Editor’s Choice: Javier Chavez reviews The Avengers

The Avengers began its opening weekend with a Boom, a Bang, and maybe even a Hulk Smash, opening to $200.3 million in the domestic box office, beating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and making it the largest debut ever. Writer-Director Joss Whedon gave something thatĀ die-hardĀ fans and normal moviegoers loved.
To be totally honest… I am marveled at the glory of this film. This super hero movie saved my love for comic book movies. Putting all those hilarious puns behind us, I thought it was a really good movie. I would not say it was the greatest movie of all time, but it was good for what it was. Maybe I was not that into it because people decide to bring crying babies to opening weekend!
Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) has to get together a group of superheroes to stop Loki (Tom Hiddleston) from using his alien army to take over earth. But it was not easy getting everyone to work together. It was the little superhero versus superhero fights that I really enjoyed. Everyone knows when it is hero vs. villain the hero comes out victorious, but what happens when it is hero vs hero?
You have Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vs. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor vs. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hulk against Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Black Widow taking on Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
The Avengers offers a couple of funny scenes that are sure to, at least, make you chuckle. That was actually one of the things that bothered me; the jokes seemed too forced and I felt that they pulled out a lot of the seriousness of many scenes. The wise comments and witty one-liners made up only a small fraction of the 2 hours and 24 minute-long movie. There were action scenes back and forth; usually too many explosions and fight scenes ruin the movie by making it feel very repetitive, but the scenes go well together without the audience getting tired of it.
For an action superhero movie that brought in the big bucks, the movie moved pretty slow, aside from all the action scenes, of course. But other scenes seemed to linger on for a long while, even if they were meant to explain something very important.
All together, I would give this movie a 7 out of 10. It was great, but not the best. If you have not seen it you should go as soon as possible.

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