Bbeing a huge fan of superhero movies, I was pretty excited to watch the Avengers film starring Robert Downy Jnr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner. The film was receiving numerous Facebook statuses and tweets dedicated to it, therefore I decided to investigate whatever the fuss was about. And boy was I glad that I did.
Having understood the Thor storyline and the importance of Loki as the villain, it was simple to catch onto the plot without any other information about the other superheroes. All of them are introduced and the storyline is laid out systematically within the first half of the film. The main aspect that stood out the most for me was the humour that is injected within the action during the entire running of the film. Whether it is through Thor and Iron Man’s banter or by the Hulk’s actions, the film contains unsuspecting comic scenes, with perfect timing and appropriateness.
Essentially the film is about a profound message which can easily be applied to everyday life. When the superheroes are put together to form a team and fight their common enemy, they instantly repel each other, not establishing a trust and are torn apart as a result of their differences. This conflict results in a mini realisation for all the superheroes as they establish that their strengths are converted into weaknesses when they are not harmonised with each other.
This can be applied in any social situation, whether in the workplace, at university or even at home. Without understanding the different strengths of people in our lives, we essentially damage our own chances of succeeding. The deeper message in The Avengers cannot be undermined as it is the essence of performing well as a unified unit.Alone we are strong individuals but once we come together to reach a greater purpose, it is the power and the comradery of being part of a bigger thing which makes us unbeatable and helps us reach greater heights.
The chemistry between the characters, the quick and sharp dialogues and undeniably impressive action sequences make this film a must-watch to kick start Summer 2012. As a film, The Avengers pretty much hits the nail on the head and has performed epically at the box office, generating more than $1 billion in its opening month. This comes as no surprise to me as I shockingly enjoyed the film and personally cannot wait for the sequel.