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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…
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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…
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 has been the most anticipated film of 2012 ever since the release of Iron Man back in 2008. The most anticipated film of the year has become one of the best films by far for 2012.
Last year when Thor and Captain America came out people knew that The Avengers was on it’s way. The end of each of those films sets up a plot point for what we were about to see. Captain America establishes the Tesseract while Thor establishes Loki. Each one was vital in the film they were in and now they come together for this action packed Marvel film that brings together superhero’s that we are all familiar with and will get to see…
landmark for comic book movies.
joss whedon loves females.
Fun war propaganda.
Can I just say how well this holds ups even compared to say batman v Superman
The more and more that I learn about film the harder and harder it becomes for me to get completely lost in a movie. It's very frustrating but it also makes the films that I can still get lost in all the more special. This is one of those movies.
It's not only that I can get lost in this movie but its that I can name the exact moment where it happens every time. Its the moment in the Helicarrier when Hulk and Thor start fighting. After that scene my brain shuts off and I'm just a little kid getting to play in a world of superheros again.
In my opinion its the best film in the MCU and the film that most superhero movies will be held up against for the eminent future.
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OK FINE I LOVE THIS MOVIE LEAVE ME ALONE
This movie is cheesy, pompous, predictable, full of cheap laughs, has little character development, contrived, and formulaic.
I love it so much.
The first half takes some time to put the pieces together.
But in the second half Whedon delivers on every piece you'd want to see in a blockbuster, ensemble-cast, superhero movie. It's just so darn satisfying at every turn. The jokes are a bit cheap, but they are timed so well. The death in the middle seems a bit contrived and direct, but this is a super-hero movie after all. And Whedon handles it with the sort of directness, and "I'm going to tell you exactly how this fits in the plot/motivation for characters in the film" attitude…
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218. "Camera falls from airplane and lands in pig pen-MUST WATCH END!!"
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!