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,…
I've never had this feeling before. It feels great, wonderful actually. I've always been left in the cold in regards to the MCU, but now, I've finally discovered one that I love. I've seen The Avengers multiple times, and It's always been an exceptionally fun ride, but for some reason, this recent rewatch has transformed my admiration into adoration. I've fallen in love with a Marvel movie, and I'm so very happy.
Every frame feels like a torn panel from my old comic-books that I read in all their tattered glory back when I was 7 years old. It's as if every superhero took their best attributes and combined them into one geeky universe where every line is quip-filled and…
Part 6 of RANKING THE AVENGERS INITIATIVE.
I was hoping to rewatch all the Marvel movies before watching Age of Ultron, but a special screening presented itself and I could resist!! However, I am going to see it again in IMAX 3D, so may as well get phase 2 done before that!
I can't remember the number of times I've watched Avengers since its release in 2012. You have to admit that for a comic book fan, seeing this on screen, and the manner in which Marvel Studios assembled it with multiple movies, is the equivalent of a UFO hunter eventually seeing one! It was something special when this movie released, and it also showed that not only could comic…
Started off a triple bill before Age of Ultron midnight showing. I know it might not be the greatest cinema ever made, but for me I can't help but love it. One of my favourite films.
Every great character they've introduced so far, made better by Whedon sharpening them on each other. Even that alone would be worth the price of admission, but then you just keep getting great Whedon things. After watching the previous movies before it, it's also astonishing to see how well he wrote each voice in sync with how they were before. And Cap calls Black Widow "Ma'am" just like Jack in SPEED. Whedon, don't leave.
I watched this again to prepare for Age of Ultron. I know that in the past I haven't spoken very highly of it. It's not bad by any stretch of the imagination but I never felt it reached the high marks of Iron Man and First Avenger when it was first released. But I was determined to give it fresh eyes on this 'rewatch' and discovered I feel exactly the same as I did before. In fact, when compared to most of the so-called 'second phase' films, it suffers even more and falls further down in my Marvel Cinematic Universe pecking order. The film's biggest flaw is the seemingly interminable build up to the team finally be gathered all together…
Looks like it only took three years for me to be officially too old for this stuff. But look, if Joss will promise to keep dicking around filming random Shakespeare comedies in his house for the next 10-15 years, a couple more of these will be fine.
Owned - Blu-Ray
The supposedly biggest and most crowd-pleasingly awesome superhero blockbuster ever made to that day. And still, when I finished watching this for the first time back around its release, I wasn’t overly impressed. I was fairly entertained and mildly satisfied with the final product of this film, but never were my thoughts anywhere near what most people seemed to throw at it. Perhaps it was too big and too crowd-pleasing for its own good?
Anyways, this rewatch didn’t really change my thoughts much and I still feel like people threw themselves into this one too easily. The film tries so hard to be the perfect incarnation of an imperfect gathering of diverse heroic characters. Sometimes it just looks so pretty…
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