Monday, October 01, 2012

DVD: Marvel Avengers Assemble

DVD - Avengers Assemble

two star 

I was looking forward to watching this DVD – Marvel Avengers Assemble. It’s been on my wish-list since I missed it first time around at the cinema.

I’d already seen ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Thor’ and they were pretty good, so a film with both of them in, was going to be great wasn’t it? …wasn’t it?

Err, no, actually! Even the title annoyed me – it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue does it.

I’m not sure why I was so disappointed – it had a good cast (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth) and Joss Whedon directed the production (given his track record, it was guaranteed to be a sure-fire winner). So these ingredients should have produced an unforgettable movie.

So, what went wrong? Well, where do I start? Crap title; no chemistry between any of the actors; cliché-ridden script (it should have been made from cheese!); casting a Brit Рpredictably - as the bad-guy; and finally, the American over reliance on an excess of noise, gun-fights, car chases and explosions to wow the audience (zzzzzz!)

OK, the special effects were out-of-this-world, but the all-over-the-place plot combined with the predictable ‘good-ol-American-super-heroes-save-the-day’ theme was just irritating. I don’t think I’ve ever fallen asleep during an action movie before – today was a first!!

It’s so unusual for me NOT to enjoy this sort of film, I thought I’d check the reviews on Amazon. Oooo err missus, it’s clear I must have been watching a different film altogether, as the comments about it were all excellent (although it did attract a lot of criticism because the UK Blu-ray release has no DVD extras!) 

Purrlease, don’t make a sequel!! This is definitely one for the Marvel fan-boys only!!