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Fantastic movie, good balance for all the characters, the hulk was a surprise being the best one i've seen yet. Oh and yeah the effects were what you'd expect, insanely awesome. They better do a sequel now all the initial character groundwork is done!
Its testament to Joss Whedon's talents that he was able to inject more character development into a single movie containing four superheroes than any of the four individual movies about one of those superheroes. The Avengers greatness lies in the relative simplicity of its story and the reliance on the heroes to move that story along in an entertaining but emotional - and often humourous - way. The film has three very distinct acts - 1. Loki's threat is revealed and The Avengers are assembled 2. Loki makes his move and 3. All hell breaks loose (literally!). All the main heroes get equal screen time and equal chance to shine - bringing their unique talents to the fight - and even the two side heroes (Hawkeye and Black Widow) get a nice little sub-story each. The Avengers really is the payoff the four individual movies promised and it doesn't disappoint - amping the action up to 11 in a finale that the Transformers franchise attempted three times and failed at three times! Awesome!
Being a film that could have ended up being a mess, Marvel's The Avengers balances all of its huge personalities out wonderfully, and has a great action packed story. Also finally seeing these characters on screen together is just an all-out nerdgasm.
one of the best superhero movie's I've ever seen, sure it might be ever so slightly dated at this point, but the reason its so iconic is because it revolutionized Hollywood for better or worse, the avengers and films like the dark knight segmented their place in comic book movie history.
Edited (From 3 stars to 4.5): Saw this movie again before watching Civil War. Had seen it before but with a "looking forward to disliking it" attitude. Years and a rewatch later... wow. This movie is tight as hell. Less Robert Downey Jr and more Tony Stark, and cool it with the "yeah!!!" rock and roll (again, "Rockstar" Iron Man), but yeah...this movie is comics come to life. Knocked it outta the park Joss Whedon.
Watching this movie multiple times may have dented my appreciation for how good it actually is. The characters all feel like they get their own part of the film and not over-shadowed by the others. Some genuine laugh out loud moments and good relationships established between these characters. Maybe this was the time when a big swirling thing in the sky was a good way to end a movie but this has now become a bit stale.
Incomparable with other blockbuster hits such as The Dark Knight or Spider-Man 2 due to its join up of other MCU characters. Therefore comparing to the other join up of hero movies, The Avengers is down as the greatest of all time in my book. This is what marvel was building up in the MCU, and they showed up! My Score: 99%