Movie of the Week: The Avengers

Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and a bunch of other super heroes in a movie directed by Joss Whedon? That can only be awesome or awful but nothing in between.

In the movie The Avengers our planet earth is threatened by a powerful alien army. The secret organisation S.H.I.E.L.D. is desperately trying to prevent the evil demigod Loki from opening a dimensional portal which would allow this alien army to invade. To be able to succeed S.H.I.E.L.D. is trying to build a team of super heroes, the Avengers. But most of the possible candidates are not exactly team players and a lot of them don’t trust S.H.I.E.L.D. in the first place. Only when the catastrophe seems to be almost unavoidable the Avengers finally stop to fight each other and join in a desperate effort to stop the invasion.

The Avengers features the well known mix of spectacular action, comedy and interesting characters which made the other Marvel Comics based movies worthwhile to watch. But with multiple featured super heroes, an excellent cast and even more spectacular action sequences the film surpasses all its predecessors.

If you like entertaining action movies you should definitely watch the The Avengers. Silke and I both enjoyed it very much.