Last Saturday, I watched the Avengers — and to say that it was awesome is an understatement.
Personally, I am not a fan of all the Avengers characters individually. As a matter of fact, I’ve only watched ‘Iron Man’ (BOO) out of all of them, so I really had no expectations of how the movie will pan out.
This no-expectation turned out to be a good thing, because I remember my humanities professor telling us before that the best way to watch a movie is to do so without any preconceptions or biases: because if it turns out good, then you’d enjoy it, but if not, no biggie because no expectations were there to begin with.
Anyway, the storyline was typical Hollywood-ish, but even if this were the case, I got glued to my seat for the 2 hours or so that I watched the movie.
It’s the usual thing: aliens threaten invasion, authorities seek the help of superheroes, at first the heroes quibble among themselves, then they realize that the survival of the planet rests upon them.
But what made Avengers entertaining was the very idea of numerous superheroes working together for the benefit of humanity. The idea is novel in itself, but if one really thinks about it, all superheroes are egotistical, and suspending this ego for a higher ideal is just a joy to watch. Of course, the sense of humor is also an endearing element of the movie, and in various parts of the movie, the laughed hilariously at the banter and witty exchanges.
In the end, it was just a joy to watch. One can leave his brain behind, and just be awed by the action sequences and the converging of humanity’s greatest heroes as they kick the arses of alien scum and prove to them that human beings are still in charge, thank you very much.