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  • I'm happy to report that The Avengers does not fall into the same trap
  • I was especially impressed by the movie's ability to give equal time to each of the Avengers-it could have easily fallen into Spiderman 3 territory, with too many characters and not enough real plot to pique anyone's interest
  • The ensemble cast is convincing and fun to watch, although certain Avengers definitely get more opportunities to steal the show, owing to their being more popular and having their own movies (Robert Downey Jr
  • I can say I enjoyed this movie even without being a huge fan of Iron Man (thought the first one was adequate

    • by Nick Addison
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      I went to see “The Avengers” with mixed expectations-I saw it in 3D, and was prepared for lots of the visual spectacle you would hope for from a superhero blockbuster. But the last film I saw in 3D was “Avatar,” which is a case study on how stunning visuals aren’t worth much with a convoluted plot and limited character development. I’m happy to report that “The Avengers” does not fall into the same trap; instead, director Joss Whedon does

      an admirable job of balancing characters and action, meaning that to the extent one can care about fictional superhuman crime fighters, he makes damn sure we do.

      Is there some corniness? Of course! How could there not be? But more often than not it is recognized and played for humor. I was especially impressed by the movie’s ability to give equal time to each of the Avengers-it could have easily fallen into Spiderman 3 territory, with too many characters and not enough real plot to pique anyone’s interest. But the team is assembled here with a good amount of explanation as to the characters’ histories (which is helpful if you haven’t seen other films associated with the franchise, like “Thor” and “Captain America”), while keeping the forward momentum of the narrative going; at all times we’re aware of the threat posed by Loki, Norse god of mischief, Thor’s brother and the principle villain.

      The ensemble cast is convincing ...


      and fun to watch, although certain Avengers definitely get more opportunities to steal the show, owing to their being more popular and having their own movies (Robert Downey Jr. of “Iron Man” fame being the most obvious example). Despite this, each one has a part to play and that’s what makes the film as a whole work. Individual traits of the heroes are highlighted and sometimes even made fun of to an extent; the other Avengers tease Dr. David
      Banner about his alterego, The Hulk, and laugh about what Captain America’s missed, being frozen in ice for the past 50 or 60 years.

      I can say I enjoyed this movie even without being a huge fan of “Iron Man” (thought the first one was adequate; never saw the sequel), or being that big a comic book enthusiast in general. It is worth seeing because it delivers the goods, entertainment wise, and DEFINITELY worth catching on the big screen, and in 3D.




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