Marvel's The Avengers

 (26,920)8.02 h 22 min2012X-RayPG-13
Marvel’s The Avengers is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow.
Directors
Joss Whedon
Starring
Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans
Genres
Action
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Kevin Feige
Studio
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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BeckieBeaReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2019
2.0 out of 5 starsThe movie was great, the quality was not
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I watched this last night with the family. There was something seriously messed up with the sound. The background music was much to loud and the speaking was too low. We had to resort to closed captioning which took us out of the movie a bit. We've watched three other Marvel movies since this one, and did not have any trouble with those. Highly disappointed in the quality of the movie.
35 people found this helpful
One Broken ShoelaceReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsNo Loki - No Mo-ki.
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If Tom Hiddleston is in it, I’m there. Evan Peter as Quicksilver too.
If not, the Joy has gone out of Mudville, because no one realized what Tim H and Evan Peters bring to this franchise : sex, wit,sex, intelligence, great sense of timing,and a great sense of humor and humanity. Yes, yes, Chris Hemsworth is the Best Chris, But I don’t deserve to have to sit thru long scenes with the big, bald good guy, do I? Just because it’s not a Hemsworth scene. (BTW: Chris Pine is second best Chris.) we all know how fun and / or heartbreaking or plotmoving Loki And Quicksilver can be.
And please don’t tell me about Disney and Marvel And Peter Miximoff and blah blah.
The scene where Peters breaks thru to rescue Thor will be taught in film schools for the next 20 year.
17 people found this helpful
Julia WReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2014
5.0 out of 5 starsTwo years later, this is still one of the best films in my collection
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This is one of the best films I've ever seen, not just because it's a fun action film, filled with characters that I've grown to love, but because it was the first of its kind, setting the bar for other multiple-character franchises. It's a first, and because of this it absolutely has its flaws, but it's definitely a game changer.

Despite having seven lead characters (counting all Avengers plus Loki), everyone got at least a few moments of screen time devoted to their development. With seven leads, that's pretty amazing. We have the quiet moments, the little gestures and phrases that have been picked apart time and again by the fans that have granted a depth to the film that wouldn't have been possible if this were the first time we met any of these characters, and that's the real beauty of Avengers. It's a team-up flick, but it's a team-up of characters we've all been introduced to before. (Even if you hadn't seen any of the previous films, there was a sort of pop culture awareness around most of them by the time it was released that you'd be hard pressed to go in blind about anyone except the characters who didn't have their own film yet and were, however regrettably, less important because of it.)

Combine that with a well-loved director who isn't afraid to sucker punch his audience, and you've got a perfect mix for a film that doesn't just thrill audiences with fight scenes that are larger-than-life, but gets people to invest emotionally in a fictional world. Avengers was released more than two years ago, but the film is still being picked apart and very much alive in the hearts and minds of the fans because of Marvel's expert world-building. In every show, every film, you see threads that lead back (or forward) to other events in the Universe, and it's this sort of continuity that the fans love. They pick up on every little reference, read into every word of dialogue, every prop placement, every choice that the creative team makes, and this is what has made Avengers so successful. It stands up to that test, and even with ten films under Marvel's belt, there's still very few inconsistencies. (Especially when you compare it to the next largest Marvel franchise, X-Men, which has some major timeline problems around Wolverine.)

All in all, this is a film that should be in every collection because it's not just great, it's revolutionary.
77 people found this helpful
stephenReviewed in the United States on May 29, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Movie with lots of action
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I enjoy all of the Marvel movies and this one is in the top 10. It's not as good as the later 3 that follows, Ultron, infinity wars and Endgame but it's still cool to see a lot of the Marvel characters come together for the first time. The graphics are great for the year it came out (2012 i think?) and the acting is very good as well. I would recommend watching if you haven't seen this yet!
11 people found this helpful
AlexandraReviewed in the United States on October 3, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsI could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.
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This movie is to date (10/2019), THE BEST MCU movie. I don't care what anybody says, Endgame was an absolute TRAVESTY. My expectations for a movie had never been so high, my disappointment never so deep.

BUT. Joss Whedon's Avengers 1--UNlike Endgame--was EXCELLENT: It focused on the most important characters. It left political propaganda OUT. It nailed EVERY character (even the small ones), in a way I think other MCU films may have matched, but never exceeded. It had a perfectly adequate and well-developed plot arc, and managed simultaneously to remain true to each of the individual characters' arcs. It pulled things from other MCU movies, but did not let references to other movies pull you out of the present movie. The script was EXCELLENT. The lines that have been remembered actually DESERVE to be remembered. EXCELLENT monologues and dialogues. (Endgame's was so inane it was absurd) Deep messages that can and should be pondered over multiple times. A VERY re-watchable movie. A real work of art.
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erdprodReviewed in the United States on December 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat flick!
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First thing I'd say is you really need to watch Captain America, the First Avenger and then the first Thor. It will help you better understand some of the things in this movie. To understand Loki's motivation and how he got where he got. To understand Hydra, and Hydra's weapons. To understand Captain America and how he got where he got. To understand Doctor Selvig and how he got into this situation. And you need to watch them PAST the ending credits to the previews of the next step in the Marvel universe. Both films do that.

Overall this was a terrific film. Lots of character building. Lots of action. Lots of special effects and lots of stars. I personally wished they put more of Pepper Potts in this movie.

I loved they way they developed the character of Black Widow.

Joss Whedon did a great job writing and directing this film.

For me this was the second best Marvel Universe film, my top favorite is Thor Ragnarok.

I liked this film better than both sequels.
4 people found this helpful
Empire BuilderReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2013
5.0 out of 5 starsShut up and enjoy this movie
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I grew up reading Marvel comics in the 70s, and I love this movie. I've watched it 3 or 4 times. The characters are witty, the dialog is fast-paced. With this many stars, it's tough to give them all enough screen time but the directorial style of flipping from the viewpoint of one major character to another is brilliant. You get to see the same scene from multiple viewpoints, and it really is gripping.

Yeah, there is some suspension of disbelief, and it's never clear whether the bad guys are robots or organic or some mixture of the two, but who cares. It's a visual feast.

For me, the high point was... wait, first some back story. Whenever I watch movies with my kids, I am always "getting" some inside joke that they have no frame of reference for, and I have to explain to them, "see, when I was a kid, there was this TV show, and there was some character who always said...". Recently I bought a Looney Tunes collection for them to watch, and among the collection are a lot of road runner cartoons. And when Tony Stark says, "What Loki's got is an Acme Dynamite Kit, and it's going to blow up in his face", my kids were all, "Dad! We got that reference!" Which I find especially ironic because in this very same movie, there's a reference to the flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz, and Cap America gets very excited and says, "I got that! I understand that reference!". Life imitates art. You gotta love it.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsMarvel's 1st blockbuster about how growing power of Earth brought new challenges from other worlds
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The Avengers was Marvel’s first blockbuster. It brought together all the main characters that had been introduced in the previous films. It was a tale about how great power brought great challenges. The emergence of super heroes on Earth led to new threats in this case Thanos and the Chitauri led by Loki in an invasion of Earth.

The story focuses upon Thanos looking for the Tesseract, which had not yet been revealed as containing an Infinity Stone. Thanos sent Loki to sow chaos upon Earth and obtain the Tesseract followed by an invasion by the Chitauri to conquer the planet. Joss Whedon and Zak Penn wrote the story and Whedon handled the screenplay. They did a really good job putting together this super team. It didn’t take the easy way out with bad guys show up, good guys unite and there’s a big battle, end of story. Instead, each one of the heroes had to be collected together and turned into a team, which was not easy at first. Banner for example was brought into a trap by Romanoff. When Captain America, Iron Man and Romanoff captured Loki, Thor came in to take him back to Asgard which led to a minor battle between Iron Man, Cap and the Thunder God. Stark didn’t trust Fury and spied upon SHIELD. Loki also attempted to divide the Avengers when they weren’t really together yet as well. This added twists and turns and some tension.

Of course, in the end there was a giant battle in Manhattan. That was quite well done. You had just six heroes fighting an alien army. That could have been done really badly such as the climax battle in X-Men: Last Stand, which was horrible done. This also played upon the theme of the movie that now that Earth had heroes and found tremendous power in the Tesseract other beings would challenge it. This was actually a reaction to the arrival of Thor and the feeling that the Earth was too weak to stand up to beings from other worlds thus creating a series of escalations that resulted in the Avengers show down.

In the end, the Avengers movie was rightly labeled a blockbuster. It was everything the audience wanted, great characters, a well written story, and big action.
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