Saturday, 5 May 2012

Marvelled by The Avengers

This film had so many unique visuals to choose from - but I decided to take the patriotic approach with a Captain America inspired colour-blocked ensemble. 
Jeans, blouse and purse - thrifted
 Ankle Booties - ASOS 
 Blazer - Urban Outfitters
Necklace & Bracelet - F21

Marvel's The Avengers sees iconic superheroes the Hulk, Thor, Captain American, Iron Man, Black Widow and Hawkeye team-up when an unexpected enemy threatens earth.

Joss Whedon masterfully weaves together the stories of the six heroes into a quick-witted, fantastical action-packed adventure.

What is more impressive is that the characters don't overshadow each other's glory -although they start off with a ‘my hammer is bigger than yours’ attitude - instead their interactions and relationships make this everything a movie of this genre should be and more. 

Let's break it down: 

Nick Fury - Samuel L. Jackson is a badass. Period. I pretty much want to channel my inner-Aaliyah and bring the eye-patch back in a big way.

Captain America - Chris Evans earns stars as the strategy-based, ever-idealistic soldier who struggles to understand the world he only wants to protect.

Black Widow - Props to Scarlett Johansson for playing in the boys club and actually being cool, instead of the over-sexed playmate that we're accustomed to seeing in female action roles. 

Hawk Eye - I generally love Jeremy Renner and he doesn't disappoint, but Hawkeye certainly isn't the selling feature of this film. 

Thor - I've never been the hugest fan of Thor, but I could definitely listen to Chris Hemsworth say "impenetrable" until the world ends.

Iron Man - And then there's Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Stark, with his ignorant confidence and genius is the Kanye West of superheroes. He's the producer. He injects the team with the confidence they need to reach success. He makes the bigger man (literally) worth his sweat. 

You can't deny he's a cocky mother sucker, but either can you that greatness could not be achieved without it (yes, I’m a HUGE Kanye and RDJ fan). 

The Hulk - Outside of RDJ, I was most impressed with Mark Ruffalo's smashing portrayal of Bruce Banner's conflicted genius. I expected it to be far beyond that of Eric Bana’s, but was not expecting him to surpass Ed Norton. 

The Avengers was marvelous – it exposed what I love most about superheroes movies:

That perhaps war is not won on sentiment, but humanity is. 

What makes us uniquely human is the belief that if we conquer our differences and unite our strengths we can be great -it's also what makes us worth saving.

There will likely be a sequel, and in that case I’m hoping a few more soldiers join the roster. Namely, Spider Man (I’m thinking the upcoming origin film is setting him up as a shoe-in) and a little Wolverine action would also be appreciated.

I'm looking forward to a superhero-inspired summer with The Amazing Spider Man and The Dark 
Knight Rises (sick trailers) hitting the screens this July.