Unsurprisingly, Avengers has spawned a sequel featuring a star studded cast portraying Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and my personal favourite, Thor (it's all about the hammer).
Despite having sexy and famous actors, fancy special effects, tons of action scenes & spending a lot of money on a film doesn't necessarily translate into box office success, I'm referring to the predictably terrible Jupiter Ascending (no I haven't seen it and based on the trailer I really don't want to). But this film will predictably and justifiably will make a big load of moolah.
NOTE: I've been careful to not give any major spoilers but sorry if I fail!
I went to a preview screening last Monday, and it was kind of a big deal. As in I had to surrender my phone for the screening... I felt so vulnerable. But opening the film with a big action sequence soon made me forget all about it!
I saw it in 3D and fortunately, I didn't have an issue with it. I feel like some films attempt to perform cheap tricks to exploit 3D, this was just the right balance. The opening action sequence did feel like you were in a game, real enough but a bit artificial which is a compliment to how far gaming technology has come but also possibly the initial affect of your eyes being adjusted to 3D viewing.
That being said the action sequences overall were still spectacular.
A definite gold star goes to how they managed to get the same stars from their own movies to 'assemble' into the ultimate star studded cast consisting of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo & Jeremy Renner. #organisationissexy
This film introduced us to the Twins, coincidentally played by the Olsen twins' very own younger sister, Elizabeth Olsen portraying the villainess, Scarlet Witch who has the ability to play with people's minds and Quicksilver, where speed is his thing.
I tend to be a bit more critical of movies that go past the 2 hour mark, so at 2 hours and 20 minutes... Avengers you got some explain' to do! At around the 1.5 hour mark I start thinking about the bathroom, and me holding better be worth it.
So to save a bit of time they could have cut a bit of the forced romance between the Hulk (Bruce Banner) and Black Widow (Natalia Romanova), and even some of the action sequences felt unnecessarily drawn out.
This is a solid sequel to The Avengers and Avengers fans will not be disappointed but this is not a case of OMG this is way better than original BUT it definitely does not feel like a lazy attempt to be a blatant cash cow (I'm referring to The Hobbit).
It's clearly one of those films you have to see at the cinema but hasn't come close to surpassing my personal favorite Marvel film, The Guardians of the Galaxy.
I attended this movie as media guest.