Main Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Reiner, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston
Review Date: May 2016
Last watched: March 2016
Format Watched: TV
Groups of stars in one film are a bad mix for most Hollywood outings. Too many egos and need-for-the-best-lines. AA doesn’t seem to suffer from that stuff and plays nicely as a group of comic book characters rather than a huff of actors.
Must be the writing that kept them all in reign as the stars here are feckin’ massive! Could be the director though as I hear they are the ones that keep everyone in line. Perhaps it’s the producer who, I think, is responsible for talking to the actors in the first place and laying down the rules.
Whatever the reason, this film rocks – if you’re in to these scifi comic-book style blockbusters that is. It’s not what you might call a classic of the sci-fi genre. There’s no innovation except to bring to life a comic universe with gusto and humour, something that we are getting so blasé about expecting these days. Having said that, the ending is too distructive for me and could have been better handled without the nonchalant disregard for ordinary people. Why above a city?? Why not add the desperation of heading towards one instead?
Anyway, production values are extremely high, effects are not un-believable but the opposite – VERY believable. It’s not so much as where they are but accepting that everyone is who and what they are shown as. Really well made, as you would expect from this budget, cast, crew, franchise.
Acting doesn’t really come in to it but for what they need to do, everyone does a really good job.
Fun for everyone, would be good if the ending had been better planned.
Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Yes. Want in a box set though.
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?