Avengers Assemble (2012) starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner directed by Joss Whedon Movie Review

Avengers Assemble (2012)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Iron Man in Avengers Assemble (2012)

No Marvel Here

Something weird has happened to the Tesseract and when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) arrives to speak to Professor Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) Loki (Tom Hiddleston) shows up through the gateway and steals the glowing blue cube whilst taking control of both Selvig and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). Fearing Loki is about to bring a major war to the planet Furry summons Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans) to help whilst Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) persuades Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) to help out. And when Thor (Chris Hemsworth) learns of what his brother is up to also shows up to help out and stop a new apocalypse.

Excuse my vulgarity but I guess there were some moist panties when it was announced that Marvel was going to make an Avengers movie because lets be honest these comic book movies have done ridiculously well on the big screen for over a decade now and the continual stream of new ones does not look like it will be abated any time soon. I imagine a few of those panties are going to be in a twist when I say I can't see what all the fuss is about "Avengers Assemble" but then again I am not a fan of these comic book characters or their movies and so throwing all these individual super hero characters into one movie is little more than a variation on "The X-Men".

Cobie Smulders in Avengers Assemble (2012)

Anyway, having probably wound up a few people what also didn't do a great deal for me was the storyline as hear we have a bad guy called Loki and for some reason that is enough that Fury feels the need to summon a whole bunch of Marvel characters to deal with him. Sorry but it seems a stretch especially when it comes to bad guys Loki doesn't even make my top ten.

But I suppose for some "Avengers Assemble" is just mindless entertainment of the modern mainstream variety. That means it is loud, colourful, full of special effects and some one liners which means for those who think the more CGI the better this will be the best movie ever made. But I'm sorry whilst I don't dislike "Avengers Assemble" I need more than special effects to wow me and it just doesn't do it.

What this all boils down to is that I am happy for all those who got uber excited when "Avengers Assemble" was made because of the overload of comic book characters. And I am happy for those who love this because of its pretty cast and lots of CGI effects. But for me I was under whelmed by it all and whilst not a bad movie it was not the exceptional movie which many others found it to be.