Six heroes, one movie


On the weekend of May 4, comic book fans around the world broke opening weekend movie records for Marvel’s The Avengers and experienced the thrill of saving the world with iconic superheroes. The movie is based on The Avengers comic book first published in 1963 and stars Robert Downey, Jr. Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson among other popular actors.

Kathy Ochoa, Writer

For many comic book readers The Avengers, released May 4, is a must see movie combining viewers’ favorite heroes. Known for their battle cry “Avengers assemble!” these heroes have finally made it to the big screen together. Many famous actors take the role of these heroes, including Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Chris Evans as Captain America. The movie made $207.4 million in the box office opening weekend, and releasing the start of summer movies.

“The movie went over my expectations”, freshmen Yolanda Gutierrez said, it was  “Amazing, exciting, and action-packed.”

The movie starts when a scientists experiment goes wrong and frees Loki. He right away starts an army to help him get his hands on the tesseract, an unlimited energy source. This source helped Loki control the minds of Dr. Erik Selvig and agent Clint Barton, better known as Hawkeye, to escape. In response to the attack, Fury the guy behind the Avengers, comes up with an idea to unite the heroes of Earth all together to help fight this battle, forming as the Avengers.

“My favorite part of the movie had to be when all the heroes came out all together,” sophomore Alynn Villata said.

With different heroes come different perspectives towards how to win the fight and what is right and wrong. During the movie many arguments were made between the heroes including Thor and Captain America.

The movie ended when the Avengers go to battle with Lokie. Using the tesseract, Lokie opens a portal summoning a Chitauri invasion. Fury used Coulsons’ death as motivation for the Avengers to work together. The Avengers quickly spring into actions to save the city of New York, but soon realize they did not have a chance unless they could find a way to close the portal. They soon make a plan to split up and hold off the villains. Romanoff soon makes her way towards the portal and frees Dr.Selvig and reveals that’s Lokie’s own army is the key to close the portal. Ending the movie Fury noted that the Avengers would go their own way until another threat to the world would occur.

“I couldn’t believe that The Avengers made more money then Harry Potter Deathly Hallows,” freshmen Brittney Ruelas said.

The Avengers set a new record beating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2. Many comic book lovers didn’t expect the movie to stick to the books so well and have such success. Director Joss Whedon sure proved them wrong.