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,…
The Avengers is still my favorite superhero film of all time. 10/10 (A+)
Perfect Sunday sort of film, lots of action but not particularly taxing.
Still my favorite Marvel film.
The Avengers is a groundbreaking achievement in cinematic terms. A culmination of Marvel's Phase One brings the title characters together for a non stop, thrilling and action packed entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The cast are nothing short of memorable as each character complements the other with Robertt Downey Jr's turn as Iron Man and Tom Hiddleston as Loki continuing to steal the show. However Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye is horribly underused and had so much potential. The group have perfect chemistry together and are believably a team (unlike the dreaded Fantastic Four reboot). The narrative is appropriately fine given the intense act that Whedon had to juggle together a shared universe and deliver on its promise even though…
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Great chemistry between the characters in this one. Some ridiculous plot elements, but easy to overlook.
I wanted to hate The Avengers the first time I saw it, and I did. Oh, sure, I gave it a decent 2.5 stars, but the movie annoyed me for how superheroy it was, how droll the bad guys (minus Loki) were. How unfrightening Loki was as the supposed bad guy.
It's possible that I might still want to hate The Avengers. In general the population's obsession with superhero movies goes over my head. But one thing has changed since 2012: I saw Guardians of the Galaxy. For me, GotG acts a bit as a key to the idea of a Marvel universe. This is a story universe that is textured beyond just X-Men-stype people with powers. It's a wide-reaching…
The Avengers is a relentlessly entertains flick with a great villain, heroes and dialogue. Although I find the sequel a bit better, I still love this movie.
Doesn't quite hold up as well as I thought it might. The third act is some of the best superhero action ever put to screen, but the long build-up to the Avengers assembling isn't that compelling. The story is paper thin, but it's really all about the wonder of seeing all these characters in the same movie for the first time. Basically I can nitpick the hell out of a movie about finding some glowy blue cube thing, then Hulk starts smashing and I can forgive some of the film's shortcomings. That 360 degree of the team comes on and all of a sudden, I'm reduced to the 10-year-old me who always dreamed of "The Avengers" being a live-action movie but never actually thought it would happen.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
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