Everything but Hawkeye. It's nice to see a comic book film that isn't ashamed of the fact that it is a comic book film.
The lack of Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Nat Portman, Kat Dennings, and Patrick Doyle's score in this film disturbed me to the very bone.
The Avengers is probably the best Marvel movie yet and with Joss Whedon at the helm it's no wonder. The movie is a ton of fun and every character receives excellent treatment. The thing I'm most impressed with though is the handling of the Hulk who I hadn't previously enjoyed in the movies that much. Won't say more than that. See it. You'll be pleased.
simple, dull, extremely boring. i mean it's partially my fault i paid to see it. what could i have been expecting?
whedon should stick to superheroes and stay away from horror altogether. How many times have we seen nyc destroyed and mean nothing? well here it is again but damnit you care and it's awesome. I dislike all the stand alone films for these characters and expected a total mess of a film and instead got one of the best superhero films ever made - spiderman 2 still holds that title.
Marvel set out to create the ultimate superhero movie with THE AVENGERS, and despite massive expectations they delivered with flying colors. Assembling Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk, along with the Black Widow and Hawkeye, the film deftly combines the franchises with surprising agility. Huge, sprawling, and lots of fun, THE AVENGERS is pure summer entertainment at its best.
B for blah. Maybe i expected more because it's Whedon, who has turned so many other genres on their heads. i get that not everything has to be cerebral and blockbuster season begins now, but Avengers did nothing for me. I didn't hate it, but I'm surprised I didn't start drooling on myself after awhile. A few laughs and some decent acting vs. waaaaay too many things blowing up in the last 45 min. for me makes blah.
Sure it's stupid, that's the fun of it. But despite its silliness, The Avengers succeeds due to the crackling chemistry between the actors (Mark Ruffalo in particular is worth the ticket admission alone), and the, for-the-most-part, competent direction provided by Joss Whedon. Michael Bay should take note: this is how you make a crowd-pleasing popcorn film.
Comic-cons wet dream come true; the realization of the long promised 'Avengers'. As far as summer style blockbusters go this one does deliver in that "throw everything against the wall and lets see what sticks" kind of way.Effects why it is a marvel with some amazing set pieces and battlesl Performance wise we get what we expect with Evans, Downey and Ruffalo coming off best. Let the empty headed summer begin.
The first hour is heavy with exposition and not very interesting. The film never successfully establishes why we should fear Loki or the tesseract. Once the group gets together there's some fun to be had watching different types of hero bounce off each other. Whedon has some flair for the verbal but little for the visual, until the ecstatically overcharged finale delivers the big, fun spectacle we were promised.
By the end it felt like a bunch of five year old boys throwing their action figures together while making explosion sounds with their lips. Loki is not a great antagonist, his motives are cliched, his scenes are weak, and I never quite believed him. The protagonists did more posing than struggling. We could of done with a lot less exposition as well. The humor was great though.