Super heroes are super at the box office

Dylan Burke

SAN DIEGO — The super movie is finally here. All the films featuring original Avengers have included hints and references to the characters’ upcoming collaboration.  It’s a blockbuster, setting the bar high for anything else.

The Avengers represents a collection of heroes of the Marvel Comics universe. Four have already starred in their own movies: Iron Man, Thor, Capt. America, and The Incredible Hulk, The team is brought together by an organization called S.H.I.E.L.D. led by Nick Fury and Agent Coulson.

The villain of the movie is Loki, the adopted brother of Thor. He wants to do bad things to the planet on which his brother found love, as well as to steal a powerful relic called a Tesseract for an unseen master. He has power to enslave people with a tap of his staff.

Half of the film consists of the Avengers’ own personal conflicts as their big egos get in the way of their duties. Iron Man is almost never serious in the film. Thor thinks he’s above the others because he comes from a different dimension. Captain America can’t tolerate ego of any kind. Black Widow is hiding secrets about S.H.I.E.L.D. and Bruce Banner (The Incredible Hulk) tries to stay calm; he’s always angry though and isn’t  that a good thing;?

The plot in my opinion is funny, Iron Man being the funniest character.  The inability of The Avengers to work together without quarreling became tedious to watch, after a while. 

Action sequences comprise the second part of the movie.  They were well done in this observer’s opinion.

I give the movie an 8 out of a possible rating of 10. Everyone who likes superhero movies and reads Marvel Comics and DC Comics should view this film.

The Avengers has done extraordinarily at the box office; the best of 2012 so far.

Burke is News Editor of the GC Summit. He may be contacted at [email protected]