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…
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!
It's rare that you feel like the last person in the world to see a particular film, particularly in the land of cinephiles. According to LB, this was the only film I had not yet seen from the top dozen most viewed films.
From the moment Johansson flips the table in the early interrogation scene, it's apparent we are in a Whedon production. He does help imbue this film with heart, smart aleck personality and an infectious sense of fandom. Whedon is the secret ingredient which makes this all click and purr. From the cast, Mark Ruffalo in particular fares well here, you get the sense that the Hulk characterisation has finally found a groove through Ruffalo's approach. The film…
My girlfriend hates this movie. I've seen it 3 times in the last month.
Despite suffering from a slow start, The Avengers delivers excellently as soon as it gets into its groove. Whedon has created a wonderful script, that never fails to underdeliver on humour, action or excitement. The best thing is the fact that Whedon makes superheroes appealing and relatable to everyone, definitely no mean feat.
Sick day movie.
I was having a threesome with Obi Wan and Padme while watching this film #vaderliked #reversestormtrooper
Excelente filme de super-heróis. Todo o terreno preparado pela Marvel nos filmes solo permitiram que a idéia de uma equipe fosse possível ser desenvolvida sem precisar gastar tempo contando origens. Praticamente todos os personagens apresentados já eram conhecidos do público, focando assim na história. O balanceamento entre diálogos e cenas de ação foi muito bem conduzido. Tom Hiddelston rouba a cena várias vezes. O maior desafio ao meu ver, equalizar a presença do Robert Downey Jr com os demais protagonistas, foi bem resolvido. Ótima trilha sonora, e cenas de ação de uma proporção única muito bem realizadas. Blockbuster classe A.
When an extraterrestrial invasion threatens all of mankind, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agency must bring together the world's greatest heroes in order to stop the threat. But before they can save Earth, they will have to learn to work together as a team. It's great that they are all avenging something. The Avengers. this movie is a good movie. good visual effect's and I just love to see all of the marvel superhero on the big seen and maybe they can do this again but this time with the DC comics. but the film slowed down a little bit but I still enjoyed myself.
This is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, and Samuel L. Jackson.
An extra-terrestrial race known as the Chitauri form an alliance with Asgardian exile Loki (Hiddleston) to retrieve the Tesseract, an energy source of unlimited potential in the wrong hands, to enslave Earth. As S.H.I.E.L.D come under attack from Loki and the Tesseract is stolen, agent Nick Fury (Jackson) reactivates the top secret “Avengers Initiative”, calling on the world’s greatest minds and soldiers to track down…
The Avengers Review
"I still believe in heroes."- Nick Fury
It may too late to review this since by now everyone has pitched in their two cents and even more have seen the film themselves but fuck it. The Avengers is a massive superhero bananza featuring an ensemble cast and a group of characters no one dreamed would be united until now. Of course people may not enjoy this cup of tea as the superhero films have been spreading like a wild fire as studios hope to milk out as much money as possible. However this film is well acted, witty, entertaining and eye catching throughout the entire time that I've seen this film a thousand times and I'm still…
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