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The Avengers – Movie Review (2012)

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Guys, I’m bringing the party to you!” and hell ya that was a damn good party. When Marvel’s first avenger made its debut as a Hulk in 2003 it was not received very well. Since year 2000 digital advancement has given realistic touch to those age old comic book series, nourished them to the life like characters on screen and polished them with style and substance. Some worked very well while others went flat.

With the booting of Spiderman and X-men series world actually got interested in things that were only limited to so called “geeks“. Since then bringing the famous comic book character to life has become the main focus for majority of Hollywood  producers. Avengers was one of the very few super-hero or sci-fi movies that was actually entertaining without trying too hard.

Iron ManRobert Downey, Jr.‘s genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist image as an Tony Stark in 2007 brought some genuine humour and style to the super-hero movies and stayed steady in Avengers too. He finally got some match and task which he always wanted.

Hulk: Every time new actors plays the role in different movie. Edward Norton was very effective in The Incredible Hulk but Mark Ruffalo also did a great job in portraying Bruce Banner/Hulk. There are two stealer scenes in the which are bound to get belly aching laugh among the audience in the middle of the war. Finally he was recognized as super hero than moster.

Thor: Chris Hemsworth debuted Thor last year and we agreed. He did his part well and maintained his style even when fighting with Iron Man.

Captain America: Chris Evans looks Captain America since the debut as first Avenger. He kept Captain America alive for years and fought with honour till the end.

Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff: Sexy as she is, Scarlett Johansson adds the hotness to the film. Unlike other movies this pretty girl can hit dialogues as hard she kicks your ass.

Hawks eye: Though he got a slow and dark start to the movie at the end he did his job with ace.

Loki: Tom Hiddleston did a good as as bad person in Thor and he showed his white arse again in Avengers with a ludicrous plan of ruling earth.

Other notable characters were Nick Fury/Samuel L J, ‘Agent’ Phil and hot property from How I Met Your Mother Cobie Smulder a.k.a Robin as agent Maria Hill

Ok now its time for pulses and minuses.

Awesome:

  • Easy flow of the story with no boring plot.
  • Calling up the Avengers.
  • Verbal and Physical interactions between the Avengers.
  • Humour that Tony Stark always carry. But was surprised to see Hulk’s hilarious punch to Thor and Hulk’s reaction to Loki’s self addressing as god.
  • Natasha Romanoffs and Agent Maria’s body tight suite and killer moves.
  • Iron Man’s trip to space was out of this world (literally)
  • Finally great action sequence. Very well structured.

Awe-full:

  • Ship turning to ridiculous invisible Helicarrier.
  • I think thats the only thing i did not like… but i will update if i recall any.

So yes Avengers has surely started the summer 2012 with blockbuster (after loosing hopes on Hunger Games). And I am eagerly waiting for some soon-to-be-epic movies like The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spiderman and Prometheus. 

I rate: 8.5/10

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The Hunger Games [2.999 / 5] – Movie Review

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The spring is here and the summer is around the corner. Movie buffs have made their watch-list to catch 2012’s blockbuster. I have mine too but Hunger Games was not in the list until few weeks back when all media raised the hype alarm on this movie.

After the success of the Hunger Games book series the movie trilogy was bound to happen. Now I have not read any of the books which I am sure they will be better than the movie. Not because movie sucks but because the movie lacks the thrill factor which I think book always delivers in its thousands of words.

The idea behind the story is very simple and to some extant very childish. Rich people want to see poor kids fighting for survival. Its like Survivor series set the future. From the start of the movie Katniss Everdeen ( Jennifer Lawrence) was told that she is special and she has to win. All the people surrounding her are on her favor which completely ruins the mystery about what will happen in the end. But still its not that bad.

Lot of time is spent in shaking the camera in odd positions which made me want to slap the camera-man. Special effects are very outdated. But again its a budget film I guess.On whole movie is good but not very gripping or make you jump ( expect one scene).

Sated:

  • Some good visuals
  • Lead actress is quite an eye candy
  • Scene with dogs (weird)

Hungry:

  • Poor executions. Low thrill factor
  • Background score not uplifting
  • Games not quite exciting
  • Special FX done by some college intern
  • Camera man drunk on set

Even though I hear great reviews by critiques and Hunger Games fan I think this movie still left me hungry for more.

I know having not read the books and not being a fan of killing for survival for rich peoples entertainment with nothing to gain at the end, I am not in a position to judge the movie in right way but this is what I feel about it.

But its a good movie catch with the pals. “May the hunger gods be with you.

IMDB: 7.8/10

Rottentomatoes: 85%

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