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!
A years-in-the-making studio juggernaut but (surprise, surprise) not a very good one. Not as bad as THOR but not as good as CAPTAIN AMERICA. The big and the small both have their pros and cons: the big is sweeping and grand but it's crowded/interrupted, the small is nuanced and interesting but it's cheaply disposable.
Loki, Thor's brother/archenemy (of wan expression), zooms in to steal the Tesseract, the Captain America superweapon, as part of a plot to conquer the Earth. It's an embarrassment to have something like that ripped from Nick Fury (Sam Jackson)'s official SHIELD hands, so a team is assembled to take it back.
Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo, who replaced Ed Norton), Captain America (Chris Evans),…
Overrated and boring tripe, for getting all these big name superheroes together and completely screwing it up I don't know how Whedon messed it up.
"Big man in a suit of armor. Take that off, what are you?"
"Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist."
You don't need me to tell you this is awesome. Full review and analysis on GTGC episode 61.
Quando até os filhos nos pedem para voltar a verem os Vingadores... depois de o já terem visto exaustivamente, e nós ao fazermos play parece que ficamos hipnotizados e ficamos a ver também... não fica nenhuma dúvida de que este é "o filme" de superheróis!
Joss, you're a Marvel!! So funny, and about the people - well done, poignant comic characters, can't be easy - and those creatures in the battle finale - how cool were they!
This has to be one of the best superheroes movies I have ever seen because of the assembly of great heroes and the balance of star power. No one character seems to outshine the others, there is a decently gripping story, and it all culminates in great action sequences with the eye candy you come to expect with Marvel. This film built nicely off of all the individual films and I gather it is not the last we will see of Marvel. Lets get shwarma everybody!
The Hulk should have smashed Tony Stark into that floor. Seriously, someone shut him up already.
Ugh. I wish theý would have cast Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, atleast then I would have something nice to say about the film.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- Pulp Fiction
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Some love it, some hate it, but I figured we might as well have the IMDb list here. Since it's…
- Les Misérables
- Life of Pi