PREPARING FOR WAR – Rewatching THE AVENGERS – Some Assembly Required

“The Avengers. It’s what we call ourselves. Sorta like a team. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes type thing.”

The billion dollar film.

Maybe this is the suit of armor Iron Man was talking about when “throwing down” with Cap.

Under the watchful eye of director auteur Joss WhedonKevin Feige‘s master plan comes to fruition.

After 4 films (and 1 left in for continuities sake), the Avengers assemble in a battle for the Earth that’s mostly confined to New York, but brings us the team-up we’ve all been waiting for.

But is it complete, or do we need to go back to the manual?

When Thor’s brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth.
Joining Fury’s “dream team” are Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).

What was great about that synopsis, is it used to have “Thor’s evil brother” as the descriptor for the Lord of Rule 34 (we changed it, mwahaha)

Potentially overlooking the already inferred duality of the character, it is of merit that Loki schemes to take Earth.

Why? Cause why not I suppose.

There’s also something about kneeling and how there’s always men like him.

Anyway, because he’s being a nuisance he either accidentally or conveniently forms the Avengers.

It’s here that people would go “BUT HOW COULD YOU CONTROL ALL THAT EGO” and 1) that’s insulting people you don’t know and 2) it’s their job and they’re there to do it.

And the ensemble filled with almost as many stars as the Milky Way (okay, maybe less) does a brilliant job of bringing them together like…a…team.
Contrasting personalities that find humour along the way, I think the most surprising thing about Avengers was how funny it is.

But with Whedon in the chair, it makes sense; These little conversations that pop life into time-displaced soldiers, gods and armored men.

And thus, the Avengers not only excel at saving the Earth; But also at placing Marvel Studios firmly into pole position at the Box Office.

These gods ain’t so puny, and Phase 2 will show this.

UP NEXT: Iron Man 3

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