Avengers Review: Who was the MVP?
May 4, 2012 6 Comments
When Earth is threatened by evil god Loki and an army of aliens in search of the Cosmic Cube, Nick Fury and all of S.H.I.E.L.D. must implement the “Avengers Initiative” and bring together the world’s greatest superheroes (Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow) to fight together.
What we liked
The Avengers was easily the most exciting super hero movie made so far. How can you go wrong with six Super Hero’s in one movie?
Each character is given their own time to shine, and it was directed perfectly. There was non-stop action (more than any other Marvel film) as each Avenger has a go at one another before deciding to put their differences aside and take on the villains. The script was full of hilarious one-liners between the Avengers as they made fun of each other throughout the movie (most courtesy of Tony Stark). Just having all of these guys on the same screen at once was truly amazing to watch. Whedon’s Marvel mash-up is everything you could want it to be.
Fights to watch for:
- Thor vs Hulk
- Iron Man vs Thor
- Thor vs Captain America
- Hawkeye vs Black Widow
- Avengers vs Loki and army in NYC
What we didn’t like
I loved this movie so much that I honestly do not want to say anything negative about it, but I guess I can criticize a few things. Although Tom Hiddleston makes a spectacular devious villain in Thor’s brother Loki, I personally was not fond of the bad guy selection. He was a bit corny, and so was his army. The aliens that he controlled were very generic, and did not challenge the Avengers at all. In fact, the Avengers were not challenged at all by the enemy. The fights that they had between each other were more entertaining. The Super Hero’s were not tested at all (except one scene when Hulk takes a massive amount of machine gun fire from multiple alien aircraft fighters.)
I have a good feeling that our super heroes will be seeing a lot more of a challenge in the sequel when they face the Mad Titan who goes by the name of Thanos ( This was announced after the credits of The Avengers).
Who is the MVP of the Avengers?
Each member of the Avengers played a huge role in the team’s success, and there are good arguments for any of them being the Most Valuable Player.
Captain America was literally the captain of the team as he directed each hero during the final battle in NYC. One can argue that without him, the Avengers would not be able to work together (Samuel Jackson didn’t do a great job). The captain stopped the intense fight between Thor and Iron Man in the early scenes of the movie as well.
Thor was able to slow down his brother Loki as he tried to destroy Earth. They seemed to have respect for each other until Loki tried killing Thor. He is easily the strongest Avenger (next to Hulk) with his God-like powers.
Iron Man can simply be voted the MVP because he did save everyone at the end as he guided the nuclear missile up into space destroying Loki’s war ship. He is able to take the biggest beating out of any Avenger (next to Hulk) and is the most versatile. Power, speed, flying ability, wealth and equipment makes Mr. Stark a huge part of the team.
So, our pick for MVP goes to the Hulk!
Without the Hulk, the Avengers would have lost their battle with Loki. He single-handedly took out massive war ships from space and crushed aliens with his bare hands. Not to mention he saved Iron Man’s life as he fell lifelessly from space at the end of the movie.
Who do you believe played the biggest and most important role in the Avengers battle with Loki?