The Avengers 3D

The Avengers 3D


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Mega-blockbuster featuring Marvel's superheroes - Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) - who unite to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Thor's nemesis, nefarious demigod Loki (Tom Hiddleston) brings the Chitauri alien race and the stolen Tesseract – a powerful energy source  – to destroy Earth. In response, SHIELD boss Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) calls in the big guns to try and force the supervillain into submission. Also joining the team are Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). Directed by fanboy favourite Joss Whedon (SerenityFirefly).... More

Based on Marvel's comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963, this is the culmination of four movie sagas: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America.Hide

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After years of setup in the form of individual hero-centric films, The Avengers had a hell of a lot to live up to. Not because the films that precede it are all awesome (they’re a mix of the good, the bad and the okay), but because this ambitious effort needed to transcend what preceded it and move beyond origin stories to immerse the audience completely in the Marvel Universe. Whilst visual flair may not be Joss Whedon’s strongest suit, the decision to offer him the director’s chair proves inspired as he goes about demonstrating the innate understanding of how to make an ensemble tick that we’ve seen in his TV work (Buffy, Firefly, Dollhouse), depicting a believable world populated by larger-than-life superheroes and striking a balance in the screen time they’re given that doesn’t diminish their individual stature.... More

The Avengers suffers from some of the plausibility problems that plague the genre, but when it’s doing either of the two things it does best (making its farfetched characters as believable as you can without going down the gritty Dark Knight route, and breaking into some great action sequences), it lives up to its immense potential. It’s also the first Marvel film to capture the epic scale, excitement and humour of its source material, best captured in the Rampage-style carnage of the film’s huge final conflagration in which the audience is dazzled rather than bewildered by the way Whedon stages his action and uses CGI and alternately teased into bouts of laughter and applause. Superhero fan or not, The Avengers dares you to not leave delighted.Hide

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BY Zamm superstar

It's great to see earth's super heroes saving the world. It's very entertaining and helps you forget the mundane. Can't wait for the next AVENGERS movie (will there be one?). I've also been a long-time Joss Whedon fan - the AVENGERS is another reason why.

BY Roo grader

An awesome movie, loving the fact that the have combined all the characters. Not so sure about Jeremy Renner, as some one who hasn't seen a lot of the marvel movies I was a little confused on exactly who Samuel Jacksons character Nick Frost was. I did find myself feeling like I was watching a transformers movie during the war scenes. Great action movie and can't wait to see it again!

BY BrionyJae superstar

I feel like it's completely impossible to write a review about 'The Avengers', simply because it's just TOO AMAZING FOR WORDS. But I'll try my best ;)

My favourite part of the film was the character dynamics. We are already somewhat accquainted with these characters, but when you throw them altogether, we get something else entirely, and the film really plays on that. I mean, the interactions between them all - hilarious, adorable, frightening, BRILLIANT. Love it! The characters really drive... More the plot, which works really well. In particular I'd like to mention how great Mark Ruffalo is as the Hulk - seeing as the Hulk's been played by a couple of different actors before, it can't have been easy for him to find his own interpretation. But he gets the balance between the nerdy science genius and the rage-filled monster just perfect! :D

The special effects and the 3D side of things are amazingly done too - I'm not usually sold on 3D, but it's completely worth it here! :)

Errr, so yeah - JUST SEE IT ALREADY hahaaa. You can't miss it!Hide

BY GrahamP superstar

It is about comic book heros saving the world.There were a huge amount of special effects which were impressive.
It lacked grip in the story and in the way it was put together.Some of the actors sounded like they were reading the script.Maybe it was because of the way it was written.
I did find it a little boring.

BY Wice superstar

Loved the action, the 3D, the effects, the heros, the one-liners - the lot! It was pure non-stop entertainment which required no thought whatsoever, just an open mind senses. You've just got to go!

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The Press Reviews

92% of critics recommend.
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  • Finally seeing the damned thing is a bit like standing around a cuckoo clock waiting for noon: you know what to expect, yet you're thrilled into smiling. Full Review

  • A joyous blend of heroism and humour that raises the stakes even as it maintains a firm grip on what makes the individual heroes tick. Full Review

  • It's fun to watch Whedon pitch his heroes against each other. Child's play, maybe, but entertaining all the same. Full Review

  • Whedon and his cohorts have managed to stir all the personalities and ingredients together so that the resulting dish, however familiar, is irresistibly tasty again. Full Review

  • Big, brash and very funny, Joss Whedon’s Avengers Assemble is equal to the sum of its parts – and for once, that’s no faint praise. Suit up. Full Review

  • Like a superior, state-of-the-art model built from reconstituted parts, Joss Whedon's buoyant, witty and robustly entertaining superhero smash-up is escapism of a sophisticated order. Full Review

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