“ Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy - Fantasy / Suitable for 12 years and over / Director: Joss Whedon / Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth ... / Blu-ray released 2012-09-17 at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment „
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- Main Characters : Played by -
Iron Man / Tony Stark : Robert Downey Jr.
Captain America / Steve Rogers : Chris Evans
The Hulk / Bruce Banner : Mark Ruffalo
Thor : Chris Hemsworth
Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff : Scarlett Johannson
Hawkeye / Clint Barton : Jeremy Renner
Nick Fury : Samuel L. Jackson
Loki : Tom Hiddleston
Agent Phil Coulson : Clark Gregg
Agent Maria Hill : Cobie Smulders
- Main Plot -
(Don't want to spoil it for those of you who haven't seen it yet, so I'll try to keep it brief!)
After Loki, Thor's brother, steals the powerful Tesseract from Nick Fury and the people at S.H.I.E.L.D, he puts together a group of superhumans, which include Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk and Black Widow. This team need to take on Loki and his Chitauri army. Will the team be enough to stop them, before it's too late? And will there be any sacrifices along the way?
- My Opinion -
I've always been a DC comics girl myself; started collecting the New 52 comics not long ago and have quite a collection. I also seem to like the characters a bit more than the Marvel ones, but that's just me! However, I absolutely adore this film. The characters are likeable, they work very well together, and are amazing, just as superheroes are supposed to be! The actors portray them perfectly. When it came out, I went to see it twice in the cinema, and have seen it twice more so far. Still planning to watch it again soon! It's a very colourful film, which keeps you gripped from the very beginning, and the story is easy to follow even for those who don't follow the comics. If you haven't seen any of the other films, such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, etc., it won't matter, as it doesn't really follow on, and you can find out their strengths and weaknesses through this film alone!
It's an almost perfect superhero film which I could watch over and over again without getting bored! Love it, and can't wait for the sequel! Definitely recommended.
What you have to remember about this film is that it is an amazing achievement. Forget whether or not you're going to like it (HINT: You will), just remember that this has been almost a decade in the planning and the execution is nothing short of breath taking. From the get go there's action, humour, passion and most of all fun. I mean who can't enjoy seeing Earth's Mightiest Heroes laying the smack down on a swarm of alien invaders and Loki receiving the spanking he's so rightfully deserved since, well, probably since the day he was born. The Hulk has never been treated better and Mark Ruffalo is easily the standout in an ensemble cast that are all just brilliant.
The picture quality is excellent on the Blu Ray, the sound is also fantastic and the extras are phenomenal. My only criticism is the enforced removal of a spear tip. I won't say when and where and why it happens though.