The Avengers (2012) is one of the recently released movies by the Disney, Marvel Studios, and Paramount Pictures. It is considered a very successful movie and it is loved by people of all ages and gender. Directed by Joss Whedon, this superhero movie is under the genre of action, with themes like heroic missions, heroes, aliens, and prized objects. The plot of the Avengers is simple. It is started with an unexpected enemy suddenly appearing and threatening the safety and security of the world. Then appeared Nick Fury played by Samuel L. Jackson, he was the Director of the International Peacekeeping Agency called S.H.I.E.L.D. In their office, a very important item was stolen by one of the powerful beings, to retrieve this item and to promote global safety, Fury had to assemble the existing superheroes and ask them to work together. These superheroes are iconic Marvel superheroes Captain America, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, and Blackwidow.The Avengers is starred by well known actors like Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Stellan Skarsgard, Clark Gregg, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Comble Smulders, and more.
The movie revolved around the attempt of the Avengers team to get back the Tesseract and to stop the invasion of aliens brought to earth by a delusional deity, Loki. The Tesseract is a very powerful energy source that has powers unknown to many. Loki then used the Tesseract to open a portal into the universe so his army of Chitauri can invade the earth, therefore making humans his slaves. Moreover, with the use of his powers, Loki also enslaved other people working for the S.H.I.E.L.D. like Dr. Erik Selvig, Clint Barton, Hawkeye, and other agents. To fight for the safety of the earth Nick Fury sent out other agents to help him get the Avengers back together. All of the superheroes agreed, however there were some doubts and misunderstandings that need to be fixed first among the superheroes themselves and the superheroes against the secrets of S.H.I.E.L.D. In line with their mission, another deity, Thor, decided to work with the Avengers to bring his younger brother Loki back to their home and to cast judgement upon the actions of the bitter young god.
The main characters of the Avengers were its team of superheroes mentioned. Each of them has their own story and past. Iron Man also known as Tony Stark is a genius billionaire who wears a mechanical armor suit, Captain America also known as Steve Rogers was a world war II veteran hero that was trapped in ice for so many years and was then discovered, the Hulk also known as Dr. Bruce Banner was a genius scientist exposed in gamma radiation who transforms into a green monster when enraged, Thor as the prince of Asgard and a friend to humanity, Natasha Romanoff also known as Black Widow a former Russian spy working for the S.H.I.E.L.D., and Clint Barton also known as Hawkeye who has a romantic relationship with Black Widow and is a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent that uses a bow and arrow, he is known as the “World’s Greatest Markman” in the comics. These team of superhero converged to protect the earth from the plans of Loki, the brother of Thor. He is often compared with the other delusional autocrats in history and like all of them, Loki wanted the human race and all the other beings to worship him. Other characters who remain present on the movie consistently from their first appearances in prior Marvel movies were Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Jasper Sitwell (Maximiliano Hernandez), and the voice of Jarvis (Paul Bettany).
Some of the awards and recognition the Avengers got are from the Teen Choice Awards as winners for the Choice Summer Movie (Action) and Choice Summer Movie Star (Male) with Chris Hemsworth. While its nominations from the same Teen Choice Awards were:
- Choice Movie (Sci-Fi/Fantasy)
- Choice Movie Scene Stealer (Male) with Chris Evans
- Choice Summer Movie Star (Female) with Scarlett Johansson
- Choice Summer Movie Star (Male) with Robert Downey Jr.
- Choice Movie Actor (Sci-Fi/Fantasy) with Chris Hemsworth and Robery Downey Jr.
- Choice Movie Actress (Sci-Fi/Fantasy) with Scarlett Johansson
- Choice Movie Hissy Fit with Mark Ruffalo
- Choice Movie Villain with Tom Hiddleston
In Holywood Awards, the Avengers also won the visual effects category, it was received by Jeff WHite. The story was based on The Avengers written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. In the movie version, the screenplay was written by Joss Whedon and cinematography was by Seamus McGarvey. The Avengers started production in April 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and it was then transferred to Cleveland, Ohio (August) and New York City (September). The movie received various reviews and criticisms. During its released, it is considered the third highest-grossing film of all time. Its sequel was said to be released in May 1, 2015. It would still be written and directed by Joss Whedon.
The Avengers had a budget of $220 million and grossed a box office of $1,511,757,910. It is produced by Kevin Feige of the United States, the movie is in English, and it ran for 143 minutes. World premiere of the Avengers was April 11, 2012 while it was released in the theaters in May 4, 2012. Months after, the Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released to the public copies of the movie in various formats like digital download, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and DVD. There were also several video games developed based on the Avengers movie. The game was designed as a first-person shooter/brawler character that is a part of the storyline. Released by THQ together with THQ Studios Australia for consoles and Blue Tongue Entertainment for PCs, the Avengers video game can be played in Xbox 360, Wii U, Playstation 3, and Microsoft Windows. However, when its publisher the THQ closed down their studios, the development of the game was cancelled and the intellectual property rights of the game went back to Marvel. In May 2012, another company attempted to launch another game inspired by the movie. Released by Ubisoft and Marvel Entertainment, the motion-controlled game is called “Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth” and it is available for Xbox 360 Kinect and Wii U. News about a mobile game called “Avengers Initiative” also circulated. It was said to be a four-chapter game focusing on each character as the story progresses, the characters were Hulk, Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man.