The Avengers (titled Avengers Assemble in some countries) is a 2012 American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures1, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast, which includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, and Samuel L. Jackson. In The Avengers, Nick Fury, director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D., recruits Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, and Captain America to form a team. The group must stop Thor's brother Loki from destroying Earth.
Development of The Avengers began when Marvel Studios received a grant from Merrill Lynch in April 2005. After the success of the film Iron Man in May 2008, Marvel announced that The Avengers would be released in July 2011. With the signing of Scarlett Johansson in March 2009, the film was pushed back for a 2012 release. Whedon was brought on board in April 2010 and rewrote the screenplay that was originally written by Zak Penn. Production began in April 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio in August 2011 and New York City in September 2011. The film was converted to 3D in post-production.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) arrives at a remote S.H.I.E.L.D. facility during an evacuation. The Tesseract, an energy source of unknown potential, is activating itself, and it opens a portal through space, delivering the exiled Norse god Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to Earth. Loki takes the Tesseract, and uses his abilities to take control of the minds of S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel, including Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) and Agent Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), to aid him.
In response to the attack, Fury re-activates the Avengers Initiative. Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johannson) is sent to India to find and recruit Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), while Philip Coulson (Clark Gregg), approaches Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and requests that he review Dr. Selvig’s research. Fury himself approaches Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) with an assignment to retrieve the Tesseract from Loki. During his exile, Loki encountered the Chitauri, an alien race seeking to conquer the galaxy. In exchange for the Tesseract, the Chitauri agree to help Loki subjugate Earth.
Rogers and Stark locate Loki in Germany, where he recovers iridium needed to stabilise the Tesseract’s power and demands that the people of the city kneel before him. Loki quickly surrenders and is escorted back to a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier before they are intercepted by Thor. Thor attempts to force his brother into giving up the location of the Tesseract, but he, Stark and Rogers fight over how to proceed. Loki is taken to the helicarrier and placed in a cell designed to hold the Hulk.
The Avengers are divided, both over how to approach Loki and by the revelation that S.H.I.E.L.D. intends to harness the Tesseract’s power to develop weapons. Fury admits that the events in New Mexico a year before made S.H.I.E.L.D. aware of other races on other worlds, some of which may see Earth as an easy target. The decision was made to produce weapons with the Tesseract as a means of deterrence. As the team argue, Barton and Loki’s possessed agents attack the helicarrier, disabling its engines in flight. As Stark and Rogers attempt to restart the damaged engines, Thor tries to prevent Banner from being overpowered by the Hulk and destroying the ship from inside. While fighting Barton, Romanoff discovers that a blow to the head — powerful enough to knock him unconscious — is enough to break Loki’s control over Barton’s mind. By the end of the battle, Loki escapes, both Thor and Banner have been ejected from the ship and Coulson is killed.
Fury uses Coulson’s death to motivate the Avengers into working as a team. Stark and Rogers realise that simply defeating them will not be enough for Loki; he needs to overpower them in a very public way so as to validate himself as ruler of Earth. Using a device built by Selvig, he opens a portal to the Chitauri home world over Manhattan, summoning a Chitauri invasion.
The Avengers rally together in defense of New York, but quickly come to the conclusion that they will be overwhelmed as wave after wave of Chitauri descend upon Earth. With help from the reformed Barton, Rogers and Thor evacuate civilians while Banner lets the Hulk take over his mind and goes after Loki, beating him into submission. Romanoff makes her way to the portal. She hits Selvig over the head, freeing him of Loki’s control, and Selvig admits that Loki’s staff can be used to shut down the portal.
Meanwhile, the directors override Fury and send a jet that fires a nuclear missile at Manhattan to end the invasion. Iron Man intercepts the missile and directs it at the portal and the Chitauri home world before running out of oxygen and plummeting back to Earth, where he is caught by the Hulk. Thor escorts Loki and the Tesseract back to Asgard, while Fury notes that the Avengers will go their separate ways until such time as a new world-threatening menace emerges.
In a post-credits scene, the Chitauri leader gives his opinion of the futility of attacking Earth to his master.
sebuah movie wajib tonton tahun ni. jalan cerita yang menakjubkan dan of coz la hero yang menang. permulaan yang lain dari yang. apabila bumi diserang dan kematian demi kematian manusia membuatkan hero-hero ini kembali bargabung menentang kejahatan makhluk asing. pada aku cerita ini diluar jangkaan. bukan seperti cerita2 biasa, unsur2 jokes wujud disetiap adegan2 suspens. kelakar apabila menyaksikan the hulk naik moto 'kapcai' ketika datang menentang musuh dan ketika dia membelasah LOKI serta aksi nakalnya membuli THOR. menariknya tidak wujud adegan2 lucah seperti yang dijangkakan oleh pengkritik filem. effect dan mutu lakonan memang tak dapat disangkalkan lagi. adegan2 aksi ternyata berjaya membuat penonton terpegun. jalan cerita yang tidak meleret membuatkan penonton ternanti2 apa akan berlaku seterusnya. cerita ini juga menyedarkan kita erti kerjasama dalam pasukan. bayangkan hanya terdapat 2 orang sahaja manusia biasa yang turut serta melawan makhluk2 asing ini by hand and brain. ape pun what a perfect movie. 5 bintang penuh untuk film ini.