The Avengers was released in the summer of 2012 and quickly became a widely popular movie all around the world. It was one of the biggest movie crossovers that the world had seen at that time, bringing major characters together from three different franchises into one epic movie.
When Loki comes to Earth to wage war against its civilians, government agency S.H.I.E.L.D. scrambles to put together a response team to save the world from unprecedented and potentially catastrophic danger. The team is comprised of six remarkable people, who must come together in time to stop both Loki and the army he intends to bring.
On the team is Steve Rogers (Captain America), who finds himself adjusting to life in the modern world after his sacrifice at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger. Billionaire Tony Stark (Iron Man) is on it, as well as Thor, Bruce Banner (The Hulk), Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), and Clint Barton (Hawkeye). Agents Phil Coulson and Maria Hill assist the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury, in putting together the team. However, it’s only after a devastating defeat that the team is given the determination and more importantly, the conviction, to pull together in time for the upcoming battle.
There’s a lot to love about the Avengers, but there’s some parts that aren’t to love. Aside from some language, there are some things that are not the best. One of them is when Thor and Loki we repeatedly called “gods” throughout the movie. There’s violence in the Avengers, some pretty intense.
Captain America has the best response, though, when someone tells him that they’re gods. He says, “There’s only one God, and I don’t think he looks like that.”
Seeing an epic team-up of any sort is always really cool and always exciting because we love a triumphant story. A story where good wins over evil. And this is one of those stories. There’s parts in the Avengers that aren’t so great, and that’s disappointing.
Yet, there’s something to be said for the nobility of sacrifice. At the end of the movie, one of the Avengers is willing to lay down their life to save people, as are all of them. Putting others before oneself is always worth it, no matter the cost or magnitude. It might be as simple as doing a sibling’s chore when they’re sick. But when we sacrifice our time, or something that we value, that’s noble. When some people argue that we should look out for ourselves before everyone else, that’s when we’ve got our priorities wrong.
That last battle at the end and the promise that comes with it are so exciting because it’s heroes finally putting aside their differences to take down the villain for once and for all.
The Avengers is worth watching not because it’s perfect, but because you can learn from character flaws. For example, Tony Stark’s selfishness and arrogance can teach one selflessness and humility as he learns those very things over the course of the movie.
The battle between good and evil is on display here, and like all triumphant stories, good wins. There’s downsides in this movie; but despite that fact, there’s a lot to enjoy here.
The Avengers can be purchased right here. It’s a great movie about teaming up and working together through conflict to save the world!