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Marvel's The Avengers Reviews

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May 5, 2012
Superhero movies -- with their franchises, massive marketing budgets, cross-merchandising synergy and dedication to presenting the same experience every single time -- are nothing if not the Mickey D's of cinema, and I'm sure not lovin' it.
August 24, 2014
If big action so big it's humongous just isn't really your thing/You may find, as I did, it drags, with its surfeit of CGI bling.
May 26, 2013
Joss Whedon empties everything at his reported $225 million disposal to assault the eyes, ears and intelligence with one of the stupidest comic book tales ever put to film.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 22, 2012
After years of buildup and prequels, "The Avengers" is merely average.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 3, 2012
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.
April 26, 2012
It was right the Avengers shouldn't gel right at once, but how that get-to-know-you period is played out in the script gets massively out of hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2012
A slow start, a single star performance surrounded by indifferent acting and an onslaught of computer effects that range from seen-it-all-in-"Transformers" to a whole sky full of spectacular stuff in the midtown Manhattan climax.
May 4, 2012
There are also the fans who rage in the comments, as if men in spandex are as serious as war and the economy. Is there a defensive euphoria in seeing your childhood heroes come to life? Is 'The Avengers' a great film? No. Will people love it? Yes!
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 13, 2012
The filmmakers play a conservative game, not setting out to make a great movie but simply making sure not to screw it up an entire franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
May 3, 2012
Yet another brainless, overbloated and mostly underwhelming blockbuster despite marvelous visual effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.25/10
May 1, 2012
Really, who cares about another battle? We know how this is going to end.
April 30, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Sloppy in its construction, "Marvel's The Avengers" has one thing going for it - humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 3, 2012
The light, amusing bits cannot overcome the grinding, hectic emptiness, the bloated cynicism that is less a shortcoming of this particular film than a feature of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2012
Biff! Bam! Boring!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 24, 2012
By the time the utterly routine (and decidedly endless) finale rolls around, Marvel's The Avengers has unquestionably squandered the potential of its premise and its cast...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 6, 2012
Nothing but 2:20 of special effects and ridiculous fights...it's like all the superheroes are trying out at the Improv to see who can give the best one-liner, and none of them do.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 20, 2012
Apparently, bootleg copies of Transformers 3 made it to Asgard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2014
The special effects are impressive but not especially imaginative, and the film is unduly protracted.
May 1, 2012
The Avengers has a knockout final 30 minutes, all gee-whiz crash and bang and eye candy that makes grand use of 3D and IMAX and all the other toys. But the Transformers movies did that, too.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 1, 2012
The picture is broken down into narrative chunks that ultimately don't tell much of a story - what you get instead is a series of mini-climaxes held together by banter between characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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