Critic Review - Rolling Stone

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.

April 30, 2012 Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Comments (11)
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Jared Allyn

Jared Allyn

As far as brains, heart and bullshit... I don't know if you get much lower than Transformers.

Apr 30 - 11:05 AM

Robert Alicea

Robert Alicea

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

Sean Aminali

Sean Aminali

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

Evan Patten

Evan Patten

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

Kassem Jaber

Kassem Jaber

Fuck you shitheaded Travers hater

Apr 30 - 02:50 PM

nate2709

Nate 2709

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

Evan Patten

Evan Patten

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

Trent Bowles

Trent Bowles

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

Augusta Mels

Augusta Mels

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

Evan Patten

Evan Patten

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

Kassem Jaber

Kassem Jaber

Go Fuck Yourself

Apr 30 - 02:49 PM

Seb M

Seb Moore

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

Evan Patten

Evan Patten

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

Sumner Strickland

Sumner Strickland

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

zinc alloy

zinc alloy

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

zinc alloy

zinc alloy

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

zinc alloy

zinc alloy

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

Sean Aminali

Sean Aminali

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

Jaime Muņiz

Jaime Muņiz

Couldn't agree more

Apr 30 - 04:08 PM

Manas Rai

Manas Rai

Thanks Travers

Apr 30 - 07:39 PM

Gustavo

Gustavo Filgueiras

My favorite movie critic, great review.

May 1 - 08:59 PM

Kristopher Lee

Kristopher Lee

LOL @ "Suck on that, Michael Bay."
I thought it read "Suck it, Michael Bay."

May 2 - 10:19 PM

Rhyse Ropson

Rhyse Ropson

"Dazzling 3D"

May 3 - 01:06 PM

Se?h Misley

Se?h Misley

MY GOD!
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

Junior Villalobos

Junior Villalobos

That's why you are my favorite film critic

May 6 - 02:23 PM

Directors Cat

Directors Cat

One of the best short reviews i've read in a long time. Spot on Transformers comparison

May 14 - 09:02 AM

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