Some assembly required.
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…
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…
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…
Diary entry, 30th April 2012
I might go to see the Avengers tomorrow. Not that a cynical 30 year old man, like myself, will enjoy it.
Diary entry, 1st May 2012
OMG Avengers is so totally awesome!!!!!
There's this one bit with an aircraft carrier and then there's this bit in the woods and there's American man and the Thor man with a hammer and there's an Iron Man and a lady and a man with arrows and...
HULK SMASH! HULK SMASH!
I even went for ice cream after.
Best day ever!
A One Big Happy Superhero Family
(That was actually the title of my review in the magazine.)
Earth is under siege by a Norse god with a baggage who brings an alien from Norns-know-where. Who are you going to call to save the world?
Well, you might call Nick Fury, the one-eyed S.H.I.E.L.D. director who looks a lot like Samuel L. Jackson, and you hope that he still has the cell phone numbers of Tony Stark, "genius, playboy, billionaire, philanthropist", and Steve Rogers - ah, wait. Steve doesn't have a cell phone. He's just woken up from a 70-year sleep in ice and he doesn't know our world. So, who else? The exiled Bruce Banner in India? Undercover agent Natasha…
Joss Whedon's epic superhero spectacle is everything I could have ever hoped it to be and more! Where most directors would settle for a run-of-the-mill money-maker, Whedon has gone beyond our collective dreams, pouring all his heart, soul and talent into a creation that can only be described as a godly entity of the comic book world. It's to Marvel's great universe what The Dark Knight is to DC's. An all-around stellar achievement, that brings out the best of all its characters with great humor, warmth and phenomenally directed action. I mean, I knew it would be good, but I wasn't quite ready for this thoroughly mind-blowing experience.
Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johanssen and all the rest -…
Very cool and humorous!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I love this movie has all my favorite super I love there suits Hulk looks amazing and Loki as the villain was amazing all I have to say Hulk vs Loki :D <3.
Es pasable, la acción esta muy buena pero no es muy fiel al cómics, a excepción del Capitán América...
Fuck yeah movie!