The Avengers Review

by Brodie Marchant Featured 32 Comments 49 Votes 2083 Views 25/04/2012 Back to Articles
The Avengers. A culmination of years and years of planning and other movies setting it up. You might have seen little 5 minute prologues to movies before, just something small usually released on the Internet to hype things up a little and set the scene. A lot of these are done in the form of a single issue comic. It's not necessary, but as I said, it sets the scene. Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Captain America and Thor are fiive movies that cost hundreds of millions of dollars to make, but seem so ridiculously small in comparison to The Avengers.


I re-watched all of the lead up movies this week, and seriously had doubts about The Avengers. How can you make a more action packed superhero film than Iron Man 2? How can they top that? I still don't know, I really don't. The movie was huge, it was epic. The action set pieces were just incredible, and now that I think about it there was really only two or three, but the scale was just enormous. It's all choreographed and shot just beautifully. Any comparisons to Transformers from the small snippets we were given in the trailers are all completely null. This movie makes Transformers look small.

Now onto Whedon. By some miracle, Marvel hired Joss Whedon to write and direct this movie. That's the only way this could have worked. He is such a character focused person, and that's what The Avengers are, a group of really great characters. In other action movies, the only real characters of the film are the action set pieces and you never really feel anything for anything happening. The characters all interacting with each other is what makes this movie great. Joss Whedon nailed it with the script, the banter between all of them is hilarious. Every actor really brought it as well. There was not a performance that I didn't like. They all completely owned their characters. Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner were the standouts though.

You may have been hearing rumblings that the Hulk is the best thing about this movie. Well, he is. The reason Hulk worked so well in this, and not the other Hulk films, is because here he is damn scary. He is dangerous, and not just to normal civilians we don't care about. He's a huge risk to everyone. To Iron man, to Thor, to Captain America. He's also got some of the best physical comedy in the film. There's one moment where he does something, and it was easily the biggest laugh in the cinema. You'll know it when you see it.
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The entire film is absolutely hilarious throughout, and incredibly action packed. I pegged 21 Jump Street as the funniest film of the year. I was so wrong. The Avengers packs just as many laughs as punches, and when it's being called the biggest action film ever, that means a lot. People are going to be calling this the best superhero film ever and the best action film ever. Best action film I can definitely agree with, but best superhero film, I'm not so sure. What I can say though is that it's probably the most enjoyable film I've ever seen. It's just so much fun, from start to finish. If you haven't already, go to the movies, buy a huge tub of popcorn, and sit down and just enjoy this thing. It's so much bigger than anyone was expecting.

By Brodie Marchant

The Avengers
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5.0
Director Joss Whedon
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo
Rating M
Length 142 minutes
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I'm soo keen to see this again!
Ohh man!
Soooooo keen to see this after reading this, great review! (*)
My god, it looks liked it lived up to the hype. Can't wait to see this. [Derp]
As a fan of the comics, I can say Joss Whedon made the impossible task of pleasing the Marvel loyalists and the casual audiences, possible. Not only did he succeed, but he and the screenwriters blew it out of the water. The dialog is solid, laugh-out loud and well acted, and the continuity of the characters, their histories, the events in their own individual movies and all of their accomplices and relationships made it to the Avengers intact. I knew Joss would kill it seeing as how he wrote Astonishing X-Men and an excellent story-arc of New Avengers back in '04. Also, the fact that he made Firefly and Serenity made me confident he'd pull this off, which he did. Mad props.

I think Robert Downey Jr. really shined here, he's just so damn funny and witty and Iron Man is probably the key star, even if all of them got equal screen-time. And Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts was awesome, and I was left wondering when she became so damn hot! Must be the red hair. Oh and I agree about the Hulk; Mark Ruffalo did an awesome job considering he's taking the role from two other actors before him.
Wait, the movie is really THAT good? I was expecting it to be good but to be bringing in 5 star ratings and claims of near-perfection is pretty good!

... Off to the cinemas I go :)
5 stars, eh?

Just made me want to see it more. But I gotta see the follow-up movies first, damn it [Shifty]
Was a very good movie, I ended up getting the last ticket to the first screening, and had to sit on the side right near the screen tho [Shifty].
Got a shit view, but man was it awesome! [Derp]
i had a crap view aswell ... but I really liked it =D. There was some cheesyness, and I hated the audience in the theatre who insisted on clapping ... but other then that it'd be my favourite superhero movie

Marge said: i had a crap view aswell ... but I really liked it . There was some cheesyness, and I hated the audience in the theatre who insisted on clapping ... but other then that it'd be my favourite superhero movie


Plus one to that brother!

Anyone on the fence, GO AND WATCH IT!
I'd rate it the same, but I didn't reckon it was that hilarious, but it definately had its funny parts. Marvel had only one shot at making the superhero film fans and audiences have been waiting for, and they got it right when they hired Whedon to pull it off, he did an outstanding job, but also credit to the actors who worked so well together and brought their characters to life. Not once did I feel like any one of them was getting more attention or screen time than the other, it was perfectly balanced. I'm also happy that Hulk was handled a lot differently than in the Bana/Norton movies, he isn't so obssessed with curing himself and instead is helping other people.

I have to say though, I am looking forward to Iron Man 3 and getting back to basics. I think after The Avengers it's just what the franchise needs now.
Was awesome though not funny. Trying to get cheap laughs has a negative effect on me:P

I wante Bana as the hulk:P reckon he is the best hulk:P

Marge said: i had a crap view aswell ... but I really liked it . There was some cheesyness, and I hated the audience in the theatre who insisted on clapping ... but other then that it'd be my favourite superhero movie

I hate people who clap at end of movies. So bloody stupid
I love when something gets a lot of hype and it actually delivers.
Can't wait till I finally get the chance to watch it.
Great review.
I went to see this yesterday and was blown away.
It had everything, action, love, humour.
I'm not tempted by many movies to see them again, but this one I am
Saw it again last night.
Wouldn't change a thing in this review, still love it just as much.
Few things I didn't touch on like Clark Greg being fantastic as Agent Coulson, and the film tugging on a few heart strings at moments without going too far.
I've always been pretty skeptical about superhero movies. A lot of the time they don't care to strike a balance between action and emotion, and throw out the entire notion of pace.
But I've never cared for a group of people as I did in this movie, somehow they managed to make me really care about the dynamic of the relationships between The Avengers, even with such little time to build it up.
And that last action sequence - holy hell. Never have I seen something so frantic and so cohesive at the same time.
Also - Hulk.
Whats the 3D like? i'm gonna see this tomorrow evening UK time and in 3D just wanted some views on it.
Good review though @shiversul , you better be on the money with the 5 star rating otherwise ill be back to troll your ass :P !
Great review, Brodski :)

I loved the chemistry between Ruffalo and Downey. They've worked together before, so I assume it comes natural to them, but it was awesome for their characters and I would love to see a Hulk/Iron Man film.

Or if they haven't got a Hulk film planned, chuck him in Iron Man 3.
I was thinking the same thing!
They did drive off together at the end :P
^^^ good point I think it clearly states that hulk is gonna be in IM3
Well Ruffalo has said he hasn't heard anything about that, and he's the absolute worst at keeping secrets, seriously.

So I really doubt it :(

chucky110 said:

Marge said: i had a crap view aswell ... but I really liked it . There was some cheesyness, and I hated the audience in the theatre who insisted on clapping ... but other then that it'd be my favourite superhero movie

I hate people who clap at end of movies. So bloody stupid


Clapping at the end is stupid but even that was somewhat understandable. This audience clapped numerous times during the movie. It was horrible.

Dicky said: Whats the 3D like? i'm gonna see this tomorrow evening UK time and in 3D just wanted some views on it.


I didn't notice any good 3D. You won't notice it either. Still probably better then 2D
I'm watching it very soon and this review and comments are making me suffocate with excitement =_=
Great review, this has me even more psyched to watch it!
You know what, best superhero movie really isn't a stretch...
I pegged First Class as the best, but this IS better.
Definitely top, top tier.
Watchmen, The Dark Knight, X-Men 2, X-Men: First Class, Spider-Man 2, The Avengers
Good review.

I definitely agree Hulk was the highlight of the film.

"Hulk strongest there is!!"
Great review, however I disagree (and so do a lot of other people) about Iron Man 2 being the previous peak of super hero films. It lacks the original's charm and is really not that great. The Avengers was, however, a masterpiece...it will be a long time before it is topped
Went and saw this today, it was epic, loved the sound work but felt they could have been more. I actually notices at some parts in the film I was literally gripping my seat because of how gripping the action was. Real edge-of-your-seat stuff.

Easily the best movie I've seen in the last handful of years!

Good review :)

spidey81 said: Great review, however I disagree (and so do a lot of other people) about Iron Man 2 being the previous peak of super hero films. It lacks the original's charm and is really not that great. The Avengers was, however, a masterpiece...it will be a long time before it is topped


I don't think I said it was the best one..?
I don't like that film at all. I just meant it has a lot of action when I said "topped it".

I pegged 21 Jump Street as the funniest film of the year. I was so wrong. The Avengers packs just as many laughs as punches,



I disagree with this. It has funny parts, but is still an action film.

Great movie though.
Yo MMGN, you should send Brodski to go see The Lucky One... just for the lols.

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