The Avengers Movie (with a lot of pictures I do not own)
Review by Lauren
I saw Iron Man 1, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America...and finally, I saw The Avengers and it.was.awesome. It was one of those movies that held my attention throughout the whole thing and when it was over, I was totally ready to go and see it again. Now, I didn't see The Hulk with Edward Norton (though I hear it's not too bad so I probably should) but I did see most of the Eric Bana one...and oh god, not good.
BUT, Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers as the Hulk was amazing. Joss Whedon definitely made him more humanistic, and you feel bad for Bruce Banner. He doesn't want to be this monster that he can't control, so he tries to put himself in situations where he can keep track of the anger and do good for people. In The Avengers though, he shines, just like Ruffalo does playing the character.
One of my favorite people was Loki though. Yeah, I know, he's the bad guy. But I really enjoyed him in Thor and I couldn't wait to see him again in The Avengers. Loki is played by Tom Hiddleston, who does a brilliant job. There are a few moments where Loki is watching someone and, all of a sudden, he has this little grin. Just totally evil. But awesome. Definitely awesome.
One of the best lines is between Thor and Black Widow-
Thor: He's my brother
Black Widow: He killed 80 people in two days
Thor: He's adopted
It just so serious and hilarious. But poor Thor. He really did keep believing that Loki could change. Alas, that man is evil to the core...but Hiddleston plays him oh so wonderfully. I didn't want Loki to win, but I didn't want him to die either...which I guess says something!
Besides Loki, Tony Stark aka Iron Man is probably my favorite. Robert Downey Jr. was just made for this part. Tony is hilarious but in a sarcastic way most of the time. He plays by his own rules, he's insanely smart but often too smart for his own good, and he just commands your attention whenever he's on the screen!
When Agent Coulson visits Stark in the beginning of the film about the Avengers coming together, we get some classic dialogue that really just shows Stark's nature (quotes from IMDB):
Agent Phil Coulson: [Over telephone] Mr Stark, we need to talk.
Tony Stark: You have reached the life model decoy of Tony Stark, please leave a message.
Agent Phil Coulson: This is urgent.
Tony Stark: Then leave it urgently.
Tony Stark: Security breach.
Tony Stark: That's on you.
Agent Phil Coulson: Mr Stark.
Pepper Potts: Phil! Come in.
Tony Stark: Phil? Uh, his first name is Agent.
Oh, and Jeremey Renner was amazing as Hawkeye. If they give him his own movie, I'm totally in line to see that. I don't want to say too much about him because it gives a big part away...but I do hope we get more Hawkeye in The Avengers sequel. At any rate, Hawkeye sure does give Katniss a run for her money when it comes to archery skills. Bad.Ass.
One final thing-