Just over a week over ago, my universitys Student Union fulfilled the dreams of pretty much every Marvel nerd on campus by showing a thirteen hour marathon of Marvel films culminating in a screening of The Avengers. A few people I know showed sheer dedication by sticking around for all six films but I wimped out and only showed up for the last two: Captain America and The Avengers. The Avengers was one of quite a few films that I didnt get round to seeing this summer so I never really got the hype surrounding it. But when I watched it, I was completely blown away. So, as a mark of my newfound respect for The Avengers, here are what I consider to be its eight best moments...
8. Hulk vs Loki
In this scene, Lokis ego gets the better of him as he tries to shout down the Hulk. Obviously, it doesnt work and the Hulk tosses him round like rag doll with no effort whatsoever. The look on Lokis face as well as his feeble little whimper after being beaten, and the Hulk muttering puny God is an excellent finish. Its just a shame that this is Lokis defeat even though its a scene thats mainly played for laughs, and that he was previously showed as such a consummate villain. Nevertheless, its still an excellent scene. http://youtu.be/z4gN_yc_7ug
7. The Avengers Assemble
The scene where the Avengers have gathered onboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier for the first time is an excellent scene for character development. Its largely played for laughs with Iron Man getting all of the best gags but the others get a few decent quips in. Other than that, its the scene that first gathers everyone together and exploits the clash of both personalities and backgrounds for drama as well as comedy. If I had to criticise it, Id say it was a little slow story-wise but the jokes are good enough and the dialogue has enough pace to keep it from being boring.