‘Avengers’ brings expectations

The film ‘The Avengers’, directed by Joss Whedon, showcases some of Marvel’s most prominent movie characters, such as Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth). When the world is threatened by the orphaned Asgardian Loki (Tom Hiddleston), S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) gathers various Marvel superheroes together to fight back against Loki and his army.

S.H.I.E.L.D., or Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate, is an international intelligence agency with state-of-the-art technology, courtesy of Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man. Fury’s group of crime-fighting superheroes gathers in S.H.I.E.L.D headquarters for the purpose of defeating Loki’s evil army, which is trying to take over.

This film features action-packed scenes with some favorite heroes which will keep the audience on their seat, along with comic book drama which will intrigue any Marvel aficionado.
This movie has received plenty of hype, from numerous television commercials to theater advertisements. It is needless to say this movie has a lot to live up to. The idea of so many different Marvel characters with different backgrounds all in one movie is an exciting concept for Marvel comic lovers.

This is the first major Marvel movie to come out since Disney’s buying of the Marvel company; this film will help to prove if people’s predictions of whether the new Disney-fied Marvel will be accurate, for better or worse.