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The Avengers

Directed by Joss Whedon
United States, 2012
Action, Sci-Fi


Earth’s mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

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The Avengers Directed by Joss Whedon

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2013 | Nominee: Best Achievement in Visual Effects

BAFTA Awards

2013 | Nominee: Best Special Visual Effects

The stamp of [Whedon’s] personality is practically unquestionable: There’s a certain indirectness in many special-effects shots, a respect for capturing motion in an unbroken take… In an industry that systematically alienates everything that doesn’t contribute to “impressive effects” and “an easy-to-understand, primitive story,” what Whedon brings to the table is practically a miracle in and of itself.
October 17, 2012
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The Avengers is sleek, colorful, and often funny, but this veils a deliberate allegiance to an ideology that not only devalues non-American life, it can’t even bring itself to show combat death. It’s as far removed from reality as the nameless casualties of US drone strikes are from our field of vision.
September 01, 2012
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A great deal of the credit for [its high quality] has to go to Joss Whedon, the writer-director. Whedon is already a fascinating case of contemporary transmedia authorship; how does The Avengers fit into his work? Certainly family dynamics have been at the heart of all of his television work, just as they are in The Avengers. He has spoken of this as his chief interest in making it: "These people shouldn’t be in the same room, let alone on the same team — and that is the definition of family.
May 28, 2012
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