Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month or so, you would’ve seen that Marvel’s latest blockbuster, The Avengers, is now in cinemas worldwide. Without trying to sound too biased, this movie is FRKN AWESOME and so far it’s been getting rave review from critics and fans alike and has so far grossed over $1 billion worldwide, in less than three weeks of release!! Wow!
Comic-Con nerds will have multiple orgasms. I had a blast.
— David Edelstein (New York Magazine)
Audiences have been eagerly anticipating this first all-hero extravaganza for years. The wait was worth it.
— Claudia Puig (USA Today)
So far I’ve seen the movie twice. The first time was in 2D and the second time in RealD 3D. I’ve never been a big fan of 3D and to be honest, would be more than happy if it was never used again. With that said though, I was totally blown away by the 3D version of The Avengers. Without exageration, it would have to have been the best 3D I have ever seen in a film. The extra depth and clarity that came with the 3D version was quite amazing.
Like a lot of 3D films of late, The Avengers was filmed in 2D and converted to 3D in Post Production. It retained it’s depth throughout the whole film, unlike some “3D” films that only have parts in 3D! *cough* THOR *cough*.
Directed by Joss Whedon, the script was both clever and witty, without which, it wouldn’t have been anywhere near as good. There was also fantastic repartee between each of the main characters, all of whom seemed to have a fairly equal amount of screen time.
The list of visual effects studios who worked on the film is just as impressive as the casting. Companies like ILM, Weta Digital, Hydraulx, Fuel VFX, Evil Eye Pictures and Luma Pictures, just to name a few. The effects through the whole film are absolutely amazing and a special mention must go to The Hulk for how realistic he seems. All of Mark Ruffalo’s features were added into the final composition of Hulk including things like eyes, teeth and hair. The final rendering was a combination of motion capture, body casts and VFX. Looking at stills of The Hulk, you can really see the detail that was applied.
Overall, the film was an absolute blast from beginning to end. The one-liners keep coming throughout the film and the interaction between the characters is superb. If you haven’t seen it already, then why the hell not!? Do yourself a favour and go see it this weekend!
- The Avengers had an all star cast including Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon.