It’s been building since 2008, but at last, the greatest assembly of superheroes to ever venture into the public eye have come together with an almighty bang.
This is one of Marvel’s most ambitious projects to date.
Trying to get four main characters, all poles apart from each other, to come together and fight a common evil is, in itself, a challenge. But when you give someone as knowledgeable as Buffy creator Joss Whedon the keys to the Marvel Universe you can immediately tell that ‘Avengers Assemble’ is in safe hands.
Now, let’s cover the who’s who.
The film sees Mark Ruffalo take control as ticking time-bomb Bruce Banner.
Ruffalo’s turn makes him the third person to play Banner in as many films, and currently, he is the best so far.
Chris Evans’s Captain America is still struggling to acclimatise to modern life but his unquestionable heroism sees him through the fight. Hemsworth’s Thor has the most on his plate, not only is he an off-worlder, but also, saving the world he has come to love means overcoming more sibling issues. Nonetheless, it’s easy to see that he easily fits in with the rest of the group. Downey Jr’s Iron Man is a really cool character.
He oozes that dangerous combination of wit and sarcasm, simply because it is in his nature as an incredible wealthy, arrogant genius to be exactly that.
So it seems only fitting that ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ have an equally mighty foe to face off against them. In this case, the threat comes from Thor’s brother and all-round Asgardian bad-ass, Loki (played brilliantly again By Tom Hiddleston).
With an all- star supporting cast including Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner in a role larger than his 15 second ‘Thor’ cameo. Overall, it has the right ingredients for a decent superhero movie.
In truth, there is much more that can be done with the Avengers idea. There are still many villains to face and many people to save. So, fingers crossed we may see more from this unpredictable super package in the future.