth and bringing in all the big guns to stir up more than a little trouble. This calls for all of the Avenger super heroes to band together to work to save the planet.
More on the plot here (if you're into nerdy stuff like that).
I'm not big on super hero Marvel Comic movies, so I'll say that right up front. Hubby wanted to see it, so I went too. Lord knows he's had to sit through enough chick flicks. This is you're typical super hero flick. Big on noise, non-stop action, and blowing stuff up all over the place. My son was happy to hear from me that there wasn't any romance, because to him, that would ruin it.
The special effects are fun, but it is definitely a busy, messy, loud, destructive movie. There is some humor (but not really in keeping with some of the hysterical laughter in the theater...WTH is UP with that?). So as super hero movies goes, this is one of them. Predictable plot and lots of action. The good guys always win, right? It also sets up nicely at the end (so stay after the credits start for a preview) for a sequel. Oh Joy.