When I caught a glimpse of the first teaser trailer that was posted on YouTube, I screamed. And not just some small, girly scream. It was a loud shriek that left me with a hoarse voice for a few days. My parents rushed into my room, expecting to see me in pain or agony, but instead they found me hugging my computer while whispering, “I love you” to the screen. They thought I was mentally insane, but I didn’t care. Because if I were to hold all that excitement in, I’m pretty sure I would have exploded. I memorized the release date of the movie. May 1st. May 1st. May 1st. When it finally released, I almost bit my tongue because of how happy I was. I bought a ticket with my sister and two other friends, and I made sure that we went to the movie theater an hour early to get the good seats. And when the movie started, I cried. I actually cried. Tears were streaming down my face and I was laughing in pure glee. I know I probably sound like a maniac right now, but I have waited for this movie for too long.
I don’t know how I’m going to possibly cram all my emotions into one review, but I’ll try. The movie was AMAZING. Utterly, absolutely amazing. The characters were portrayed beautifully, and the plot followed the exact path it would have taken if all the Avengers were faced with the same circumstances. Iron Man was still an arrogant, witty guy with a secretly good heart. Captain America was still the do-gooder Mr. Perfect. Black Widow was still the badass, sexy but skilled assassin. Bruce Banner was still the awkward, brave geek. Thor was still the noble god. Hawkeye was still the brave, parental figure. If anything, the characters were enhanced by the movie. We were allowed to see a glimpse into their pasts and their secrets, which helped us learn them a lot better and become more attached to them, if that was possible. It was nice to get to know how the Black Widow came to be part of the Avengers, since her past was always a mystery. I loved seeing Hawkeye’s normal self, because his life was also in the shadows of the bigger plot in the first Avengers movie. However, I didn’t understand why the whole romance between Hawkeye and Natasha was created in the first movie if they were simply going to abandon it in the second one. (I won’t delve too far into this matter, to ensure that no spoilers are revealed). Overall though, knowing the Avengers’ “secret identities” helps me understand them more not as heroes, but as people.
However, I was very happy to note that the didn’t forget about the minor characters in the Marvel Franchise, like the War Machine (Don Cheadle) from Iron Man 3, and The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We caught glimpses of them throughout the movie, and they played main roles during the battle scenes. I also couldn’t help but like the new characters introduced in this movie. As you all can tell from watching the trailers, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were new additions to this cast. They were confusing characters, but I learned to love them as the movie progressed. I held a very strong attachment to Quicksilver, because I understood him. They made the characters so relatable, even more so to me since I am a twin like he is. I felt his need to protect his sister to the last breath, and I understood his feelings of hopelessness when he realized that his sister will always be hurt somehow and he could do nothing to stop it. I felt for him, and I loved him more than I loved all the other amazing characters. That’s why this movie was such an emotional rollercoaster for me (if you watched the movie and understand what I’m hinting at and trying to say, comment down below).
I try not to let my inner teenage girl come out in posts like this, but ALL OF THE ACTORS WERE SO ATTRACTIVE. It should be illegal to put these many beautiful people into one movie, because my brain almost couldn’t take it. I mean, look at them:
The plot was twisted, unexpected, brilliant, action-packed, and everything I thought it would be. I will not spoil anything yet, since the movie has only been out for a couple of days, but expect a full rant with major spoilers after a few weeks. I reckon that gives you enough time to watch this must see. But I warn you, it is not an easy, light-watch movie. It is one that exhausted me mentally, and I’ll likely have to take a week off before I rewatch it. However, I will rewatch it, regardless of how expensive it is to watch something in the theaters twice. I hope that gives you enough insight into how amazing this movie is. If that still isn’t enough for you, I hope this at least pushes you to go see it on the big screen ASAP:
I hope you enjoyed this review, because I poured my heart and emotions into it (well, as much as I could without giving anything away). I will be posting two challenges/tags very soon, along with a book review. Until then, au revoir!