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Three words: Go See It.
I admit, I'm a bit of a geek when it comes to superheroes. I love them and they're pretty much the only movies that I'll give up the equivalent of a mortgage payment to go see in the theaters. Usually because even if they're not that great, you still get enough action to get you through the 2+ hours.
However, what Joss Whedon has been doing with this franchise is simply amazing. We have a whole cast of characters who could (and have) carry an entire movie, even franchise, all by themselves and he's taken them, put them together and instead of a jumbled mess we get a fantastic storyline not only because of what they're banding together to fight against, but also because of the dynamics of all the relationships formed and the way all of these 'alpha' personalities interact with each other.
The quick synopsis, without any spoilers, is that Tony Stark and Bruce Banner create something with the good intentions of creating a world that doesn't need the Avengers anymore. If that worked out this would have been a documentary and not an action flick, so you know something goes horribly wrong and its up to the Avengers to make it all better while causing trillions in property damage.
This movie has everything. You will laugh, you will cry, hold your breath, gasp, smile, and most of all, be thoroughly entertained.
We get those wonderful one-liners we all love that run rampant in the Marvel Universe (can't wait to see what Deadpool comes up with), people die, some come back from the dead, which you already knew if you watch the Marvel Agents of Shield TV Show (Coulson gave you the spoiler alert already) we meet The Vision (who makes us all gasp, especially Thor), Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, and there are not one, but two love stories! No, it's not Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, they're actually brother and sister.
Another thing that is really wonderful about this particular movie is that even with all of this action, adventure and mayhem going on, we actually get to learn a lot about the Avengers individually, which is an amazing feat, considering the scope of what's going on. We see a different side of Clint (Hawkeye), Natasha (Widow), and Banner/Hulk. However, noticeably absent are two love interests: Pepper and Jane. Apparently both are super busy (according to Thor and Stark) and just couldn't make it for the festivities.
So there you have it. This movie grabs you by the throat in the first 5 seconds, and will not let go until the very end! Go see it, you will be glad that you did.
I give this movie 5 out of 5 movie passes - and I would give it 10 if I could!!
Here is the synopsis and ratings according to rottentomatoes.com
Don't forget to visit the Avengers Facebook page!!
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