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The Avengers (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  4 May 2012 (USA)
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Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

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Storyline

Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster. Written by WellardRockard

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Group Hug  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$220,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$207,438,708 (USA) (4 May 2012)

Gross:

$623,279,547 (USA) (28 September 2012)
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Trivia

Tom Hiddleston revealed in an interview with the Guardian that the code name for the film early in its production was 'Group Hug'. See more »

Goofs

When Agent Coulson goes to Stark Tower to recruit Tony, he hands over a computer/laptop that includes footage of Thor. Later when Thor grabs Loki from the quinjet, Tony has no idea who Thor is. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Other: The Tesseract has awakened. It is on a little world. A human world. They would wield its power, but our ally knows its workings as they never will. He is ready to lead. And our force, our Chitauri, will follow. The world will be his. The universe yours. And the humans, what can they do but burn?
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Crazy Credits

The Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures logos are seen within the Tesseract. See more »


Soundtracks

Black Dirt
Written by Emile Millar, Michael Baiardi, and Mick Flowers
Performed by Emile Millar
Produced by Michael Baiardi
Courtesy of Soundfile Productions Inc.
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An unsurprising, mind-numbing interminable bore
13 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a disappointment, although really not surprised at how bad it was. A totally boring, endless and mostly witless movie aimed at brain-deadened people who think that special effects, explosions and fantasy but definitely not fantastic characters make for a great movie. The cinematography was gray and cloudy, the editing incomprehensible, and the acting unsurprising and depressingly familiar. Simple, human emotions, which used to be integral to a movie are now so rare. Noise and all-too-familiar mayhem have been substituted. The attention span of the audience, when not being bombarded by yet another special effect, shifts quickly to their cell phone when things slow down even a bit. To think that more-of-the-same will be the order of the day is depressing. Count me out.


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