Review by The Tracksounds Gang
It was a hulk-sized gamble that Marvel took. Producing five feature films which would eventually tie together into one massive, climatic show starring each of the heros of the five preceding films. It was unprecedented and certainly had some wondering if they, or anyone, could pull it off. Additionally, they put writer/director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Doll House) on the finale? Fans of Whedon certainly salivated at the idea of having their champion put in charge, but for those unfamiliar with his previous works, the final success of this great film experiment was dubious at best.
By now, most of us have seen the final results...and seen them more than once to boot. It seems that the seemingly unthinkable was pulled off as most found Joss Whedon’s blend of superhero-action, comedy, and comic-geek-considerations pleasing enough to give up some $888 million dollars worldwide. The film has been an undeniable success, but how much did the original score play in that success?
Prior the release, the question on every soundtrack-genius’ mind was just what lucky composer would be doing the original score. The speculation ran rampant for months and at last it was announced that ALAN SILVESTRI would be moving right from his work on CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, to THE AVENGERS. So did Silvestri deliver the superhero-like effort needed to help elevate THE AVENGERS into the realms of unreached musical heights? The Tracksounds team gang-tackles this question.