I debated a long time whether this deserved an extra half star, since I also gave The Dark Knight Rises a 2.5. However, at the end of the day they both fail equally in my eyes, though it is hard to compare since they were striving to be such different films.
I understand that the Avengers isn't supposed to be profound. I understand that it's supposed to be fun. I understand that it's just a superhero movie. But in the…
Jason Statham as a hitman out for vengeance with the clock ticking towards his inevitable death. Hijinks ensue. If that premise doesn't sound fun to you, don't bother watching because it won't be a good film for you.
Not a deep or insightful film by any means, but a purely entertaining balls-to-the-wall action movie, and in that it succeeds to an impressive degree.
One of a very few films that I believe to be flawless. Easily the Coen Bros. best work, No Country is also a shining example of a film based off of a book that doesn't feel that way. Too often, such films rely on heavy dialogue and crude exposition to tell their story. In this, however, they tell the story almost entirely visually except when truly necessary. The story is nimble and engaging, even with the slow, measured pacing.