Critic Review - Chicago Sun-Times

"The Avengers" is done well by Joss Whedon, with style and energy. It provides its fans with exactly what they desire.

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Michael R.

Michael R

"Also, to me, this was the kind of movie to just get all giddy about and go "hell yeah!" every five minutes during particularly awesome moments."

So, Ebert's problem as a critic is that... he is too critical?

Speaking as someone who saw the movie opening weekend, I could never get too immersed in the movie because of the routine plot structure, awful character development, boring villain, and mindless action. Not one unpredictable thing happens in this movie. Is it my fault for not turning off my brain while watching this movie?

The worst part is that a lot of the movies about individual Avengers are often intelligent and fun as hell. Iron Man was a great film. Captain America was a bit boring, but I would never accuse it of being routine or predictable. Heck, even The Incredible Hulk had more to recommend it than did this film.

Jun 6 - 11:20 AM


Richard Smolnicky


So THAT'S it.

You had a bad time at "The Avengers" and took it out on me.

"I'm crushed. How WILL I survive?..."

Jul 5 - 06:24 PM

Nicholas Moore

Nicholas Moore

It's weird, I'm not going to go on and call him an idiot for liking this to a lesser extent than something like Iron Man and liking it as much as the Hulk films and Captain America, but I think this film topped all of the previous films these characters came from. I mean, I've seen those other ones in theaters (excluding Thor and Hulk), and I don't think out of this entire year, other than maybe Prometheus so far, and I'm sure The Dark Knight Rises, there has been a more exciting film to see in theaters. This was a great one. For me personally, I canā??t say the same for the films these characters came from.

Jul 14 - 01:42 AM

Mike Hafezi

Mike Hafezi

I appreciate how much you liked "The Avengers" and your statement that whether the fans deserve it is debatable. After seeing it, I think they do.

Aug 7 - 11:47 AM

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