The Avengers

The Avengers

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The Avengers

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). 

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.

2012Rating: M, contains violence142 minsUSA
ActionAdventure
92%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

4.0
0
Box Office Magazine

Box Office Magazine

press

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.

3.0
0

Great Epic

This has to be one of the best superhero films of all time hands down. The fantastic performance from the whole cast is quite incredible. With none of the characters felling minor or major respectively. The new cast member of Jeremy Renner's hawke-eye is probably the weakest of all of the character's but still dose not feel to weak that he comes boring so...

4.0
0

Just A Marvel ;)

So, I've seen this film three times now - and I can honestly say it was worth every dollar I spent! Seeing it in 2D is just as good as seeing it in 3D, although there are some seriously cool shots that you should DEFINITELY see in 3D if you can. Things I particularly picked up on the 2nd and 3rd times around were just the amazing subtlety of the actors in...

5.0
0

Entertaining film

So... I hadn't watched some of the films leading up to this, (I missed Thor and Captain America), but was still able to follow the story. Fantastic effects, good story, funny one-liners - enjoyable film!

4.0
0

Earth's Mightiest Finally Assemble

In 2008, Marvel began their journey to creating a film universe where the stories we have been watching were taking place in one continuity. They began that year with the films "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk", each providing a minute amount of detail and background to something called "The Avengers Initiative". These little easter egg's carried on...

4.0
0

Wonderful Mr. Whedon :)

We knew he could. We hoped he would. And Joss Whedon did - he delivered a fun, action-packed popcorn-fest with a heart. A script full of zingers, well-thought out action that enables each character a wee bit of development whilst retaining continuity with their individual Marvel movie franchises. Building on 'Captain America', 'Thor,' 'Iron Man,' and 'The...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

4.0
0
Box Office Magazine

Box Office Magazine

press

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.

3.0
0

Great Epic

This has to be one of the best superhero films of all time hands down. The fantastic performance from the whole cast is quite incredible. With none of the characters felling minor or major respectively. The new cast member of Jeremy Renner's hawke-eye is probably the weakest of all of the character's but still dose not feel to weak that he comes boring...

4.0
0

Just A Marvel ;)

So, I've seen this film three times now - and I can honestly say it was worth every dollar I spent! Seeing it in 2D is just as good as seeing it in 3D, although there are some seriously cool shots that you should DEFINITELY see in 3D if you can. Things I particularly picked up on the 2nd and 3rd times around were just the amazing subtlety of the actors...

5.0
0

Entertaining film

So... I hadn't watched some of the films leading up to this, (I missed Thor and Captain America), but was still able to follow the story. Fantastic effects, good story, funny one-liners - enjoyable film!

4.0
0

Earth's Mightiest Finally Assemble

In 2008, Marvel began their journey to creating a film universe where the stories we have been watching were taking place in one continuity. They began that year with the films "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk", each providing a minute amount of detail and background to something called "The Avengers Initiative". These little easter egg's carried on...

4.0
0

Wonderful Mr. Whedon :)

We knew he could. We hoped he would. And Joss Whedon did - he delivered a fun, action-packed popcorn-fest with a heart. A script full of zingers, well-thought out action that enables each character a wee bit of development whilst retaining continuity with their individual Marvel movie franchises. Building on 'Captain America', 'Thor,' 'Iron Man,' and 'The...

4.0
0