Monday, May 7, 2012

Movie review: "The Avengers"

"The Avengers" is probably one of the most hyped movies of the summer, if not of all year.. it is such a big budget film and so far it has lived up to its expectations... at least box office wise...
So we joined the millions of people who went to see this movie on opening weekend and let's just say we should have waited a few weeks since the 40 minute line we made was definitely not worth it.. AT ALL!
Strangely enough I generally enjoy super hero movies and believe special effects are quite entertaining...For some reason a muscular man with super powers dressed in a tight suit sounds appealing to me so this movie was a must see...
We took the girls with us, which was probably the first mistake about this experience.. this is NOT a movie for kids.. it is LONG and very complex for a little child.. Even though the girls got through it just fine, there were some "scary" parts for Gaby and they just didn't get it...
While I have to admit that the movie does feature some kick ass special effects, the plot is just really weak and some of the super heroes don't really add anything to the already lame story...
As I suspected the movie revolves around Iron Man and the other characters are just fluff.. The story is the same old plot of an evil enemy stealing some power source for malicious reasons, which could potentially destroy the world...until the superheroes save the day with their magic tricks and physical abilities...In the end they win (of course!) but the possibility of the evil archenemy returning remains open... (we need sequels, after all!)...
In my humble opinion, the movie is "ok"... entertaining yes... but good?... I don't think so...
It did make over $200 million on its first weekend, so there's definitely "something" to it...
I give it 3 out of 5 stars....

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