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The Best Scenes From The Avengers

Top 10 Thrilling 3D Moments in The Avengers

Avengers fans, rest assured, you have every reason to be excited for the film's release on Friday. The visual effects in The Avengers are absolutely stunning, and the 3D rendering draws you straight into the action.

With six superheroes to follow, the action scenes are diverse and gripping, with just the right amount of near-death drama to keep you on the edge of your seat. Explosions galore, flying contraptions, rad weaponry, and battles by air and by sea, there are plenty of jaw-dropping moments thanks to the mastery of Industrial Light & Magic's visual effects. Without giving away any pertinent plot details, here are 10 scenes that 3D and effects fans can look forward to.

  1. The massive security center that secures the tesseract cube implodes during a car chase. As tons of concrete rubble is sucked into the earth, its force nearly drags the cars down too.
  2. The whopping 1,500-foot fleet carrier S.H.I.E.L.D. base transforms into a flying space ship. Just when you think it can't get any cooler, its reflective panels engage, making it disappear.
  3. Thor and Iron Man (arguably the best-looking men on the team) duke it out in the woods, destroying a lot of trees in the meantime. I don't know what's more awesome: seeing Thor's thunderous strength match up against Iron Man's tech-savvy smarts, or the hilarious banter between the two.
  4. It's the moment everyone is anticipating: when will Hulk emerge from Dr. Banner? When Dr. Banner's anger hits a climax, it only takes a few heavy, unnerving breaths before the Hulk roars his way into his monstrous size.
  5. Trapped in a glass capsule, Thor clatters around violently as he plunges 30,000 feet into the Earth. The impact decimates the wilderness around him, yet Thor's quick recovery is glorious.

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  1. Tony Stark straps on two innocuous-looking metal bracelets. Little does Loki know that the bracelets are connected to Tony's Iron Man suit. When Tony free-falls hundreds of feet out of the Stark Tower, the Iron Man suit shoots out of his closet and latches onto Tony's body.
  2. The tesseract cube creates portals to distant galaxies, prompting a bright blue laser beam to sear a hole in the sky.
  3. The Chitari aliens engineer several flying reptiles that are about the size of New York City skyscrapers. These reptiles thrash their way through major avenues. However, the best battle scenes involve the Hulk, who has more anger and destructive determination than any old supernatural reptile.
  4. Hawkeye's arrows can take out just about anything. For one crucial shot, the camera follows an arrow as it flies from Hawkeye's bow toward Loki, who is darting across the sky in his flying chariot.
  5. Thor climbs atop the Chrysler Building like it's no big deal and transforms the pointed tip into a lightning rod. Take that, Chitari villains!

What scenes are you most excited for?

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

Anna-Monette-Roberts Anna-Monette-Roberts 5 years
 @Ethan2654592 I agree with you — the 3D didn't apply well on the non-action scenes. Thanks for your input!
Anna-Monette-Roberts Anna-Monette-Roberts 5 years
 @Kenny2654489 Thanks for that correction! You are right!
Ethan2654592 Ethan2654592 5 years
The movie is sheer brilliance, though I have to say that my ideal format in which to see it would be IMAX but *not* 3D (if that were possible, which apparently it isn't this time around).  Not that the scenes Anna mentions aren't very well done for the most part: it's just that the conversion is so inconsistently applied that it kept taking me out of the action instead of drawing me into it.  Marvel clearly spent a lot of time on smooth depth transitions for some shots, but other shots are made up of obvious and unrealistic-looking distinct planes, and still others (up to and including some huge CGI shots) have virtually no depth at all, and IMO more thought should have been given to which shots got which treatment.  For example: there's a conversation between Nick Fury and Captain America in which the shots of Jackson are lovingly rendered with full depth, while the shots of Evans are totally flat.  If the idea was to add weight visually to Fury's side of the argument, surely there are less jarring ways to do that!   But yeah, I'm nitpicking.  I'd say the key thing with this movie is not so much whether you see it in 3D, but whether you see it one time or ten.
Kenny2654489 Kenny2654489 5 years
I'm pretty sure it was the Chrysler building, not the Empire State building that Thor used as a lightning rod...
Darwin2654231 Darwin2654231 5 years
The Hulk trying to pick up Thor's hammer
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