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The Avengers
Apr. 30, 2012by:
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PLOT: In order to save the world from complete destruction, Nick Fury of S.H.l.E.L.D. gathers together his team of AVENGERS including Iron Man, The Hulk, Black Widow, Captain America, Thor and Hawkeye. Together they must stop Thors brother Loki and the army he has assembled from causing total devastation. That is of course if they dont destroy each other in the process. AVENGERS Assembled? Yes they are in a smile inducing, insanely entertaining summer blockbuster!

REVIEW: There was a single moment as THE AVENGERS began when it seemed that this colossal experience would fail. In fact, it was in the very first minute of the film that the doubt started to creep in. While the trailers were good, they werent necessarily as mind-blowing as I felt they could have been. Yet stepping into the theater and watching as that short time passed, it soon became clear that Joss Whedon had succeeded in making the most satisfying Marvel movie to date. The action is thrilling and more importantly, the connection between these superheroes was near perfect. This is an adventure filled with humor, heart and one of the best damn final acts you could hope for.

It begins with a plot to destroy earth and everything upon it. After all, it would take something pretty big to gather Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) together to battle some really intense Big Bads led by Thors vengeful brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). You may be concerned to see Loki as the villain a second time, but be not afraid as he is surprisingly capable of once again being a formidable foe - with a little help from an army. It also helps that Hiddleston is simply fantastic in the role.

Loki arrives on Earth and steals the Tesseract an all too powerful energy cube last seen in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. This has Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) taking charge of the situation by gathering together an elite group of heroes, even if it is against the will of his colleagues in S.H.E.I.L.D. the super-secret law enforcement agency in the Marvel universe. Once THE AVENGERS are formed, they are as much at odds with each other as they are their shared enemy. Yet Loki is a mischievous baddie who when captured by Fury is able to spark a fire from the inside pitting friend against friend. One minor issue I had is while they spend so much time addressing the characters, certain questions do arise specifically with The Hulk and his ability to be a team player. However neither that nor the minimal answer as to how Thor arrives took away from the sheer adrenaline rush brought on by this audacious adventure.

Joss Whedon has created a world where these larger than life characters exist without sacrificing one for the other. Some of the most exciting elements come from the battle between the assembled AVENGERS team as each superhero must restrain their own egos and eccentricities. Much of the fun in the first half comes from the incredible wordplay and the tension brewing within the inner circle. However it is hard not to single out The Hulk as one of the most exciting characters in the Marvel Universe. One of three actors to play him, Ruffalo is especially fantastic as the conflicted Banner. While he is brought on board strictly for his scientific knowledge, he soon becomes their secret weapon. Of course it is an absolute joy watching HULK go SMASH!

Oftentimes the Marvel movies fizzle out when it comes to the final confrontation. Thankfully, THE AVENGERS does just the opposite. Sure it sometimes is visually reminiscent of TRANSFORMERS a whole lot is as of late. Yet with crashing buildings and mammoth size flying monsters, it is hard not to be delighted by the exceptional sequence of events. It is easy to get swept away in what may very well be the most engaging and exhilarating summer blockbuster this year.

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6:50PM on 11/08/2012

EPIC

this movie was epic! totally rocked! bought the blu ray finally. my friends and i have a sick drinking game to this movie.
this movie was epic! totally rocked! bought the blu ray finally. my friends and i have a sick drinking game to this movie.
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1:28AM on 05/07/2012

THE AVENGERS movie Review

Agreed! Full NERD review here: [link]
Agreed! Full NERD review here: [link]
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9:40AM on 05/01/2012
I'd give it a 9, my self... The missing point is for a few LITTLE things, like:
-The average music score
-The way THOR is brought back with an unsatisfying explanation (maybe it will developed in THOR 2)
-[Something I can't say without spoiling the movie]
-No 'AVENGER ASSEMBLE'
BUT, as I said it before, those are VERY MINOR things...

The black Nick Fury was originally in the Ultimate Marvel Universe, but, they just introduced a black Nick Fury (hidden son of the regular one!!!) AND
I'd give it a 9, my self... The missing point is for a few LITTLE things, like:
-The average music score
-The way THOR is brought back with an unsatisfying explanation (maybe it will developed in THOR 2)
-[Something I can't say without spoiling the movie]
-No 'AVENGER ASSEMBLE'
BUT, as I said it before, those are VERY MINOR things...

The black Nick Fury was originally in the Ultimate Marvel Universe, but, they just introduced a black Nick Fury (hidden son of the regular one!!!) AND Coulson in the classic Marvel Universe...
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9:21AM on 05/01/2012
It has been showing since April 27 where I live, and to date I have seen it FOUR times already. It's one helluva good movie, it stands the "multiple viewing" test, it's extremely entertaining, a lot of fun, and the chemistry between our favorite superheroes is amazing. Joss Whedon is a f**king winner in my book, and The Avengers is one big bowl of epic awesomeness.
It has been showing since April 27 where I live, and to date I have seen it FOUR times already. It's one helluva good movie, it stands the "multiple viewing" test, it's extremely entertaining, a lot of fun, and the chemistry between our favorite superheroes is amazing. Joss Whedon is a f**king winner in my book, and The Avengers is one big bowl of epic awesomeness.
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8:56AM on 05/01/2012

YEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!

I saw it yesterday in 3D, here in Germany it's running already. The performances are absolutely stunning, the new Hulk is the bomb. Fantastic storyline that really feels like a comic. Epic action scenes. Really, really epic. Great jokes. Did I say the action scenes are absolutely nuts? Yes. They're amazing. Also, character development, but not too much, not too little. Everything is just... right. It's unbelievable. There is nothing really wrong with this movie. Almost 24 hours have passed and
I saw it yesterday in 3D, here in Germany it's running already. The performances are absolutely stunning, the new Hulk is the bomb. Fantastic storyline that really feels like a comic. Epic action scenes. Really, really epic. Great jokes. Did I say the action scenes are absolutely nuts? Yes. They're amazing. Also, character development, but not too much, not too little. Everything is just... right. It's unbelievable. There is nothing really wrong with this movie. Almost 24 hours have passed and I'm still thinking about how great it was. That didn't happen to me since Kill Bill Vol. 1. I have to see it again, in the english original version the next time. Joss Whedon is more than a hero. He gave us Firefly, and now he gave us The Avengers. Thank you so much, Joss Whedon. I pray that you'll direct the sequel as well.
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6:03AM on 05/01/2012
Can't wait for JoBlo to post the "what did you think" column after the N. American release. I went to the 10:20 show and would have bought another ticket for the 13:10 if it had not been sold-out. It's exactly what we all wanted and more. 2D or 3D - doesn't matter; it's just amazing! Very excited to hear everyone's reactions. Lots of cheering from the crowd when the credits rolled.
Can't wait for JoBlo to post the "what did you think" column after the N. American release. I went to the 10:20 show and would have bought another ticket for the 13:10 if it had not been sold-out. It's exactly what we all wanted and more. 2D or 3D - doesn't matter; it's just amazing! Very excited to hear everyone's reactions. Lots of cheering from the crowd when the credits rolled.
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3:18AM on 05/01/2012

Speechless

Just came back from an advanced screening and words cannot describe how awesome this film was. I can not wait to see it again to pick up on little bits of the dialogue that were drowned out by the applause and laughter throughout the film. I very rarely give any movie, let alone a superhero movie, a rating higher than 9. But I gave Avengers 9.5, just for some off cgi in the film. That could have been a 3D issue, but there were just little moments where it was a little bad for me. Hopefully
Just came back from an advanced screening and words cannot describe how awesome this film was. I can not wait to see it again to pick up on little bits of the dialogue that were drowned out by the applause and laughter throughout the film. I very rarely give any movie, let alone a superhero movie, a rating higher than 9. But I gave Avengers 9.5, just for some off cgi in the film. That could have been a 3D issue, but there were just little moments where it was a little bad for me. Hopefully that's not the case when I see it in 2D. The most action to date in a Marvel movie. Dialogue and interaction between each character was superb. Hiddleston once again owns as Loki. I feel like he was born to play this part. A please, make sure to stick around after the credits. I know that goes without saying, but you have to stick around!

Get your asses to the theater this weekend people and Assemble! (p.s. They finally have done The Hulk justice in this film. Finally!)
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6:06AM on 05/01/2012
It just felt like a perfect and the definitive comic book movie. 142 minutes flew by.
It just felt like a perfect and the definitive comic book movie. 142 minutes flew by.
2:54AM on 05/01/2012

Troll free!

You know what I find most surprising? The fact that up until now there hasn't been a single post on this review starting or ending with "bring on the thumb downs!" Faith in humanity restored!
You know what I find most surprising? The fact that up until now there hasn't been a single post on this review starting or ending with "bring on the thumb downs!" Faith in humanity restored!
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5:51PM on 05/01/2012
i guess you missed the guy with 100+ thumbs down haha. definitely a troll!
i guess you missed the guy with 100+ thumbs down haha. definitely a troll!
2:32AM on 05/02/2012
You're right, my mistake... But still, one troll, well two if you count Douche McSpoiler guy a few posts above, is not that bad!
You're right, my mistake... But still, one troll, well two if you count Douche McSpoiler guy a few posts above, is not that bad!
2:13PM on 05/02/2012
Quit the blood-clot cryin.
Quit the blood-clot cryin.
11:54PM on 04/30/2012
Can't wait to make my ancestors proud this Thirsty Thorsday!
Can't wait to make my ancestors proud this Thirsty Thorsday!
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9:20PM on 04/30/2012
Already seen The Avengers online lol & yes it was totally awesome as I expected, i just didn't get to see the credits scene. I think they did everything right & each character was handled perfect for this type of movie. Also I will still be checking this out on the big screen. Also quite a few suprises which I will not spoil that involves one of my favorite characters in this whole Marvel universe.
Already seen The Avengers online lol & yes it was totally awesome as I expected, i just didn't get to see the credits scene. I think they did everything right & each character was handled perfect for this type of movie. Also I will still be checking this out on the big screen. Also quite a few suprises which I will not spoil that involves one of my favorite characters in this whole Marvel universe.
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11:07PM on 04/30/2012
You watched this online?! Dude, what's wrong with you...
You watched this online?! Dude, what's wrong with you...
4:21PM on 04/30/2012
I saw the movie last week, it's been out since last Wednesday in France. And yes, it's the best Marvel movie so far, together with the first Iron Man movie. Enjoy ! ;-)
I saw the movie last week, it's been out since last Wednesday in France. And yes, it's the best Marvel movie so far, together with the first Iron Man movie. Enjoy ! ;-)
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2:22PM on 04/30/2012
I am very pleased it's so great! Thursday needs to hurry up and get here!
I am very pleased it's so great! Thursday needs to hurry up and get here!
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2:24PM on 04/30/2012
You mean Thorsday. :)
You mean Thorsday. :)
1:31PM on 04/30/2012
I said it before and I'll say it again. Joss Whedon = My ticket. This is just music to my ears.
I said it before and I'll say it again. Joss Whedon = My ticket. This is just music to my ears.
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1:23PM on 04/30/2012
This was a bad-ass action movie!! Hulk and iron-man stole the show as expected, cant wait for a sequel..!!
This was a bad-ass action movie!! Hulk and iron-man stole the show as expected, cant wait for a sequel..!!
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1:15PM on 04/30/2012
So far the "The Avengers" has got to be every director and producers dream come true because many of the viewers and die-hard fans are saying "The Avengers" is the greatest super hero movie ever made, yet most of them have only seen the trailer.
So far the "The Avengers" has got to be every director and producers dream come true because many of the viewers and die-hard fans are saying "The Avengers" is the greatest super hero movie ever made, yet most of them have only seen the trailer.
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4:22PM on 04/30/2012
You know that the movie is already running outside of the US, do you?
You know that the movie is already running outside of the US, do you?
4:28PM on 05/01/2012
Seen the movie, not just the trailer. And I will be seeing it again at another advanced screening. I love my comic book movies to be in line with the fantasy that is found deep within the stories and fabric of these beloved characters. Keeping these movies ground in reality is not always the best place to go. They're supposed to take you to a place that is out of this world, and expand your imagination. So that's why this movie is probably the greatest super hero movie of all-time. It fits in
Seen the movie, not just the trailer. And I will be seeing it again at another advanced screening. I love my comic book movies to be in line with the fantasy that is found deep within the stories and fabric of these beloved characters. Keeping these movies ground in reality is not always the best place to go. They're supposed to take you to a place that is out of this world, and expand your imagination. So that's why this movie is probably the greatest super hero movie of all-time. It fits in line with what a comic book movie should be.
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12:19PM on 04/30/2012

saw it

and this is by far the best superhero fanboy movie ever made. TDK was awesome drama, but this is what making a comic book movie is all about. the characters are a direct reflection of how they are in the comics. and how this movie blends the plots from captain america, thor, etc. is simply sublime. they all have massive egos and unique origins. the action is top notch and there are so many little details that appeal directly to comic book fans; this is probably going to be my personal favorite
and this is by far the best superhero fanboy movie ever made. TDK was awesome drama, but this is what making a comic book movie is all about. the characters are a direct reflection of how they are in the comics. and how this movie blends the plots from captain america, thor, etc. is simply sublime. they all have massive egos and unique origins. the action is top notch and there are so many little details that appeal directly to comic book fans; this is probably going to be my personal favorite of the year, despite TDKR and Prometheus probably being better movies in the traditional sense.
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2:43PM on 04/30/2012
Since when does serious Drama=Traditional.. A movie should be judged and compared to other movies in that genre.. If anything The AVENGERS is much more of a traditional movie than THE DARK KNIGHT which redefined how we view comic book characters (really Hollywood). Both films are great and should be judged on thier own merit.
Since when does serious Drama=Traditional.. A movie should be judged and compared to other movies in that genre.. If anything The AVENGERS is much more of a traditional movie than THE DARK KNIGHT which redefined how we view comic book characters (really Hollywood). Both films are great and should be judged on thier own merit.
5:37PM on 04/30/2012
i never said drama = traditional. i was saying that TDK was more of a drama than a real comic book movie. and i think that Prometheus and TDKR will better movies in a traditional sense, meaning that they will be better movies. like, better writing, acting, deeper plot, etc. im not comparing the two. just saying avengers will probably be my personal fav because of sentimental values, rather than traditional movie-judging values. TDK did redefine the comic book movie, which furthers my point that
i never said drama = traditional. i was saying that TDK was more of a drama than a real comic book movie. and i think that Prometheus and TDKR will better movies in a traditional sense, meaning that they will be better movies. like, better writing, acting, deeper plot, etc. im not comparing the two. just saying avengers will probably be my personal fav because of sentimental values, rather than traditional movie-judging values. TDK did redefine the comic book movie, which furthers my point that the avengers did it the opposite--they made a movie very similar to the comic books
11:52AM on 04/30/2012

THANK GOD ...

... after Battleshi* this was an excellent way to start the summer. Fans, as usual, stay after credits for extra scene, this one is the best yet ...
... after Battleshi* this was an excellent way to start the summer. Fans, as usual, stay after credits for extra scene, this one is the best yet ...
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11:15AM on 04/30/2012
Yawn, just another movie I'll pass on. Next!
Yawn, just another movie I'll pass on. Next!
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7:35PM on 04/30/2012
congratulations are in order, I personally have never seen a comment get so many thumbs down!
congratulations are in order, I personally have never seen a comment get so many thumbs down!
11:59PM on 04/30/2012
Shit, hit the wrong button. that should be -101. Sorry for dropping the ball everybody
Shit, hit the wrong button. that should be -101. Sorry for dropping the ball everybody
3:28AM on 05/01/2012
I'm curious, is 107 thumbs down a record?? lol
I'm curious, is 107 thumbs down a record?? lol
4:21PM on 05/01/2012
I made it -121
I made it -121
10:33AM on 04/30/2012
Good to hear, and only a few days away.
Good to hear, and only a few days away.
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9:27AM on 04/30/2012

Agree with the review word for word...

This was a blockbuster that delivered, HULK SMASH!
This was a blockbuster that delivered, HULK SMASH!
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8:21AM on 04/30/2012
It's a good film, but I'd say it's more of a 7/10 myself as there wasn't much in it that really blew my mind. There's some fun dialogue, and Hulk, Iron Man and Loki are all fun characters but I don't think they've really nailed Captain America yet. I wouldn't rate it as highly as Iron Man (1) or The Dark Knight, though as I said it's thoroughly entertaining stuff regardless.
It's a good film, but I'd say it's more of a 7/10 myself as there wasn't much in it that really blew my mind. There's some fun dialogue, and Hulk, Iron Man and Loki are all fun characters but I don't think they've really nailed Captain America yet. I wouldn't rate it as highly as Iron Man (1) or The Dark Knight, though as I said it's thoroughly entertaining stuff regardless.
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12:25PM on 04/30/2012
you rate iron man 1 higher than the avengers? lol
you rate iron man 1 higher than the avengers? lol
2:09PM on 04/30/2012
Yep. It was more interesting, focused and probably even funnier than The Avengers. I know movie taste is a subjective thing, but I'd still say Iron Man is Marvel's best movie so far.
Yep. It was more interesting, focused and probably even funnier than The Avengers. I know movie taste is a subjective thing, but I'd still say Iron Man is Marvel's best movie so far.
2:45PM on 04/30/2012
Iron Man 1 is extremely overated.. It deserves a 7/10.. You must've been in a good place in your life to feel that passionate about it.
Iron Man 1 is extremely overated.. It deserves a 7/10.. You must've been in a good place in your life to feel that passionate about it.
2:59PM on 04/30/2012
I think Iron Man 1 was the best of these marvel movies as well....was it the godsend to super hero movies?? No, but out of the other Avenger movies, it was. CA was mediocre, Thor was shit, Both Hulks were crappy, and Iron Man 2 was bloated with bull shit.

Just because Avengers has "more" doesn't mean better. Remember Batman and Robin? Shoving more and more characters into a movie doesn't make it better.

LOL you have Spawn as your avatar, so you can STFU, you probably like that shitty
I think Iron Man 1 was the best of these marvel movies as well....was it the godsend to super hero movies?? No, but out of the other Avenger movies, it was. CA was mediocre, Thor was shit, Both Hulks were crappy, and Iron Man 2 was bloated with bull shit.

Just because Avengers has "more" doesn't mean better. Remember Batman and Robin? Shoving more and more characters into a movie doesn't make it better.

LOL you have Spawn as your avatar, so you can STFU, you probably like that shitty movie.
5:42PM on 04/30/2012
whats your beef with spawn? do you think it was only a movie starring michael jai white? are you like 20 years old? it was a comic for many years prior to that, and also a critically acclaimed adult cartoon on HBO. spawn is one of the best mainstream adult comics of all time. and i respect your username, which makes this entire thing ironic since you should have better taste/knowledge about this kind of stuff
whats your beef with spawn? do you think it was only a movie starring michael jai white? are you like 20 years old? it was a comic for many years prior to that, and also a critically acclaimed adult cartoon on HBO. spawn is one of the best mainstream adult comics of all time. and i respect your username, which makes this entire thing ironic since you should have better taste/knowledge about this kind of stuff
7:39AM on 04/30/2012
This movie is soo last week.

Enjoy the extra wait U.S
This movie is soo last week.

Enjoy the extra wait U.S
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7:12AM on 04/30/2012

Amazing.

Saw it last week and off to see it again next week. I had high expectations and 'Avengers Assemble' (hate the international title) still managed to blow my mind. Also on an equally exciting note, viral marketing for Dark Knight Rises has FINALLY kicked off [link] and [link]
Saw it last week and off to see it again next week. I had high expectations and 'Avengers Assemble' (hate the international title) still managed to blow my mind. Also on an equally exciting note, viral marketing for Dark Knight Rises has FINALLY kicked off [link] and [link]
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6:20AM on 04/30/2012
I hope Joss Whedon returns for the sequel. He truly is a God of the silver screen. Im taking my son to see it again but I'll be skipping the 3D as it is seriously unnecessary. I heard the 3D was brilliant but was let down.....again (soo over it now). I have one more 3D film left in me and that's The Hobbit but after that the extra dimension can kiss my ass. Getting back to the film at hand The Avengers is soo much fun, a wild ride from start to finish and the comedy is pure gold especially with
I hope Joss Whedon returns for the sequel. He truly is a God of the silver screen. Im taking my son to see it again but I'll be skipping the 3D as it is seriously unnecessary. I heard the 3D was brilliant but was let down.....again (soo over it now). I have one more 3D film left in me and that's The Hobbit but after that the extra dimension can kiss my ass. Getting back to the film at hand The Avengers is soo much fun, a wild ride from start to finish and the comedy is pure gold especially with some of the Hulk scenes. Definitely the one film to see this year. 9/10
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6:15AM on 04/30/2012
All I can say is The Avengers is a historic milestone in comic book movies. It was a heck of a ride! It's something as epic as Batman did in 1989. The Avengers will be talked about for generations to come.
All I can say is The Avengers is a historic milestone in comic book movies. It was a heck of a ride! It's something as epic as Batman did in 1989. The Avengers will be talked about for generations to come.
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6:13AM on 04/30/2012
The movie is great. It set the bar really high for what a fun superhero movie should be.
As for how Thor arrived on Earth it is mentioned in the movie, I believe by Loki.
The movie is great. It set the bar really high for what a fun superhero movie should be.
As for how Thor arrived on Earth it is mentioned in the movie, I believe by Loki.
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5:47AM on 04/30/2012
I literally just got home from seeing this, and yes, it is pretty awesome. The whole climax scene was a little reminiscent of Transformers 3, and was a little too fast and all over the place at times, but the rest of the film, especially how the characters relate to each other, made it absolutely fun!
I literally just got home from seeing this, and yes, it is pretty awesome. The whole climax scene was a little reminiscent of Transformers 3, and was a little too fast and all over the place at times, but the rest of the film, especially how the characters relate to each other, made it absolutely fun!
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7:37AM on 04/30/2012
Well there certainly were some similarities, especially in the design of the larger spaceships, but there weren't that similar in my opinion. You know what the main diference is though? Than in The Avengers, it's the heroes of the movie who do all the job and all the fighting, NOT the US Army with a little help from the heroes! Take notes, Michael Bay!
Well there certainly were some similarities, especially in the design of the larger spaceships, but there weren't that similar in my opinion. You know what the main diference is though? Than in The Avengers, it's the heroes of the movie who do all the job and all the fighting, NOT the US Army with a little help from the heroes! Take notes, Michael Bay!
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5:37AM on 04/30/2012
Whedon succesfully combined his trademark humor and characterdriven moments with these iconic Marvel heroes to create magic. Dont expect the grim and gritty, ultarealistic approach of "the dark knight" but a loud, fun, often hillarious spectacle and you wont be dissapointed.
Whedon succesfully combined his trademark humor and characterdriven moments with these iconic Marvel heroes to create magic. Dont expect the grim and gritty, ultarealistic approach of "the dark knight" but a loud, fun, often hillarious spectacle and you wont be dissapointed.
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5:24AM on 04/30/2012
Do you know the definition of an EVENT MOVIE? Look up the dictionary, you'll find The Avengers as an example.
Do you know the definition of an EVENT MOVIE? Look up the dictionary, you'll find The Avengers as an example.
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12:53PM on 04/30/2012
Guys, you misunderstood me. I meant is as a Good example. BTW I think if a movie is an Event movie that's already a good thing.
Guys, you misunderstood me. I meant is as a Good example. BTW I think if a movie is an Event movie that's already a good thing.
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5:24AM on 04/30/2012

Good movie that becomes a very good movie when you think about it.

If there is one thing Joss Whedon is wonderful at doing...it's taking an ensemble and giving each and every one of them their moment or moments. Fans of Buffy/Angel/Firefly will immediately recognise the funny moments that routinely occur between the group members throughout the movie as well as the heartfelt moments of which there are one or two. He does it once again...brilliantly. Whilst this is not the best movie I've ever seen on initial viewing (Terminator 2 and Speed...yes
If there is one thing Joss Whedon is wonderful at doing...it's taking an ensemble and giving each and every one of them their moment or moments. Fans of Buffy/Angel/Firefly will immediately recognise the funny moments that routinely occur between the group members throughout the movie as well as the heartfelt moments of which there are one or two. He does it once again...brilliantly. Whilst this is not the best movie I've ever seen on initial viewing (Terminator 2 and Speed...yes Speed...when I first saw them at the movies...had me...going...great, great movie), this is certainly the best of the Marvel movies...but like all of them, I'm sure I'll enjoy it far more after I get it on DVD...and my son watches it continually for several weeks (Incredible Hulk is my favourite but only after repeat viewings). Norton is Banner like Downey is Stark but Ruffalo does Banner far more competently than I was expecting him too...he also had far more of a role than I was expecting him to have. On the issue of how Thor returns...I thought this was established by the comment Loki made during their initial exchange. As for Loki...I didn't rate him after watching Thor...but here...he has serious villain presence...great villain. You know, after writing this post...I've just realised that I enjoyed and now like the movie even more. Oh...one final negative point...Cap's mask...it doesn't work...please change it. I was hoping it would look better when I saw it on the big screen...but nope...that initial scene when he shows up...the darn mask let it down big time. If the kneeling people weren't afraid for their lives...they'd have laughed and thought of Kick Ass!
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3:02PM on 04/30/2012
sorry what?? It was hard to understand you with Whedon's dick in your mouth.

Trololololol.
sorry what?? It was hard to understand you with Whedon's dick in your mouth.

Trololololol.
4:04AM on 04/30/2012
i can't wait to see the avengers. i'm so excited going to the midnight showing thursday
i can't wait to see the avengers. i'm so excited going to the midnight showing thursday
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2:49AM on 04/30/2012

RUNTIME???

is it long?
is it long?
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4:08AM on 04/30/2012
If I remember correctly, it's about 140 minute long, but trust me, not only will you not notice, but you'll want it to last twice as much! It is THAT good and fun!
If I remember correctly, it's about 140 minute long, but trust me, not only will you not notice, but you'll want it to last twice as much! It is THAT good and fun!
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2:49AM on 04/30/2012
I agree. This was a terrible review. There is more pacing involved than 1st half and 2nd half. Also, I guess it didn't have a soundtrack.
I agree. This was a terrible review. There is more pacing involved than 1st half and 2nd half. Also, I guess it didn't have a soundtrack.
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2:20AM on 04/30/2012
What the hell was this "review?" A four paragraph review of one of the summer's biggest films in which we are given a basic plot outline and told that one character is great? The end. That's it? Then it gets a 9/10?
What the hell was this "review?" A four paragraph review of one of the summer's biggest films in which we are given a basic plot outline and told that one character is great? The end. That's it? Then it gets a 9/10?
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2:25AM on 04/30/2012
well how much can you tell without giving spoilorish details? i thought it was just fine.
well how much can you tell without giving spoilorish details? i thought it was just fine.
5:24AM on 04/30/2012
I count 5 paragraphs, :P . But I agree, Jimmy could have written more about other elements of the movie.
I count 5 paragraphs, :P . But I agree, Jimmy could have written more about other elements of the movie.
5:57AM on 04/30/2012
I do see your point but seriously like it really matters. Lol. He could have been a twihard lover and given it a 5/10 and we'd all still be there drooling over it. I loved the hell out of it and I'm going again.
I do see your point but seriously like it really matters. Lol. He could have been a twihard lover and given it a 5/10 and we'd all still be there drooling over it. I loved the hell out of it and I'm going again.
10:12AM on 04/30/2012
This is a fair criticism. In fact I had written more early on but I felt that it was just too much info for a movie people would go see whether I liked it or not. Personally I knew very little about it going in and it seemed more satisfying because of it so I went the spoiler free route. However had I put too much more in I would have had people complain as well.
This is a fair criticism. In fact I had written more early on but I felt that it was just too much info for a movie people would go see whether I liked it or not. Personally I knew very little about it going in and it seemed more satisfying because of it so I went the spoiler free route. However had I put too much more in I would have had people complain as well.
2:00AM on 04/30/2012

AWESOME!

WAY better than even my most optimistic expectations! I saw it in 3D (which is great BTW and it really adds to the experience, especially furing the finale) on Friday and I am already making plans to see it again! Seriously guys, if you're gonna catch ONE movie at the cinema this year, it has to be this one!
WAY better than even my most optimistic expectations! I saw it in 3D (which is great BTW and it really adds to the experience, especially furing the finale) on Friday and I am already making plans to see it again! Seriously guys, if you're gonna catch ONE movie at the cinema this year, it has to be this one!
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5:30AM on 04/30/2012
I disagree about the 3D. Although some parts did work well, i found many scenes (starting with Black Widow's introduction) blurred, dark and made the action hard to see. I wished i'd have seen it in 2D with the action & effects in crystal clarity. Great movie though!
I disagree about the 3D. Although some parts did work well, i found many scenes (starting with Black Widow's introduction) blurred, dark and made the action hard to see. I wished i'd have seen it in 2D with the action & effects in crystal clarity. Great movie though!
5:46AM on 04/30/2012
To be fair, Black Widow's introduction was one of the darkest secenes and perhaps one of the most "jumpy", in terms of editing. But being in love in Scarlett, this was the only clip I watched online during the build up for the movie's release, so I didn't have trouble following that particular scene. The only time I DID have some trouble with the 3D, was for a few very brief moments during the finale. This was a planned conversion though and I still think that it was very good. There were A LOT
To be fair, Black Widow's introduction was one of the darkest secenes and perhaps one of the most "jumpy", in terms of editing. But being in love in Scarlett, this was the only clip I watched online during the build up for the movie's release, so I didn't have trouble following that particular scene. The only time I DID have some trouble with the 3D, was for a few very brief moments during the finale. This was a planned conversion though and I still think that it was very good. There were A LOT more hits than misses as far as I am concerned.
3:05PM on 04/30/2012
3d great?? You are what's wrong with today's movie going society. 3d doesn't add SHIT. It gives your viewing angle and boxed in small projection with stupid added layers to create "depth." I really don't understand what people like you see in stupid 3d, I wish I could see this "awesomeness" you claim to see.
3d great?? You are what's wrong with today's movie going society. 3d doesn't add SHIT. It gives your viewing angle and boxed in small projection with stupid added layers to create "depth." I really don't understand what people like you see in stupid 3d, I wish I could see this "awesomeness" you claim to see.
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1:45AM on 04/30/2012
I saw it last week and hope to see it again this weekend. It's epic.
I saw it last week and hope to see it again this weekend. It's epic.
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