All hail Joss Whedon, the warrior king of this dizzying, dazzling 3D action epic. The Avengers is Transformers with a brain, a heart and a working sense of humor.
As far as brains, heart and bullshit... I don't know if you get much lower than Transformers.
Apr 30 - 11:05 AM
I think the point is that Transformers provided a whole lot in the way of chaotic urban warfare, but actually made it work.
Apr 30 - 12:03 PM
All hail Peter Travers, the warrior king of film criticism. He is one of my all-time favorite movie critics. Having seen "The Avengers" at an advance screening, I can safely say that it is truly a great movie. I, however, felt that is was far more comparable to the final "Harry Potter" film than it was to "Transformers".
Apr 30 - 01:16 PM
Peter Travers is hardly a credible movie critic. He writes for a leftist rag. Only people that read RS are dope-head slackers. Travers wouldn't have his job at RS had he not given Jann Wenner nightly lap dances.
Apr 30 - 01:33 PM
Fuck you shitheaded Travers hater
Apr 30 - 02:50 PM
He's one of the best critics around and has been for years. Any moron who would even use the term "leftist anything" would obviously be oblivious to such things.
Apr 30 - 03:43 PM
You sir, are glittering jewel of ignorance. You are too stupid to know the left from the right. I bet you also adore Harry Knowles. Travers is libtard hack. He only writes what the morons that read Rolling Stone want to hear. Travers has about as much respect from other critics and journalists as Desmond White (or whatever his name is).
Apr 30 - 03:49 PM
Poor Evan can't even comment on the movie, since Fox News hasn't told him what to think yet.
Apr 30 - 06:19 PM
He has a point. The "Transformers" movies were all about giant robots and shooting each other with giant weapons. Add a brain, a heart and a working sense of humour, we have something actually worth watching.
Apr 30 - 01:20 PM
Peter Travers is a hack. Hardly a "warrior king of film criticism". All the coke he snorted off of Jann Wenner's ass has gone to his head.
Apr 30 - 01:30 PM
Go Fuck Yourself
Apr 30 - 02:49 PM
you're a f**king idiot, travers is the best critic out there behind roger. he has great taste and understanding of film. if you're looking for a condescending, pretentious film critic, then by all means, read the new yorker. stop hating. what have you done with your life? not much if the best thing you can do is repeatedly attack a critic on a movie review website.
Apr 30 - 03:15 PM
LMAO. Peter Travers doesn't even come close to the greatness of Ebert. Travers is notorious for contradicting himself, flip-flopping, etc. His "reviews" are brief and tailored for blurbs. Travers dumbs down his reviews, and lace them with profanity, so he can 'connect' with dopes that read Rolling Stone. Travers doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.
Apr 30 - 03:40 PM
Travers is better than Ebert Ebert hands out four stars to films that hardly desereve it and not to mention he gave Reservoir dogs a bad review Blue Velvet a bad review and the zookeeper a good review
Apr 30 - 04:42 PM
you're into flip-flopping? Mitt's your man....by the way...Ebert's a lefy who wrote a Russ Meyer film...sex drugs and rock and roll!
Apr 30 - 05:14 PM
As a Travers fan, I will admit that he does have a habit of flip-flopping, but I can understand if he wishes to stand by the majority opinion and so changes his thoughts on films over time. And yes, his reviews are also used frequently for blurbs, but they are still consistently entertaining, and the profanity he uses helps younger audiences connect more with film criticism. Travers isn't my favorite critic, but he comes in third, after the great Roger Ebert (the real smartest film critic in the world) and Richard Roeper.
Apr 30 - 06:36 PM
Couldn't agree more
Apr 30 - 04:08 PM
Apr 30 - 07:39 PM
My favorite movie critic, great review.
May 1 - 08:59 PM
LOL @ "Suck on that, Michael Bay."
I thought it read "Suck it, Michael Bay."
May 2 - 10:19 PM
May 3 - 01:06 PM
he compared The Avengers to Transformers in a way that i agreed with and made me smile!
how can this be!?
May 4 - 03:17 AM
That's why you are my favorite film critic
May 6 - 02:23 PM
One of the best short reviews i've read in a long time. Spot on Transformers comparison
May 14 - 09:02 AM