Critic Review - Chicago Reader

Every now and then, director Joss Whedon executes a quirky camera set-up to assert that the film was created by him and not a team of marketing executives.

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Arran McDermott

Arran McDermott

How is this guy a top critic? His review is a paragraph long and compares Avengers to a gangbang video!

May 3 - 09:59 AM

THGhost

THGhost .

Doesn't say he's a top critic on my end. Yay for me?

May 3 - 12:23 PM

Robin Brownfield

Robin Brownfield

He'll be a top critic one day when his paragraph grows up.

May 4 - 08:00 PM

Cole Jaeger

Cole Jaeger

Can someone explain what it SO good about this movie? It's entertaining and pretty fun and pretty cool, but is that really enough to say that it's really good?

May 30 - 01:50 PM

zinc alloy

zinc alloy

I know I'm gonna love this movie but his Gang Bang reference was funny......

May 3 - 10:06 AM

Mitchell White

Mitchell White

Fellow Chi-towner on point with this review.

May 3 - 10:19 AM

Carson Daves

Carson Daves

Amazing review. Short. Funny. Straight to the point. No nerd pandering. This movie simply blew. I just came back from a free screening and feel like I should've been paid for that 2+ hours.

May 3 - 10:33 AM

Ayoife Oni

Ayoife Oni

You are sadly mistaken...this movie is totally worth watching. But hey this world can't be complete without both sides.

May 3 - 11:08 AM

Doug Gardner

Doug Gardner

I love gang bangs and comics... I will probably love this film

May 3 - 10:34 AM

Aaron Rawson

Aaron Rawson

You are awesome.

May 3 - 11:02 AM

Robbert Lauwers

Robbert Lauwers

lol :p

May 20 - 03:19 AM

Kelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson

Well that one was certainly to the point! lol

May 3 - 10:38 AM

Fred S.

Fred Sanford

Why is this guy a "TOP CRITIC???" Take a look at his review and you'll see what I mean.

May 3 - 10:56 AM

Aaron Rawson

Aaron Rawson

Did he just say "gang bang" in a negitive movie review? This man is a moron of the highest order. The pleebs that ingest your drivel like its gospel should be rounded up and shipped to their own island.

May 3 - 11:01 AM

Ayoife Oni

Ayoife Oni

Haha, couldn't agree more :D

May 3 - 11:10 AM

shadypotential

Chris Cox

I disagree

May 3 - 02:38 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Show me 3 people who give a fuck.

May 3 - 04:00 PM

Israel Rios

Israel Rios

This review makes me ashamed to say that this fool of a reviewer is from Chicago. Cmon, gang bang video? I'm guessing you watch a ton of those. And he works for the reader a free newspaper that is a bloated waste of treesources.

May 3 - 11:02 AM

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd

Ben, it's time to move out of your parents basement. Sure your DC collection can come with you, along with your porn. It's one thing to review a movie negatively, but this was a cry for help.

May 3 - 11:19 AM

Cahil Bhanji

Cahil Bhanji

agreed, he should probably just try and get a real job. Internet movie reviews are the lost form of journalism.

May 3 - 01:03 PM

Peter B.

Peter Braverman

Oh? So presumably that applies equally to the positive reviews of the film as well? Or is it only the lowest form of journalism when it doesn't mirror your opinions?

May 3 - 05:13 PM

Dylan Groh

Dylan Groh

Here here! Let the man have an opinion, even if it's not the same as yours.

May 4 - 03:01 AM

Se?h Misley

Se?h Misley

no only when a good movie is compared to a gang bang does it become the "lowest form of journalism"

May 4 - 03:04 AM

Ed Bethishou

Ed Bethishou

Its not that he has an opinion, which if he had a valid one he could expound further on why the movie doesn't work. No, this is simply a case of trying be an attention whore. He a typical hipster, "Hey everybody look at me I hate this movie, I'm so cool"

Look at some of his other reviews that get higher praise Apollo 18?. This is him sitting around and seeing how many ppl will now look him up because he gave the the biggest Summer blockbuster the lowest review so his name would stick out.

May 4 - 12:12 PM

Mikee Holl

Mikee Holl

AMEN!!! :)

May 4 - 09:23 PM

juanpalacios

juan palacios

this is why i like to go to the movies because you have guys like this being a critic

May 3 - 11:54 AM

Joseph C.

Joseph Copenhaver

(@ BEN SACHS) SO THAT MAKES THIS A BAD MOVIE? FUCK YOU. Not only is this not a valid review. You gave the movie a bad review because the director decided to incorporate elements that make his role in the film more apparent. You are a douche. You deserve to be fired.

May 3 - 11:55 AM

Sébastien Gamache

Sébastien Gamache

Well actually, what he said about Mr. Whedon is right and if I would have made that comment, I would have push the "fresh" button!

They have let him improvise instead of having been scarified by a marketing team.

May 3 - 12:01 PM

Jacob Heimlich

Jacob Heimlich

I totally agree. Seems like a complement in a wierd way.

May 3 - 03:57 PM

Jacob Heimlich

Jacob Heimlich

*weird

May 3 - 03:57 PM

Marcel Van Driel

Marcel Van Driel

Funniest review of the movie yet! I've seen the movie twice now and it is by no means flawless, but it is a lot of fun. Just like a gang bang, I presume.

May 3 - 12:25 PM

THGhost

THGhost .

This guy is NOT a top critic. Go the top critics section, he's not there! - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/marvels_the_avengers/reviews/?type=top_critics

May 3 - 12:32 PM

Katie Purves

Katie Purves

Yes he is 11th down the list on my screen with a little start below his name that says top critic.

May 4 - 07:53 PM

machphantom

Bradley Goran

The blurb just in itself sounds so pretentious. This movie has been planned out for years, and they've poured hundreds of millions just to make it happen. What were you expecting, A Separation?

May 3 - 12:42 PM

Cahil Bhanji

Cahil Bhanji

you're human trash who barely understands cinema and only pretends to enjoy the pretentious drivel you so desperately pseudo appreciate.

May 3 - 01:02 PM

Steveriffic

Steve Morales

Yeah, he's human trash because you disagree about a movie. Think about that. A MOVIE. How old are you?

May 16 - 12:10 PM

Carson Daves

Carson Daves

Wow, people get so mad over a negative review LOL. Telling this guy to get a life? Ironically hilarious.

May 3 - 01:27 PM

Fred S.

Fred Sanford

What's worse is people telling him to "go to hell."

May 3 - 02:45 PM

William Cassagne

William Cassagne

Go to hell

May 3 - 01:30 PM

Matches Malone

Matches Malone

High-five!

May 8 - 01:59 PM

Rami Nawfal

Rami Nawfal

Ben, you call this a review?

May 3 - 02:46 PM

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