The Avengers (2012)
Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.(Samuel L. Jackson) puts together a superheroes version of "The Dream Team" called
The Avengers Initiative.
Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo),Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Captain America (Chris Evans) to help save the Earth from Thor's evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his band of assailants. Directed by Joss Whedon.
The Avengers lives up to the hype and then some. By sticking close to the comic book series' canon, the film gives you a feeling what is to be expected from scene to scene yet still explodes off the screen.
Well casted and multi-character driven, the storyline and plot is more than solid.
Marvel has firmly taken this film to the level that we previously expected from the X-Men franchise in only one installment.
Check it out, in 3-D... The Avengers is a can't miss summer blockbuster!
The X-Men (2000)
Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Cyclops (James Marsden), Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), Storm (Halle Berry), Iceman (Shawn Ashmore) and, Rogue (Anna Paquin), form a ensemble of unrivaled and superiorly-dominant mutants.
Unfortunately, man-kind neither appreciates nor understands their gifts and yern for them to be eradicated to the point of extinction.
Under the patronage of their mentor, Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), the X-Men fight to be part of a world where humans and mutants can live in peace and harmony.
They must also battle a littany of radical mutants lead by Magneto (Ian McKellen) with objective of decimating the human race for their cruelty. Directed by Brian Singer.
In comparison to the superhero flicks of today, X-Men is a bit less action packed but don't get it twisted. This film is 12-years-old but still packs a punch.
Check it out on Blu-ray, cable, Netflix or Amazon.