The phrase you can never have to much of a good thing, is not always applicable when it comes to comic book super heroes making the transition to the big screen.
The main case being Spiderman 3, where characters with egos and personalities bigger than the film itself were bunched together and expected to just work; of course know now that this wasn’t the case.
So we come to Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, which was given the mammoth task of keeping Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and The Incredible Hulk all happy. Astonishingly the feat is achieved as their histories take a back seat, as they face the possible destruction of earth by Thor’s evil brother Loki.
Recruited together by Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, they must put their personal feelings about one another a side and team up.
Whereas Transformers Dark of the Moon didn’t really work in 3D, Avengers Assemble really uses it to its advantages with some brilliant and breath taking action scenes.
Strap yourselves in though, clocking in at 2 hours and 20 minutes, Avengers takes us on the comic book fan’s dream with one of the greatest adaptations of all time.
Most pleasing is Bruce Banner’s Hulk is finally done justice on the big screen, after the disappointing ‘Hulk’ and the moderate ‘Incredible Hulk’ starring Edward Norton. When the big man gets angry he really runs the show.
Downey Jr’s Iron Man is as witty as ever,providing some comic relief; even in the desperate circumstances the Avengers find themselves in.
As we all know by now, with the film already securing the biggest US box office opening of all time ($170m in the first weekend), there will be a sequel, the hope is that it can carry on where this one left off.
The bar has been raised considerably for this summer’s blockbusters; over to you Dark Knight…..