Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!
The Avengers, or as I'd like to call it 'How to go from a 36 year old to a 12 year old in 2.5 hours', is this generation's Star Wars. Or Back to the future. Or Indiana Jones. It doesn't matter, pick one, it's iconic.
This will not be a rational review. It never could have been as I am a silly comic book geek. Whether good or bad, it would simply be impossible for me to approach this film rationally. I am so happy that at the centre of this film lies a big, thunderously thumping heart.
Technically this film is practically perfect. There are so many unbelievably impressive set pieces you get to see, it is simply stunning.…
When Marvel announced they were going to set up their own film studio, not only making individual superhero movies but also set them in the same universe and using the solo outings as a way to build interest in a mega-collaboration with four of the biggest heroes in comic books, it seemed like an ambitious folly that was doomed to fail. When most of the solo films turned out to be merely decent the ambition seemed to be misplaced, even if the films were financial successes. However, my reservations were thankfully unfounded as not only have they managed to cleverly assemble (if you pardon the pun) the disparate heroes into a cohesive and consistently exciting story but Marvel and Whedon…
Rise up with me, my friends!
I have been called an idiot for liking this.
I have been called a moron for liking this.
Apparently, liking this means you're a Whedon fanboy.
Apparently, you and I are not allowed to like this film at all.
Apparently, you and I don't give a fuck and this was my fifth viewing.
It's still brilliantly paced.
Still immensely entertaining.
Still a cocktail of characters that tastes delicious.
Black Widow is still scrumptious.
Loki still a fantastic villain.
Still has one of the best boss battles ever.
Still captures the Marvel Comic vibe perfectly.
Still makes me…
Up until now, I never truly understood all the fuss about Joss Whedon. I never related to Buffy, never got into Firefly or Dollhouse, and while I enjoyed Serenity I didn't worship it like some. But at long last, Whedon has delivered a piece of work that blew me away, one I truly believe will swiftly enter the pantheon of classic action-adventure movies. The Avengers is not only far and away the best of Marvel's (mostly impressive) movie staple, it's a candidate for the best comic book movie ever made.
High praise indeed, but to my mind utterly deserved. Whedon has done the near impossible here - bring to life the greatest superhero team in fiction while delivering excellent character…
To kind of steal a line from The Rock... FINALLY! THE RON HAS SEEN THE AVENGERS!
This film was like when you get super excited as a kid to do something or go somewhere and it pays off. You have a blast, you drive your parents nuts talking about it, and you bounce off the walls with excitement until you eventually pass out from exhaustion!
My Letterboxd friends know I generally prefer the darker comic book films so I was interested to see what I made of this film. Well call me impressed! Joss Whedon did an excellent job giving us all the action you expect from a film like this, but also managed to deliver excellent snappy dialogue which…
One of the most entertaining blockbusters of all time, The Avengers may not have the perfection of the holy grail of comic-book adaptations, i.e. The Dark Knight or even Batman Begins, but its significant emphasis on perfect balance of humour & action throughout its runtime makes up for a highly rewarding experience that is far greater than what most films of its genre ever manage to come close to.
Six Marvel superheroes in one movie, same save-the-world bullshit that we have seen & been disappointed with countless number of times and yet, The Avengers works in an unexpected but very effective manner and is bigger, better & far more amusing plus enjoyable than all the previous films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe combined,…
A good excuse to eat popcorn.
See the sequel? It's not high on my list. Yes, Avengers is the apex of superhero moviedom, but I don't see it as "a classic." In the larger category of outlandish blockbusters, I'm more excited for Furious 7.
It's good fodder to compare these two franchises. I'm no racing fanboy. I'm not a superhero fanboy either. That said, sometimes we all need some contemporary, adrenaline rush, big screen fun.
Fast and Furious is more shameless and trashy, in a good way. And the world of F&F, both in front of the camera and behind the camera, is more grounded in reality.
Obviously superhero movies are fantasy based vs the supposed real world of F&F.…
Pioltello (imax, 3D), con Ines, Pollio, Laura
This re-watch did quite a lot in the film's favor. The action is sleek and has conviction and geography. The conglomeration of all these disparate characters and styles feels a bit unruly, especially when mixing the sly sarcasm of Stark's segments with the "Shakespeare in the Park"-ness of Thor's. But never mind, because there's a lot of talk here--banter between heroes, exposition from and toward others. Offsets a general lack of danger with a sense of the ultra-cool. I dig it a bunch more than I remember digging it.
It's just a comic book movie, but it's a great comic book movie.
I'm on to you, daughter from What Women Want.
"Doth Mother know thy weareth her drapes?"
How can anyone not love a movie that contains a line like that right before a fight between Iron Man and Thor or, even better yet, The Hulk throwing around Loki like a wet towel right after said Asgardian claims to be a god. Good entertainment is good entertainment and if a movie is made simply to entertain, then don't judge it based on some kind of highly intellectual cinematic-art-criteria.
It's not my all-time favorite Marvel movie and in fact I was slightly disappointed when I first watched it, but the second time it really grew on me and this is, I think, my fourth watching. And it certainly won't be the last.
flashy with no real substance. the characterization of steve rogers/captain america was way too off for me to really get into it
Bunch of white guys murdering alien robot skeleton monsters and bitching at each other with mediocre bon mots for 2 hours.
I don't care if it's full of lapses in logic, and is a bit structurally challenged. I feel like I'm 12 years old when I watch it and that's awesome. Sweet action scenes, hilarious character interactions, just pure, unpretentious blockbuster fun.
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…
Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…