Monday, May 14, 2012

Avengers 3D review

Despite reading reviews online suggesting that watching Avengers in 3D is no different than 2D, I thought I should still watch it in 3D. So glad I made that decision. The 3D effects of this movie are totally mind-blowing!

The movie, even though its 2 hours and 10 minutes long, always kept us at the edge of our seats. There was lots of action, as would be expected, but there was a lot of comedy which wasn't expected. Fortunately, the writer had a good sense of humor.

Personally, I liked the character of Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., the most! Maybe that's because Iron Man totally relies on high-end technology. His arrogance is also very humorous.

A big surprise was the beautiful Cobie Smulders (of How I Met Your Mother fame) playing the role of Agent Maria Hill. First time I've seen her in a movie and she did a wonderful job.

The only new superhero in the movie was Black Widow played by Scarlett Johansson. Apparently, according to, she has been part of the Avengers team since a while. As she has not made any appearances in any movie, I found her to be a new addition. All the other superheros have had movies on their own. Same could be said of Hawkeye played by Jeremy Renner. But he wasn't given much importance throughout this movie to be termed part of the Avengers team.

Captain America's role in the superheros was very well-played by Chris Evans. Captain America has apparently woken up from coma after many years. He downed his plane in the ocean and then somehow was preserved in ice. It is mentioned early in the movie that they have made modifications to his costume, but any modifications are hardly noticeable.

Overall, this movie was a treat to watch. It has been a long time since I have seen such an action-packed movie with such impressive 3D graphics. Hopefully, Joss Whedon will direct more movies with good 3D effects.