The summer movie season starts early, and this could be the biggest movie of the year. It is one of the most entertaining comic book blockbusters ever made: Marvel's The Avengers.
You’ve met most of these characters before. Iron Man is Robert Downey Jr. Captain America is Chris Evans. Thor is Chris Hemsworth. The Hulk is Mark Ruffalo.
Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury assembles the team to stop a diabolical bad guy who, you guessed it, wants to rule the world. But they spend nearly as much time battling one another as they do battling evil.
What's great about this film is the sense of humor it shows without disrespecting the characters or the fans who have been waiting forever for this superhero mash-up.
All the main characters get plenty of screen time, plus we get to meet such new ones as Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye.
The film is available in 3D and is effective every now and then. But the CGI-based special effects overall are amazing.
There are more laugh-out-loud moments in this movie than most pure comedies. This one is a winner.
The flick-o-meter gives The Avengers five out of five.
You can catch The Avengers at Movies 278 in Hiram at 7:05 and 10:10 p.m. for 2D, and 5:25, 6:20, 7:30, 8:40, 9:30 and 10:45 p.m. for 3D.
And before or after you go to see this five-outta-five movie, you can go to a restaurant that's rated five-outta-five in our directory: Moe's Southwest Grill on Dallas Highway. Today, for Cinco de Mayo, the first 100 customers get a free T-shirt!