A shame.

It's shame the Avengers is great on characters, visuals, action, humor, but very weak on storytelling. Joss Wheddon, why neglect the most important aspect of movies?
Tom S.
12-19-2012 08:04 PM

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Joseph Turton

Joseph Turton

What you need to remember is that these films are trying to bridge the gap bewtween the comic book readers and general public.

Aug 16 - 02:06 PM

John Tyler

John Tyler McClane

The Avengers did have a story and it was good.

Apr 20 - 03:41 AM

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Caleb Ninja

superheros team up. they fight a little. they learn to get along. a bad guy comes. gets captured for no reason. escapes. wreaks havoc. they all fight a little, then its over. yeah, amazing story.

Jun 6 - 01:45 PM

Lee Augustus

Lee Augustus

At least it's not over-convoluted bullshit

Jun 6 - 06:53 PM

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S E

Gee, that sounds like what usually happens in the superhero universe :p

Aug 17 - 09:34 PM

Mackenzie Herren

Mackenzie Herren

The storytelling is the most important aspect of all movies. Yet people see the alien army as an except able "beginning" to the Avengers series of films. The dialogue might have had its clever moments, but this movies lack of bringing any new storytelling elements is its downfall. They could have tried so many other things?. but an alien army? That's the best they could do? That is a poor excuse. This is no great super hero movie.


And Haenik, a movie being unpredictable doesn't make it good. Want to see the best superhero movie? Go watch the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy. It is the best crime thriller/superhero movie of all time. Heck, they are some of the greatest movies of all time/

Mar 19 - 05:27 PM

Alvin Lloyd Allipin

Alvin Lloyd Allipin

The Dark Knight trilogy is only great, not a masterpiece. The Avengers is just the purest COMIC BOOK MOVIE to date. Nothing else.

Mar 28 - 04:53 PM

Sam Hennigh

Sam Hennigh

Agreed, it was comic book fun and that is what it set out to be.

Apr 10 - 10:20 PM

Sam Hennigh

Sam Hennigh

Ok two things one it is based off a comic book series that is like over 40 years old so the whole army of aliens is what is in the comics, they need material to go off of. You complain about an alien army what else do you want from a COMIC BOOK movie, a team of super villains that is probably the next best thing. Two new storytelling, it was based off of something, no one ever accused it of being the most original film.

Apr 10 - 10:25 PM

Geraldo Gallardo Trujillo

Geraldo Gallardo Trujillo

The story is present in 5 other movies. This is just how the Avengers got assembled. It's like a comic book saga, like Civil War or Avengers vs X-Men, the story is told in other individual comics, and the comic dedicated to the event has little storytelling as the objetive is to tell the consecuences of the events of the individual comics. This movie is were all that happened in Iron 1&2, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America the First Avenger and Thor comes together and gets solved. Also, do you really think that with many characters a coherent storytelling was possible? I liked this style were storytelling is tin but the dialogue is clever.

Jan 8 - 09:42 AM

Alex M.

Alex Maverick

Thank you. Agree 100%

Jan 19 - 08:49 PM

Haenik Kamdar

Haenik Kamdar

when the movie started at the shield base...
did u predict loki going to call an army???
the avengers UNDOUBTEDLY is the best superhero movie... it had all the elements of a film.. tragedy action adventure humor comedy an all rounder entertainer

Jan 29 - 05:39 AM

Tony Stark

sam varma

trying to explain this... no one understands...bravo

Mar 14 - 06:53 AM

Isaiah Ribot

Isaiah Ribot

Thank you Geraldo Gallardo for explaining something some people are to thickheaded to understand. Plus this is not the type of film that needs some mind f*ck of a story.

Mar 30 - 06:12 PM

Sam Hennigh

Sam Hennigh

This guy really doesn't understand what a comic book movie is like.

Apr 10 - 10:25 PM

Ash Gilmore

Ash J. Gilmore

You obviously don't.

Jun 7 - 11:44 PM

John Tyler

John Tyler McClane

Bingo.

Apr 20 - 03:43 AM

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