Marvel’s the Avengers
Director: Joss Whedon
Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson
When Loki steals Tesseract, an unstable energy source, and threatens to destroy the world, his brother Thor joins forces with Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye to form a team of superheroes. This is one of the key releases in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but sadly not one of the best ones. Joss Whedon seems like the perfect choice to helm a fanboy’s wet dream, but his trademark wit and humour are largely absent in this remarkably average action adventure. He does, however, allow all the team members to have their moment in the spotlight. The CGI-heavy climactic battle is bombastic but underwhelming. The team reassembles in Avengers: Age of Ultron.