The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers:  Earth's Mightiest Heroes
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
The Invincible Iron Man
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The Avengers

Director: Joss Whedon

Writers: Joss Whedon, Zak Penn, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stan Lee, Pat Kiernan, Thomas Roberts

Voice Cast: Paul Bettany, Lou Ferrigno

Synopsis: Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster.

MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference

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Avengers Intro

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Intro

Marvel Movie Universe Lead Up To The Avengers

Avengers Assemble!

The long anticipated "Avengers" movie is finally here. After so many years of hype, there's only two results that one can expect. It'll either live up to the hype, or it'll become a giant disappointment. There will be no in between. Does this movie live up to the hype of being the first superhero film to feature multiple characters, from different film franchises, to assemble onto one team up movie? Or will it suffer from having too many characters to where the story itself will be mindless dribble, and become all flash, but no substance?

It's been hinted, since the ending credits scene of the first "Iron Man" movie, that an "Avengers" movie was well into the works by Marvel Studios. For those who aren't familiar with the "Avengers", then allow me to briefly explain. The movie itself is based on a comic book by Marvel Comics, where it features various superheroes teaming up to fight the forces of evil. Many of the members each star in their own collective solo comics like "Captain America", "Iron Man", "Thor", "The Incredible Hulk" and etc; while featuring other characters that aren't as well known like "Hawkeye", "Black Widow" and such.

Unlike most superhero films, Marvel Studios has been planning this move for quite sometime. It started with "Iron Man" and "Incredible Hulk" in 2008, and then continued with "Iron Man 2", "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger"; with each film hinting at their inevitable team up. Needless to say, four years is a lot of time to build up hype for this movie; thus it's either going to become one of the best superhero films ever, or it'll fail miserably. As I said earlier, there will be in between with this film. Before I delve into my analysis of this film, I would like to first go over my thoughts on the previous Marvel films leading up to this one first.

I'll admit when the first "Iron Man" movie came out, I thought it was one of the best superhero films ever conceived. As for it's sequel, I was less impressed by it. "Iron Man 2" came off as a watered down sequel because it threw in too many subplots at it's audience. "The Incredible Hulk" essentially stole a lot of plot points from "Iron Man" that it was nothing more than an above average film at best. As for "Thor", I was fairly unimpressed by it to say the least. Don't get me wrong, I can see how some people would like it because of it's unique concept of combining Norse mythology with superhero lore. However, the it's fails to live up to it's potential, as it features a half baked romance, inconsistent special effects, and an uninteresting atmosphere around the Earth settings. Needless to say, my hopes for expecting a great "Avengers" movie wasn't that high after "Thor", as it seemed like Marvel Studios forgot how to make great quality movies. Of course, that's when "Captain America: The First Avenger" film came along.

Granted, it wasn't one of the best superhero films that I've ever seen, but it was certainly far better than any movie that was put out by Marvel Studios; with the notable exclusion of "Iron Man" respectively. Long story short, "Captain America: The First Avenger" totally re-established my faith in the upcoming "Avengers" film.

Anyway, after four years of waiting, does the "Avengers" film live up the hype? Or is it another disappointment? Well, lets get into that now. Picking up where "Thor" left off, the top secret agency known as SHIELD is researching a mysterious cosmic cube that is said contain almost unlimited energy. Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the Norse god of mischief, somehow manages to invade SHIELD's base, and he steals the cube for himself; while hypnotizing a few subordinates to assist them. One of them is namely Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), who many comic fans know as the bad a** rogue archer of the "Avengers."

It's from here that SHIELD proceeds with the "Avengers Initiative", and even feels it's best to recruit "Iron Man"; even though they rejected him originally in "Iron Man 2." However, desperate times call for desperate measures. Unknowingly to the "Avengers", Loki isn't working alone, as he has his own army to invade and enslave Earth. But where did this army come from? Is Loki truly the mastermind behind the whole thing? Or perhaps, he could be nothing more than some lackey acting on behalf of a potentially more dangerous being. I can't really say, as it wouldn't be fair to readers if I gave away too much of the story.

However, I would strongly recommend all readers to watch the movie all the way through to the very end of the credits. I only say this because there's two after movie scenes. One scene where it leaves open for a potential sequel; midway through the credits. And, there's a rather hilarious one at the end of the credits featuring the "Avengers" cast at a restaurant.

The special effects for this movie is pretty much what you'd expect, and there's definitely plenty of action in the film to satisfy any superhero fanatic out there. Although one has to worry that with this many characters, doesn't that mean there's potential that this film could be all flash and no substance? One would probably think that considering how watered down "Iron Man 2" was with too many forced subplots, but you'd be wrong to assume such a thing about "The Avengers."

Granted, there are a lot of characters that this film takes time to develop, and there are a lot of subplots in this movie as well. And to be honest, if you've never seen any of the previous films leading up this one, then you'll probably be lost throughout most of this movie about who some these characters are. Sure, "The Avengers" isn't exactly the hardest movie in the world to comprehend, but some of the story won't make any sense unless you've seen the prior ones leading up to it. Little things like why the hell Thor (Chris Hemsworth) shows up out of nowhere, or the brief references to the events of the previous movies leading up to "The Avengers."

Having said all that, "The Avengers" surprisingly has one of the most engaging character driven stories that I've ever seen for a superhero film. Not only does Joss Whedon do an excellent job developing the characters, but he also still manages to give each main character enough screen time for the audience to connect with them. Plus, you have to almost love how the movie manages to mesh the personalities of these characters together; while still finding the right balance between action and story. Sure, there's a lot of subplots in this movie, but many of them connect well with each other, to play a part of a bigger story that it never feels watered down as one would expect. If anything, the subplots inter connect well with each other, and play a part in the film's main story arc. Although, I would never dare say this is the best superhero film that I've seen, but it's definitely one of the better ones out there, and arguably the most innovative.

As for the cast, all the actors played their parts rather well. None of their performances were too over the top, nor was the acting downplayed at all in this feature. And, as I mentioned earlier, Joss still managed to devote enough screen time for each main character, so the audience could connect with them.

To answer everyone's question about whether or not this film does live up to the hype, I'll simply say this. It not only lives up to the hype, but it surpasses the hype tenfold. Granted, audiences knew going into the movie that they were going to see an innovative action packed superhero film, but it wasn't expected that it would feature arguably one of the most engaging stories ever written for a movie of this genre.

Although, I'd love to give this movie a perfect score, but I can't ignore the fact that there are certain details that won't make a lot of sense to audiences if they've never seen the prior films leading up to this one. Granted, it's not a complex story, but I would definitely recommend readers to catch up on the prior films before watching this, to understand the references. Overall, I would have to give this movie a three and a half out of four. Definitely one of the most innovative and best superhero films out there. If you haven't seen this movie yet, then I'd highly recommend it.


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The Reminder 4 years ago from Canada

Great hub stevennix. I can't wait to watch this in theaters. It looks good and your positive review just won't help my cause because i can't watch it before next week!! AArrgghh!


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Sam Magro 4 years ago from NJ

Cool hub yo.


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CarltheCritic1291 4 years ago

Great Hub Steve, as always. I really enjoyed this film as well. Keep up the great work, voted Up, and Everything Else :)


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Ironman1992 4 years ago

Great review. I liked the movie, but I did not think it lived up to the hype, because even though it had great action, it didn't seem exciting enough except for the scenes with the Hulk.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

It's good to see you back on here, haven't seen you review anything in awhile. Good review though, I'm glad you liked it. I saw it on opening night and me and my friends thought it was a little odd how when we were going there was a thunder storm. It was like God was adding a little extra advertisement for the film lol. As for the after the credits scene, I'll just say I called it. lol

It's good to see you back again, and I hope everythings good.


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mega1 4 years ago

I'm going to see this one, even though I thought I'd grown out of comic heroes. I thought. But no. Look at the graphics! and I'm hoping it will be loud enough to slam me right out of this doldrum I'm in. dulldrum? dohldrum? can't even seem to spell.

So, then, after I see it, I'll come back and read this and I'll really know what you're talking about! Since I haven't seen all the other ones yet, either! fun? imagine, I'm entering a new genre - hope I don't get lost. Thanks again, Steven, you are great!


girltalksshop 4 years ago

I am a sucker for these kind of films, since I have two sons who love them. (I usually watch the superhero movies with them) ; ) I liked the movie Thor, Iron Man 1 & 2, plus Incredible Hulk. I like even Batman, Spiderman, etc. Go figure, huh?... being I am a woman and Mom to boot! Ahh...what can I say, we women like men in uniform...and depicted as a hero makes them more exciting. Awesome hub and interesting. Had to vote it up. Loved the movie trailer! : )


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Cool Hub Steve!

I loved the avengers! I thought it was a perfect start to an amazing enterprise and it has been brought up in ways never tried before...

http://hubpages.com/entertainment/The-Avengers-A-M...

I think it has brought a new era!

If you please have a look at my review :)


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satomko 4 years ago from Macon, GA

Another great review. My only significant problem with the movie is that Tony Stark doesn't seem as nuanced as he appears in the Iron Man movies. I would be willing to suggest that he doesn't get as much room to breathe as he does in his solo films, but Black Widow, a character who never had her own movie, is given ample screen time to have a convincing and discernable character. While it's a good movie all around, I felt that Iron Man--and to a lesser extent Captain America--got the shorter end of the characterization stick.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

@reminder

Thanks. I'm glad you liked the review, and i hope you like the movie too whenever you see it. thanks again buddy for stopping by. :)

@sam

Thank you. :)

@carl the critic

thanks carl. i appreciate that, and you do as well. i hope your doing okay, as i know it's been ages since we last talked. anyway, take care buddy. :)

@iron man

eh to each their own. i thought it lived up to the hype. However it should be interesting to see where Marvel Studios goes from here.

@nickalooch

everything is fine nick. just had to work out some issues going on in my personal life. nothing to be concerned about. however i appreciate the concern, and it's nice to see your still reviewing films as well. anyway, thanks again for stopping by, and you were right about the after credits scene. lol.

@mega1

oh okay, well i hope you write a film review on it then soon, as i would love to get your thoughts on the whole movie. :) anyway, thanks for stopping by mega. :)

@girltalkshop

Thank you. I'm glad you liked the review, and to be honest, I like the batman and spider-man films as well. in fact, i can't wait for the two new ones coming out later this year. anyway, i hope you and your kids enjoy this movie, as it's definitely an entertaining one. :) Anyway, thanks for stopping

@rahul

well, it really depends on where they go from here that'll be interesting. anyway, thanks for stopping by, and i'll be sure to look at your review whenever i can. thanks. :)

@satomko

Well i think the reason they devoted a little more screen time to black widow and hawkeye was because unlike the others, they weren't developed too well in the prior films. black widow only had a few lines in "iron man 2", and "hawkeye" was only in one scene in "thor." therefore, they probably just wanted to develop their character enough for audiences to like them, while taking advantage of the fact that most audiences will know who the other characters are. at least, that's my theory. other than that, i thought the movie was a helluva a lot better than i expected. sure, i knew it was going to have action, and a lot of cgi. however, i wasn't expecting it to have a well rounded story considering all the subplots and characters it was daunted with meshing together. anyway, thanks for stopping by. :)


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

Being a big Joss Whedon fan, above all else I am proud of him. Im glad he is finally getting world wide recognition for his ability


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

well they definitely picked the right man for the job with this movie. i just hope they let him do two more "avengers" films, as he did a really good job with this one.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

I believe its his choice


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rabbit75 4 years ago

This is a great review Stevennix, and am very glad you enjoyed watching the Avengers. I wonder if this film will be remembered in movie history? I sure hope so.

As for where Marvel goes from the Avengers, the sky is the limit. They broke new ground with the Avengers and all the movies that led up to this epic event. I'm really expecting Marvel to break even more ground.

As you said, they got the right man for the job. Actually, they got the right creative people to make this movie a reality...something that those at DC/Warner seemingly don't have.

Great review, voted up and awesome!


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

@rabbit75

Thanks Rabbit. I'm glad you liked the review. Yeah, it should be interesting to where Marvel takes things from here. It's a shame DC/WB is taking their time with superhero films, as I know a "Justice League" film (done right) would blow this one out of the water. However, with the way things are now, it might be awhile for that to happen. Anyway, thanks for stopping by.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

@nickalooch

thats true....BUT...thats only assuming he didn't sign a contract to be obligated to do the next two movies. lol. however, knowing marvel, i doubt they did, so i think your right about that one. hopefully, he does though.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

I believe his contract had an option for to come back for the sequel. I doubt we will know anything for a good year and a half or so as he will want to take some time off.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

yeah, that's true. plus, they have to build up hype for "Iron Man 3" and "Thor 2" for next year, so they'll probably focus on those movies first before moving on with their other plans.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

I'm working on a preview of both Iron Man 3 and Thor 2. I am fully aboard the hype machine of Marvel Studios. They should hire me. Especially for predicting the post-credits scene a year ago. I'm just saying. lol


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

lol. that they should, or better yet, maybe wb/dc should hire you so that way they'll have one person that knows how to the get ball rolling on a justice league movie.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

for one. id start by burning everything/one involved in Green Lantern. I think id be very well liked for doing that to, id get a good solid reputation right away.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

lol. I don't know if the movie was that bad, but yeah they should've planned it out better though, as it seems like dc/wb doesn't seem to know what direction they want to go with their superhero films.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

They need to get some fresh and creative minds (me, that would be a good start) involved. I know you weren't particularly happy with Marvel before Avengers, but I liked the people they had involved. They all deeply cared for the project and I personally believe it will only get better from here on out as they delve into some deeper and darker material. I firmly believe Avengers 3 will now be Civil War as well.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

really? i would've thought the trilogy would lead into the Infinity Gauntlet saga with Thanos, as the main villain in part 3, while pulling the strings in the first two films. At least, that's what i thought. however, we'll have to wait and see, as they could go anywhere from this point.


klarawieck 4 years ago

Nice, Steven! We went to see it on Monday. It started a bit slow, but then the second half was worth the wait. I had seen all the films leading up to this one, so I didn't miss a beat. We liked it, but I was kind of hoping that Thor would get a chance to say hello to his girl... but apparently they sent her away into some kind of mission... whatever! The piss contest between Iron Man and Thor was great. Loved it. And I hope they make a movie about The Black Widow... she really kicked some serious a**!!! Great review, buddy. You're awesome!


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

I would be stunned if they do the Infinity Gauntlet honestly. I think they will go with the Soul Gems instead. The Infinity Gauntlet could be for Part 2, and if it is, they will have to do something with it in Thor 2 or the Guardians of Galaxy film coming up. If thats the case, Yes it is the Infinity Gauntlet. I would explain as to why I think the Civil War is coming up in Part 3, but I really feel like we have spoken to much about the Avengers film already now.


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Bigpayno 4 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

Great Hub man. I LOVED this movie! I'm a super hero junky so I've loved all the movies. The Iron Man flicks are by far my favorite. I agree the first was better, but I still liked both. I thought Thor was good just because I'm into Mythology as well, so it was a good combo, but I do get ya on the story line being weak.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

@klara

I actually heard that a "Black Widow" film was in the works, and a "Hawkeye" one as well. however, i guess we'll have to wait and see. they might show Thor's gf in the thor sequel next year. Anyway, i'm glad you likd the movie, and the review. Thanks for stopping by Klara, as it's a pleasure as always.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

@nickalooch

that's true. i think it'll be interesting to see where Marvel Studios takes their new found movie universe.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

i'm working on a preview of Iron Man 3 right now, everything I have read about it makes me rather intrigued. Even more intriguing, Thor 2.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

@bigpayno

Thanks buddy for taking the time to share some of your thoughts with us. I'm glad you liked the review. :)


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

@nickalooch

Well it should be interesting. i'm a bit disappointed though that they haven't introduced "Iron Man's" arch nemesis, "Mandarin", as you can't have an iron man trilogy without his most well known nemesis appearing at least once.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

of course they will deny it. just like Nolan denying Cotilard is playing Talia al Ghul. Mandarin has to be in Iron Man 3 considering all of the build up to it. The Ten Rings has been alluded to in all of the previous films.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

@nickalooch

Well we'll have to wait and see how it plays out. I'm just curious to see how they'll introduce him into the film.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

Yup. More will be known in the next few months as filming starts in the next few days. I bet we get a trailer sometime around The Dark Knight Rises.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

eh probably. you never know. i just hope the next thor and iron man sequels are good.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

dont be a doubter again lol


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

Who's being a doubter? All I said was lets wait and see. Besides, a lot of things can happen between now and the next "Avengers" film.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

What worries me above all else is Robert Downey Jrs contract being up after Iron Man 3. A lot changes if they are unable to resign him


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

really? i didn't know that. i thought he already had a multi-movie contract with them. i hope they can resign him, as i can't really imagine any other actor pulling off that part as well as he did.


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Nickalooch 4 years ago from Columbia, MD

Kevin Feige said that they have contingencies in place if they can't resign him. Which still worries me.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

well im sure if the money is right, then he'll come back.


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Robwrite 4 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Hi Steven; This was a fantastic action film and I think its the best comic bok adaptation yet made. Joss Whedon did an amazing job bringing the characters to life and creating some laugh-out-loud moments. And unlike most hero films, the ending action sequence was not disappointing.

All around, this was extremely well done.

Excellent review,

Rob


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

I second that notion rob. Thanks for stopping by to share some of your thoughts with us. :)


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rjbatty 4 years ago from Irvine

Stevennix: I'd have to differ with you on a few points. First, I was not as impressed with "The Avengers" as I was with "Thor," which you down-graded. For me, "The Avengers" amounted to another -- how much destruction can you display on downtown Manhattan -- a theme and pictorial we've seen countless times previously. Nothing about "Thor" was completely predictable, whereas I thought "The Avengers" to be a rather standard plot. While "Thor" took us to other universes, "The Avengers" was solidly grounded on NY City (again). I don't know about you but I'm getting kind of board of seeing buildings getting destroyed, of people on the street running from cover -- all from some alien-invading force. I understand from a film perspective one needs to see the destructive power of the enemy, but screenwriters MUST think of a new way to convey this other than showing every car on the street exploding or even football stadiums imploding. I think our minds are capable of more now after all the previous scenes of destruction. After all, this tradition came into existence with Godzilla destroying Tokyo, and that was decades ago. The idea has just become stale -- no matter the FX realism. I'd much rather view Thor combating Frost Giants than seeing people falling through glass windows.

The second point is that a lot of people have gone to see "The Avengers" who never watched any of the previous super-hero movies, and they were not confused/befuddled or irritated by not knowing every detail of the characters' pasts. Marvel is receiving a lot of praise for raising "The Avengers" by patiently releasing one hero film after another over a period of years. I think this is nonsense and (frankly) a huge waste of time. People are not as dumb as they appear. I think "The Avengers" could have been introduced as a singular film without any of the previous Marvel titles and probably experienced the same success. In fact my hope is that WB/DC will reverse engineer Marvel's experiment and simply introduce a Justice League of America film without all the background filler. In my opinion origin stories are pretty boring -- especially to the comic book crowd. We know that baby Kal El will eventually become The Man of Steel, so why re-hash it. If you don't know the origin of Superman, it's pretty much like you've been living in a cave. WB has already done six Superman films and probably more for Batman. If you missed this entire time span, you were probably in a coma. So, I would encourage WB/DC to boldly produce a JLA motion picture without all the preparation. They floundered with Green Lantern, but Batman has been a success, and we have reason to hope that the new Superman re-bake will garner an even bigger follower for the DC universe. And I do not care if they are planning on a trilogy with the new Superman or not. WB/DC should just go ahead and hire a new young crop of actors to play the JLA. The audience will figure out that this team-up occurs at a different time period (or they won't). Either way, it doesn't matter. The core comic book addicts -- dating back to the Silver Age -- will NOT be confused. In fact, speaking for myself, I'd be delighted if the producers spared me all the origin stories -- which are not of the best story telling. If need be a group motion picture could depict short flash backs of how The Flash became the Flash, how the Martian Manhunter came to be the sole surviving Martian. A film could spend five minutes of explaining this material through very careful editing. So, no, I don't agree that "The Avengers" really needed all the preceding films to bring its story to the big screen. At some point you have to rely on either the intelligence of the audience or their complete indifference to background summaries.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

Well to each their own. I still stand by my own opinions, but I respect your argument as well. Normally, I would try to rebuttle, but lately I haven't been myself. lol. Long story. However, I appreciate you taking the time to write such a well organized and detailed comment though. Oh and thanks for reading my review. :)


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rjbatty 4 years ago from Irvine

Love that sniper kitty.

Also, I forgot to mention that your review of The Avengers was the best of the crop. Hope you are feeling better soon. If you see your skin turning green, try not to get angry.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

lol. nah, it's nothing serious trust me. however, i appreciate the concern, and thanks for the compliment. idk if my review would be the best of the crop, but thanks.


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Anath 4 years ago

I enjoyed the film, needless to say Black Widow was my favourite character I really liked her first scene, amazing!


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

Yeah Black Widow was a cool character in this movie. I've been hearing rumors for awhile that she might even get her own solo film after this, but we'll see. It would be kind of exciting if that did happen. Anyway, thanks for stopping by


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reagu 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Seen it 3 times already. The Avengers is the best superhero movies since Spider-Man.


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Traqqer 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Scarlet johanssen (spelling?) was a mistake! they should have gotten someone who is slimmer. She's just a bit too bottom-heavy. IMHO, Colbie Smulders should have played that role. I hate it when they take a blonde and make them a redhead as well.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

@reagu

cool. im glad to hear you liked the film. :)


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

@traqqer

Well to each their own. I thought she did a good job with it. Anyway, thanks for stopping by.


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rjbatty 4 years ago from Irvine

I saw the movie in 3D, which for my wife and I cost $28.00. I liked the 3D effects, but I'm not sure it's really worth the added expense -- especially with other big movies coming out soon. (We're on a tight budget.) I'll probably see the new Batman, and Ridley Scott's Prometheus, but I may wait for Spider-Man as a rental (not sure). I wish the studios would spread out these blockbuster films over the course of a year -- rather than bunching them all up during the summer. Anyone else feel the same way?


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

eh what can you do? it's all about the big bucks to most studios these days. However, i'm glad to hear you got a chance to see it though, and i hope you enjoy the other films you mentioned as well; regardless if you see them in a theater or on dvd or whatever. anyway, thanks for coming by again.


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Fullerman5000 4 years ago from Louisiana, USA

Great review. I still have yet to see this film but I am anxiously waiting. Always enjoy reading your reviews. I also heard rumor of a Justice Leauge movie now. Hopefully they wont mess that one up, I would think they would almost have to start from scratch.


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rjbatty 4 years ago from Irvine

I keep dreaming of a really well-made Wonder Woman film. The subject matter lends itself to a limitless imagination. Of course, I would insist on screening all the potential candidates personally.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

@fullerman

thanks. im glad you liked the review, and i hope you like the movie as well. hopefully this film will make dc churn out a justice league film soon.

@rjbatty

lol. one can only dream right. lol. anyway, thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us. :)


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daskittlez69 4 years ago from midwest

This movie was awesome. The best comic book movie so far by a long shot.


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Um...Idk if i'd go that far, but to each their own. Anyway, I'm glad you liked the movie, and hopefully the sequel will be just as epic. :)


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mrpopo 4 years ago from Canada

Great review Stevennix. I thought it was a great movie and definitely one of the better superhero movies to date. Wasn't expecting a fantastic storyline, but I thought this one did well for the most part.

There were only a couple of things bugging me from the movie, like Loki giving one line about how Thor somehow got there with dark energy, or how the Hulk was able to differentiate between friend and foe just before the alien invasion. When did he learn to do that?

I thought this script parody was good at outlining some of the movie's flaws:

Despite all that, still a great movie. Just goes to show how the characters, the plot and the action are solid enough to let you overlook these rather minor errors.


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

Well I think the thing about this movie is that it heavily relies on the idea that everyone in the audience already has a basic idea of who they are already, and I have a feeling in "Thor 2", they'll probably explain that one plot hole there, as it could easily take place between "Thor" and "The Avengers." Same thing if they decide to make a sequel to the "Incredible Hulk", or choose to use the upcoming TV series on ABC to explain it. Idk. It'll be interesting where they go from here. Anyway, thanks for stopping by, as I'm glad you liked the review, and movie. :)


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mrpopo 4 years ago from Canada

I assume they will explain it in Thor 2, but if it is a major issue in the movie (Loki mentioned it was dark energy) I can only wonder why Thor didn't bring it up or even look concerned about it.

I guess my script parody link is being blocked, but it's on the site Cracked. Search for "cracked avengers" on Google and it should be the first hit called "If 'Avengers' Was 10 Times Shorter and 100 Times More Honest".


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

Oh okay. I'll be sure to check it out then. Thanks for the recommendation Mr. Popo, and for sharing some of your thoughts with us. :)

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