OK, superheroes films have always been a genre I love. Not to exaggerate it ala tempest in a teapot; merely saying that it is my cup of tea. Ever since I was small, I would be fascinated by “X-Men” and all its counterparts like Marvel and DC superheroes… well, minus the undergarments or underwear worn outside; these superheroes are virtual entities of what represent “the childish dreams of every living adult men/women”.
The much awaited and anticipated superhero film which is “The Avengers” has caused so much hype amongst the die-hard for superhero aficionados all over the world; and not to mention in Malaysia itself. I planned to watch it on last week but as you all know, the recent “BERSIH 3.0” commotion deterred the plan as I didn’t want to take the risk weathering the congested traffic jams, road blocks and all. With that, I skipped the plan although there was some external urge from somebody; but I was like “What the Hell….” But yeah, since then that my hormones and mood has became stabilized, all the anger and anxiety had somewhat receded. *LOL* (,”)
On Tuesday, Malaysia was having a holiday to commemorate The Labours’ Day as it was 1st of May; so on the Monday night, pushed off to The Mines and managed to secure tickets for “The Avengers”. However, plans to utilize the Labours’ Day-holidays had to be terminated due to some technical glitches. Oh, well. No biggie as I spent the day mopping and cleaning the dirty house of mine and been working like an enslaved Cinderella. Hahhahaa. Bless in disguise!
So, with all the lavishing praises and compliments and kudos from Malaysians to “The Avengers”; does it really deserve the accolades or is it merely publicity stunts? I have to say it is one of the BEST superhero film ever! Why? Because the elements in the film were all in complete packages : heart-thumping action scenes; breathtaking CGIs; and not to forget comedic punchlines that were so RIGHTFULLY PLACED in certain scenes!
“The Avengers” becomes a phenomenon as it assembles few superheroes within ONE FILM; which was actually something that is never heard before. Usually, a superhero will be catered to his own film and of course, he will be the main protagonist fighting the crooks and rescuing the damsel in distress, no? Nonetheless, it should be a curious thing to know how the writer/director going to put few superheroes with their own fanatic fans within one scene; how the relationships and the weightage of each characters to be segregated?
“Thor” played by Chris Hemsworth.
With Loki, the ex-brother of Asgard God, Thor as the main villain for “The Avengers”, the ambition to rule the universe has never gone wane. Now, Loki has assembles some armies called The Chitauris to conquer Earth. Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson has called all of the superheroes such as “The Iron Man” (Robert Downey Jr,), “Captain America” (Chris Evans), “The Incredible Hulk” (Mark Ruffalo- replacing Edward Norton after the latter had some disagreements with Marvel Studios) and “Thor” played by chiselled Chris Hemsworth. Joining the casts to save the world are the non-superheroes but skilful humans such as Black Widow (Scarlett Johannsenn) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
“Black Widow” played by Scarlet Johannsenn.
Dramas unfolded and fiascos were threaded with heated arguments and egoistic mannerisms as those who were involved had their own skills and philosophies. “The Iron Man” with his narcissistic persona and that contradicted with “Captain America”, the old-school and rigid-Yes Sir soldier; “Thor” with his God-like image wasn’t very much a scene stealer except that he was adamant that his brother Loki can still be saved via redemption while “The Incredible Hulk” played by Mark Ruffalo was definitely a scene-stealer! Portrayed as an initially meek and demure Doctor Banner who always tried to confine anger, “Hulk” became ferociously DANGEROUS when he becomes the Green Monster – and his comedic bit when he smashed Loki was HILARIOUS!!!!! Hahahaa…see it for yourselves!
“Captain America”played by Chris Evans.
But one thing I found inevitable gross about it was the American propaganda. Well, not like something you can prohibit but enough to make you rolling the eyes. After all, it is “Captain America” you are talking about, a superhero that was originally conceived to flame the Americans patriotism during the wartime. It is an admirable creation but the idea can be a little bit nauseated. OK, we know Captain America IS the First Avengers; but to dub him as “The World’s First Superhero” when it was only created in 1941 as opposed to Prince Namor who was created circa 1939? Hahahaa, Geez! I know I sounded scarily GEEK about this, but hey…I can siphon out my dissatisfaction, can’t I? *LOL*
“The Incredible Hulk” played by Mark Ruffalo and voiced by Lou Ferrigno.
Initially, the film was a bit slow-paced but it gradually transcends into exciting scenes. I can rate this film as 4 stars outta 5 stars exclusively for superheroes flicks. It was a nice film and the writer/director have done impressive job in assembling all the heroes together and blending them without really eclipsing one another.
“The Iron Man” played by Robert Downey Jr.
Kudos! And anyway, wonder how will the final Chris Nolan’s “Batman/The Dark Knight Rises” instalment will fare? And the bits of Anna Hathaway as leather-pussy Cat Woman? Will Pfeiffer remains as the impeccable Black Pussy? Can’t wait although I have to admit that to date, “Batman Returns” which was made in 1992 and directed by my favourite director Tim Burton STILL ranks as my No.1 Batman films of all time. So… we shall see. (,”). And also Tim Burton’s latest flick “Dark Shadows”!! Can’t wait!