Re-viewed: The Avengers (2012)
When I had seen this for the first time in 2012, I saw it on DVD after it left theatres and remember loving it. It was revolutionary, and I had rewatched it many times in the days after. Since then, the movie has gained "masterpiece" status. And upon rewatching it I expected to love it just as much or even more.
And I must say that it doesn't quite hold up as good as before. The Avengers has been praised for its three-phase structure of The Assembly, The Helicarrier and then the Battle of New York, but while it's structured really well and isn't messy at any moments, I just found it really uninteresting at times. And that's due to really, it's bland visuals. It feels so drained of any colour and is filled with so many New York building greys. And as it's a two and a half hour action movie, it can be hard to be invested at times. The action isn't anything that has you at the edge of your seat as it all seems to flow much too well and therefore becomes almost as bland as a Transformers movie.
But, I didn't hate it. Loki was an interesting villain. He has character, and Tom Hiddleston really puts in that energy into the role. There are some nice stirring character interactions, especially in the helicarrier argument which is really its best scene, as it shows every character at their boiling point right before things hit the fan.
Overall, I was disappointed with The Avengers on the rewatch, but it makes me happy to see how the MCU has improved, especially on their visuals. 2017 showed that they can have some incredible and colourful visuals, and I'm still undoubtedly excited for Infinity War coming out this week. - 11 minutes ago