Published On: Sat, Feb 22nd, 2014 on 3:34 pm

Film review: The Avengers (2012)

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Avengers 2012

After years of suspense being built up, The Avengers was finally released in 2012 to the applause of film fans across the world.

There was large anticipation to when this film was released, as many film fans were to question the nature of the film.

To comic book fans, it was a question whether it was going to be as spectacular as the comics.

The film consisted of characters such as the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).

Notably, it did not include such characters as the Ant Man and the Wasp, even as they were in the comic books.

But nevertheless, this film showed how The Avengers were brought together to battle one of their biggest enemies, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

But as in all films, there was always scepticism on how great a film could become. And not everything from the comics could have been included because it would have taken more time and comics contain much more details that cannot all be covered.

An example of what was not included in the film but may have been different, is that The Avengers were created by Nick Fury, the leader of SHIELD (Strategic Homeland And Intervention Logistics Division).

But in cartoons such as The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers were rather suggested by Nick Fury but initiated by Iron Man as it worked as it’s own branch without dealing with the corruption of SHIELD.

When The Avengers film was released in 2012, it made millions worldwide and went beyond most people’s expectations.

In the present day, there are rumours that a second Avengers film will be coming out in 2015 but featuring the villain known as Ultron. This part is a spoiler so if you don’t want to know, please do not look beyond this point.

Ultron was initially a robot created by Iron Man and the Ant Man. But problems arose as Ultron became corrupted and instead of being the prison guard he was created to be, he became one of the biggest threats to the Avengers lives.

But with the nature of the film, it is not likely that producers will stick to the comics as the story of the new Avengers takes place in a doomed future where Ultron kills the Avengers and the task to destroy the villain was set out by their children.

Many rumours have already been brought to light and the day when the second film releases is coming closer by each passing day. But whether or not the film will be great is unclear, and only time will tell what is in store for Marvel fans.

Rating: 9/10

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Kamal Mansha

- Film Editor at the Yorkshire Standard. Have a keen eye for films and television. Visit my YouTube channel here.

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