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 Geektastic, Fangasmic, Nerdtacular.
I have quibbles. But only quibbles: A little long on the set-up. The invasion through a hole in the sky is a ridiculous trope which needs to be retired. The Iron Man/Thor fight seems really, really pointless and I have no idea why Loki didn't escape while during it. I still have trouble buying into Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow just because I imagine her as harder looking - more like Angelina Jolie. Captain America's new costume can't hold a candle to the one from his movie.
That's about it. And all of those are BURIED by so many moments of sheer entertainment genius that I couldn't have possibly imagined. Whedon has made a…
Joss Whedon – you are my hero. You gave me Firefly back in the day (even though Fox thoroughly messed it up by running the darned thing out of sequence – it was only several years later that I was able to view it in order!) and then followed it by returning to the Firefly universe with the feature film Serenity. Now, you got to helm the tent pole of one of the most important film franchises around – The Avengers, which includes 4 of Marvel Comics big guns (plus the addition of Black Widow and Hawkeye). Josh not only directed the film but wrote the screenplay and let me tell you – this film rocks! It’s everything that the…
undoubtedly one of the greatest superhero movies of all time.
5th viewing. Yep, as the "Honest Movie Trailer" states... the first forty minutes of this are pretty damn bland, with the exception of some notable scenes. But, hey, I'm a Marvel comics fan. Just seeing all these characters share screen time always puts a smile on my face. Fun movie. Lots of globby-glock lingo which bogs EVERY Marvel movie down but I can watch this over and over and not tire of it.
Makes me want to fuckin' commit sudoku.
9/10: This is what you get when you put a life-long comic book fan as a writer/director, the best comic book adaption made by the fan for the fans.
After watching The Guardians of the Galaxy a couple of days before I was afraid that The Avengers feels dated and too polished. Luckily this is not the case. Marvel created something marvelous (:D) in the last few years and The Avengers is one of the films to prove that. 85%
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