So Kristin and I had the chance to catch a 3D advanced screening of Marvel’s The Avengers. It will be in theaters for all to see on May 4th.
The Avengers picked a great cast and to be honest this is the best action/super hero movie I have ever seen. The special effects are perfectly amazing. I am a huge fan of special effects, but I get a little disappointed when I can visually tell when the effects are generated which can be seen by the rendering or speed of the special effect, and The Avengers had none. The 3D effect was not over whelming and helped to make the whole flick just come to life. This 3D film is projected on the big screen by a Sony 4K Digital projector which makes the film ever more awesome. The picture was so clear that it was like watching the film in real life, but it was on a huge screen. With the superb FX, extremely clear picture, and 3D, and a great storyline, to us The Avengers is a must see.
Like I said, I am a action and super heroes movie fan. Kristin on the other hand, enjoys them, but even she agreed this was an awesome movie. She especially liked the Iron Man movies, so she enjoyed see Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man. Iron man was back as a successful entrepreneur who has everything going for him and does a lot to help The Avengers stop Loki (Tom Hiddleston) from using an alien power cube called the tesseract to open a portal from deep space allowing his hoards of minions to help Loki take over the Earth. Loki possesses Clint Barton / Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) for muscle and Selvig (Stellan Skarsgrd) for the brains to build the reactor needed to open the other dimensional portal.
But Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) of S.H.I.E.L.D along with spy Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) unite The Avengers to save planet Earth. The begin assembling the team by getting Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Chris Evans) who had been frozen for some decades and Bruce Banner / The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) who was living in India stress-free of course. Thor comes into the picture to save Loki from S.H.I.E.L.D. but then comes to find out that Loki has other intentions to destroy humans, and Thor is more a champion for humans, a positive example of a Godly figure. Together The Avengers join forces to save planet earth and the Human race from enslavement.
There is not much more to add, because it is something you will have to see for yourself. Even if you’re not a comic fan, it’s a great action movie and story plus the visuals are top notch.
A little background on Sony 4K is that it is not your standard 2K, or 2048 x 1080 pixels. Sony 4K is 4096 x 2160 pixels, and absolutely amazing, colors so vibrant, details so sharp, just flat-out lifelike. I am not sure I have seen a big screen film projected in Sony 4K, maybe I have, but The Avengers took full advantage of the flawless picture that 4K can produce. And matched with the film being 3D, its was perfect. A listing of 4K equipped theaters can be found on their site.