With so many main leads in one single film, will Marvel's ultimate Superheroes blockbuster work?
When Thor (Chris Hemsworth)'s villainous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) taps on the Tesseract's unlimited energy to wreck havoc on earth, Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson) of secret security agency SHIELD gathers the troops including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), to save humankind once again. This time, as a team.
What I liked was that the first half of the show lets on the back stories of each character before letting on the action during the next. The strengths and weaknesses of every superhero are also highlighted and played on—making them actually human rather than a screen face as well as giving each a significant part in this sum greater than its parts. To add on, the script's self-deprecating touch with pop culture references is appreciated too.
Acting wise, besides a brilliant superheroes cast, the supporting cast stands out here as well. When agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) meets with a mishap, the audience gasps and groans are visibly clear.
But this is not an all brawn no brain movie. There's quite a few takeaways—Loki's egomaniac desire to rule is likened to existing dictatorships in the world while the use of the Tesseract as an unlimited energy source and later to create a nuclear weapon mirrors that of the world. In all, a great one to catch, whether movie buffs or not. And stay on as the credits roll.