Marvel fans waited years for The Avengers to arrive. Thankfully, when it did, it exploded world wide and became one of the most successful movies in history. Joss Whedon brought the Marvel Universe together brilliantly in a movie that entertained millions. The Avengers was a FUN movie to experience.
Movies events like The Avengers don’t come along very often and it’ll be interesting to see where The Marvel Universe takes us next. If Iron Man 3 is any indication, we’re heading into darker territory which is fantastic. I can’t wait to see what Thanos will unleash upon Marvel’s heroes in a few years. Bring on Phase Two.
XTRA | The Avengers Review
Here are the top 10 moments from Marvel’s The Avengers:
“That man is playing Galaga.”
I can’t imagine the amount of trouble someone would be in if they played Galaga in the Pentagon during an Alien invasion. S.H.E.I.L.D is a pretty lenient organization.
9. THE VINTAGE SET
Apparently you’re able to buy the vintage set? Not sure how collectable and/or cool they would be featuring Chris Evans but an old school comic book Steve Rogers set would be cool.
8. 10 BUCKS SAYS YOU’RE WRONG
I think this moment was meant for audiences. Many people thought they wouldn’t pull off a movie of this magnitude. By the time The Avengers ended, we were all happy we spent the 10 bucks.
7. THOR HAMMERS HULK
So Thor nails Hulk with his hammer… I’m a big fan of the frustration Hulk feels when he can’t pick up Mjolnir. Puny hammer.
These poor shop owners are busy sweeping up debris when 6 people come in.
“You guys are open right?”
10 bucks says Thor didn’t have any Earth cash and owes Tony lunch.
It’s amazing how a tiny glimpse of Thanos sets the stage for Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy & The Avengers 2. We don’t know what it means yet but Marvel has hit their stride. Phase Two is going to be pretty special.
4. HULK SUCKER PUNCHES THOR
I saw The Avengers 3 times in theaters and this moment was a crowd favorite every single time.
3. THE LONG SHOT
My favorite shot of the movie. It’s long and it’s full of incredible and continuous action. Two moments really stand out during the shot:
- Captain America reflects Iron Man’s blaster off his shield.
- Hulk & Thor team up to hammer an electrified sky snake scale into it’s face.
2. THE PARTY
An incredible moment. Who would have thought Marvel could bring these franchises together? Seeing all the heroes together ready to take on an army gave me chills and still does. What an epic cinematic moment.
1. PUNY GOD
The Party could (and probably should) be the number one moment but there are a few reasons why I picked this particular moment. First, it’s hilarious. Second, how long have we waited to see Hulk really go to town and smash things. The Incredible Hulk did an admirable job but this is clearly THE Hulk we’ve all been waiting to see. He picks up a God and proceeds to slam the crap out of him right in the middle of a monologue.
I hope we get another standalone Hulk movie someday. It’s been hinted that Phase Three might feature a Hulk movie. For now we have moments like these to watch as we await The Avengers 2.