Movie review: The Avengers — no spoilers!
What’s all the hoopla about “The Avengers?” Here’s the review from Leo Quinones, host of the Film Freak Movie Talk Show, heard on KFWB NEWS TALK 980, Saturdays, 4pm Pacific time:
Marvel’s The Avengers *NO SPOILERS*
Marvel’s The Avengers defies all logic. Writer/Director Joss Whedon gets the credit with bringing his cinematic vision to life. On top of that, six generations of Marvel Comic Book writers get their day in the sun, as they should. Here’s the assignment. Take Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Nick Fury, Black Widow and Hawkeye and put them all together in one film that makes actual sense. In a covert world, this is called, “The Avengers Initiative.” I’d say the mission was a complete and utter success.
The reason is layered. Let’s tear right into it. Good Storytelling. Formidable Foes. Good Acting. Eye-Popping Special Effects. Just enough back story on each character. Genuine Excitement. Smart Humor. Perfect Tone. If there’s anything wrong with The Avengers, let someone else bring it to the table. I was just jacked up on adrenaline. What’s happened here is a movie miracle.
There’s so much riding on a movie like this. Not for the studio, but for the fans. When a comic book movie comes out and falls short of hitting the mark, who always gets burned? The fans. The Avengers gives fanboys and fangirls the right to pump their fists and revel in the fact that their beloved Marvel characters were well taken care of by Mr. Whedon.
Go see The Avengers in theaters. If you’re lucky enough to afford paying full freight, go see it in IMAX 3D. You will not be disappointed. I can’t imagine anyone not liking this film. This is what movie-going is all about.
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