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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.…
Loki, the God of Emo, steals this blue looking superpower energy source. If in the wrong hands, the blue stuff will make the world a living Hell. So, what do you do to save mankind? Well, you assemble the Avengers, and pray their egos can all fit in one room.
I get it now. You need to watch the previous MCU movies, to fully appreciate this colossal gathering of the Mega Powers. I watched this, between a couple of Cap movies. A lot, went over my head. So, I decided to go back, and watch again, since I'm caught up with all the "Phase One" movies. Wow! It's like watching two different movies. The blue stuff? Yeah, I've seen it,…
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…
Review written originally on January 22, 2016.
This is the first combining of a superhero team on the big screen. Everything could have gone wrong, nothing like this has ever been done before. Yet with Joss Whedon’s direction The Avengers have now successfully been integrated and just seeing all these characters on screen at the same time is a real joy to watch. Although it’s by no means a perfect movie, its pros more than make up for the cons and is for me one of the most enjoyable movies to watch.
Joss Whedon is great at writing dialogue and The Avengers is no exception. The dialogue is very well written, there is a lot of great back and forth…
I still enjoy this movie, even if it is a bunch of ‘funny guys’ sitting in a room trying to be the funniest. I dunno, I watched it at just the right time in my life to enjoy it, and I still do. I even own it! Which is a big deal for me.
Well, I was introduced to the first actual good villain in my viewing of this universe. Loki was low key great.
So was everything else - and Mark Ruffalo was a much better Hulk than Edward Norton. I was very impressed.
This is my favorite Marvel movie, possibly my favorite superhero movie. Let's just talk about all the work it took to pull this off.
-Constructing a shared universe.
-Building charismatic yet diverse characters and hoping they'd have chemistry with each other eventually.
-Having major spectacle and stakes without sacrificing characters.
-Setting up future installments
-Pleasing fans and newcomers alike.
Every box is checked along with the rare (For MCU films.) compelling villain that Marvel has yet to surpass. Scenes look like they're pulled from the pages of the comics and for the first time we saw everyone together and it worked so well that in the moments I watch it I miss any flaw because I'm so engrossed. Iron Man didn't start the MCU, it tested the waters. THIS is where it all began.
A fun movie and it is better in 3D
Wud've been a 1 star, but Scarlett's ass was gud
I don't understand the hype. It's a bland, cliche superhero movie with no substance and no personality. I actually found it completely boring, despite all the action scenes
The ultimate nerdgasm!
As the years have gone by and with every rewatch, my enjoyment of The Avengers has been diluted somewhat, and I think people largely choose to forget the fact that the first 40 or so minutes are quite dull and full of sciency gobbledigook.
But I will never forget the excitement I had in the lead up to its release and how even more excited watching it in the cinema made me feel. It's probably the most excited I've ever been watching a film at the cinema. A lot of that has to do with the novelty of all these superheroes assembling in one film, and the novelty still hasn't worn off, despite the fact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe…
i'm gay, and so are all of these fictional characters