The Avengers through a Critical Lense

The movie Avengers is viewed to many as simply a story of different heroes getting called together to fight a villain. As simple as this sounds, the plot is actually complex revealing many hidden meanings when dissected through various lenses. If one were to criticize the film through a philosophical lenses, it is possible to see which morals each character has and to what extent they are willing to defend those morals. For example, Captain America will always put himself behind those who are in need due to the fact that he feels the burden of falling into a deep sleep and kissing his lover constantly.

By bringing each unique hero out of his or her own world to unite together, each individual in some way shares the responsibilities of the others. When thrown in with others to work together, the natural competitiveness of humans is elicited. When brought to show who his or own personality and strengths are, each character is able to find his or herself. The Avengers is viewed completely through the sides good versus evil. However, this is solely through the eyes of the outer skin of the film.Loki is viewed as the villain because of how he comes to take and change the Earth. It is commonly assumed that he is doing this out of hatred with pure evil intentions. However, he could simply be coming to make changes for the better from the so called “heroes”.

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Who decides what is right and what is wrong? What is considered to be “for the best”? Humans could be the true wrong-doers. Loki could be coming to eliminate the evil on the planet. These united “heroes” could simply be a united team of villains working together killing off the “good guys”.Humans and heroes could actually the evil side fighting off those who are coming to save them. The Black Widow in the film displays how women have overcome sexist discrimination in means of being in control but are still viewed to others as weak. In one of the opening scenes of the movie, she is chained to a chair surrounded by about four men, each of which assume she is “simply another pretty face” as the leader describes on the phone.

Of course, assuming the role of the hero that she is known to be, she manages to overtake these men and escape in a matter of seconds.Back at the unit where each mission is controlled, all research is conducted, the heroes stay and where everything goes down, the Black Widow shows how women have overcome being considered a minority due to the amount of control she has. Her actions of being in charge display female empowerment. Not only does she have a great amount of power over all these people but she also displays more strength than the men heroes in that she does not need weapons to be considered so powerful. Each of the men has a specific ability or weapon to aid them whereas she needs none.

Each hero in this film comes from a different “world” which could be seen through a Marxism lenses as different classes coming together. “The Hulk” came from a place of poverty, Thro came from where the Gods live, Iron Man came from wealth and so on. When all these classes unite it, at first, clashes with both Judgment and different and put each of their strengths together to become stronger than anyone could have ever imagined. At first these “classes” clashed because they were so different. As said before, by overcoming differences they created a secure force that was unstoppable.