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The Avengers (Movie-Review)

News4u-Entertainment Desk- courtesy toi-: Global catastrophe is round the corner. And the onus of saving citizens on Earth lies with Nick Fury. But how does he go about it? Time to chalk out a super plan. But then looks like it’ll take him something more super than just a plan….

Movie Review: What do you expect when six mighty super heroes - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk - ‘assemble’ together on the silver screen for one common purpose? Action unlimited. High voltage drama. Larger-than-life effects. Throw in some smart one liners (humorous, of course) and you maybe in for some push button video gaming fantasy.

Nick Fury ( Samuel L. Jackson), director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency, goes out of his way to save Planet Earth from impending doom, courtesy Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Loki, of course, is on the look out for the Tesseract, the cube that has all the power to swallow the planet… and get its inhabitants to bow before the evil one. That’s when Fury thinks the best way to save Planet Earth is by handing charge to the evergreen power personalities. And that’s precisely when Whedon creates an assembled six-in-one pack - The Avengers - to wage war on screen. Yes, the story is rather simple. But then with testosterone swelling and bullets whizzing here, there, everywhere, we don’t mind missing out on a breath-taking script.

The Avengers is not just your typical good versus evil kind of super hero flick. Here, before all scores are settled, it’s the good-versus-good hungama that keeps you glued to your seat. Blame it on the big egos of the superstars. After all, they are all super in their own rights, have never worked as a team to ward off evil… and never taken instructions from other super guys. Naturally then, fireworks and action cuts are bound to follow.

Cut to the performances. Robert Downey Jr’s Stark not just delivers his lines with panache in his typical ‘playboy’ avatar, he keeps the action going-literally - on screen. Chris Evans’ Captain America as always makes it on time just when you are about to give up on all that mess. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) comes across as the perfect brother who is torn between the right and the wrong amidst lightening power and battles. Black Widow’s ( Scarlett Johansson) mind games leave you simply asking for more. Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) is once again seen doing what he does best — play around with his bow and arrows. Finally, it’s Mark Ruffalo, first spotted in the bylanes of Kolkata, who gives you ample opportunity to clap when he turns into what he calls ‘the other guys’ (Hulk). Special mention: Tom Hiddleston who surprisingly stands tall as the bad guy in a group of otherwise good samaritans.

So here’s what you’ve got to do: Just settle down with your 3D glasses for some bang-bang stuff where special effects speak louder than guns and the super guys have nothing to fall back on, other than their muscles, reflexes and of course, their super powers….

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Robert Downey Jr honoured for versatile acting

News4u-News Desk-agencies-Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr has been presented with the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Renaissance Award for his versatility as an actor.

The ‘Iron Man’ star received the gong at a gala reception in Chicago on Saturday in recognition of his contribution to cinema, reported Contact music.

The organisation said they gave the 45-year-old actor the accolade because he is one of the “most respected and versatile actors of his generation.”

Reflecting on his career, Downey, who has a history of alcohol and drug addiction, pointed out ‘Tropic Thunder’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Iron Man’ as his favourite movies of his own.

“Those three movies are the most representative of my work. I’m just glad that I didn’t cheese out and phone in a performance on films that did so well,” said Downey.

The actor also admitted he has finally moved on from the addiction struggles that blighted his career between 1996 and 2003.

“I don’t really think about it much anymore. I used to think, ‘Everywhere I look, there are all of these issues. I need some dope,’ But having a gargantuan hangover is not a great feeling,” he said.

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‘Iron Man 2′ will surprise fans: Downey Jr

News4u-Entertainment Desk-agencies-Hollywood hunk Robert Downey Jr says ‘Iron Man’ sequel will surprise fans.

The 45-year-old actor, who plays Tony Stark and his alter-ego Iron Man in the movie, admits some viewers may be surprised by the storyline of the film.

“I’d always thought that we know Tony is a little nuts, so why don’t we play with the expectations about the kind of stuff he does?”, said Downey Jr.

Admitting that the success of the first movie meant less worry about what would work on screen with director Jon Favreau, Contactmusic reported.

‘Iron Man 2′, which also stars ScarlettJohansson, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L Jackson, will be released globally in late April and early May this year.

Hollywood hunk Robert Downey Jr

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