The Avengers Movie Revew / Avengers Blu-Ray Release

The avengers really has just blown-up in the theaters, shattering box office records.  This movie has made insane amounts of money - as of press time it has made over one billion dollars worldwide - so I'm pretty sure any review I'll do won't speed up or stop anyone from going to this movie.

I as a rule of thumb generally expect any movie starring an ensemble of such high profile heroes to suck.  With so much star power packed into only one flick the idea of each character getting their fair share of screen time seems daunting, but they pulled it off.  Luckily, at least four of the characters making up this The Avengers are well known enough to warrant getting their own films before this film was even made.  Once each character is properly introduced the action moves in such a way that each person has their specific duty and purpose, allowing them their time to shine before cutting to the next character.  Even when not engaged in the action sequences their individual stories are presented to the audience carefully.  What’s more, this film doesn’t just leave off by setting up Avengers 2 (though it does that as well), it also sets up each character sequels.  No doubt sequels are on the way(Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and CaptainAmerica 2 have already been announced).  This type of care in the script and onscreen is an investment for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it works well.  These guys sure know how to make money.  This series hopefully has the potential to turn into some crazy shit.

Basically, I usually expect comic movies of this size to suck.  With the intricate characters the crazy science fiction/special effects that are possible with some of the storylines available in comic books I don't expect they can do it justice.  Luckily I'm wrong.  I suppose they just have to stay away from certain storylines.

I'm still waiting for someone to have the juice and the paper to pull out Galactus out!  He was sort of introduced in the Fantastic Four -maybe with a Silver Surfer solo movie in mind but, bring him out of the clouds!

The Avengers Blu-Ray

 Disney/Marvel look like they've plans to make major cash of this and it looks promising.

Also worth mentioning is that Marvel is planning on releasing something called The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App in July. You'll be able to download this onto your phone or tablet or whatnot and view exclusive content in the weeks leading up to the Avengers Blu-ray/DVD release. Marvel will be releasing new content to the app on a biweekly basis during July and August, then weekly once we hit September.

Regular DVD
-1 Disc (DVD)
-No features

Keep in mind, features in the Two Disk Blu-Ray/DVD Combo are in every release following:

Two disc Blu-Ray/DVD combo:

Release Date:
September 25, 2012
- “Assembling the Ultimate Team”
- “A Visual Journey” 

Deleted Scenes
- Alternate Opening - Maria Hill Interrogation
- Extended Scene - Loki & Barton Strategize
- Steve Rogers - Man Out of Time
- Nick Fury & World Security Council
- Extended Viaduct Fight - Raw Footage
- Fury & Hill Discuss the World Security Council
- Extended Scene - Banner and Security Guard
- Alternate Ending - Maria Hill Interrogation  

Other Features:
- Marvel One-Shot: Item 47
- Second screen
- Gag reel
- Soundgarden music video - “Live to Rise”

Marvel's The Avengers (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy + Digital Music Download)

Special Features

Complete Album Digital Download

1. "Live to Rise" Chris Cornell Soundgarden 4:40
2. "I'm Alive" Brent Smith, Eric Bass, Dave Bassett Shinedown 3:39
3. "Dirt and Roses" Tim McIlrath, Joe Principe, Brandon Barnes, Zach Blair Rise Against 3:14
4. "Even If I Could" Papa Roach, James Michael Papa Roach 3:16
5. "Unbroken" Andy Biersack, Jacob Pitts, Jeremy Ferguson, Blair Daly, Sean Beavan Black Veil Brides 3:27
6. "Breath" Scott Weiland, Doug Grean Scott Weiland 3:17
7. "Comeback" Mark Kasprzyk, Wally Gagel, Xandy Barry Redlight King 3:39
8. "Into the Blue" Gavin Rossdale Bush 4:15
9. "New Way to Bleed" (Photek Remix) Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo Evanescence 4:00
10. "Count Me Out" Franky Perez, Dave Kushner, Dave Warren, Scott Shriner, Joey CastilloPusherJones 4:37
11. "Wherever I Go" Josh Todd, Keith Nelson, Steve Dacanay Buckcherry 4:13
12. "From Out of Nowhere" (Faith No More cover) Billy Gould, Roddy Bottum Five Finger Death Punch 3:23
13. "Shake the Ground" Cherri Bomb, Adam Watts, Gannin Arnold, Andy Dodd Cherri Bomb 2:40
Those of you looking for the Super Duper version:

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One - Avengers Assembled (10-Disc Limited Edition Six-Movie Collector's Edition)  

This Limited Edition Collection Includes:
• Marvel’s The Avengers (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
• Captain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
• Thor (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
• Iron Man 2 (Blu-ray)
• The Incredible Hulk (Blu-ray)
• Iron Man (Blu-ray)
• Bonus Disc - “The Phase One Archives” (Blu-ray)
• Collectible packaging with exclusive memorabilia from the Marvel Cinematic Universe