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I just loved Marvel's Avengers. I thought it was smart and the
impressive cast really delivered! This movie works on so many levels
and makes you draw on just about all of your emotions. I don't remember
when I enjoyed a movie this much! Such cool fantasy but what makes it
extra special is following this film after all the other solo efforts
from each character. I enjoyed the others films quite a bit but they
all delivered something different. Seeing them blend together in
Avengers and the sparks that resulted was the extra special treat.
Example: They blended the grounded futurist (Tony Stark) with the Norse
thunder god and his angry brother in a perfect way. Same could be said
for every other character. It all works. In fact, it doesn't just fit,
it's a symphony and that dyconomy and difference in characters are what
makes it truly great. It's why this movie stands so tall above any
other franchise at the moment. Things like Transformers, GI Joe and
even Star Trek all operate with monotone restrictions. Avengers covers
all angles and delivers depth with its fun.
I haven't enjoyed a movie this much in years if not ever!
I'm happy to report that everything established in previous movies pays
dividends in a big way. It's not that anyone needs to see those other
Avenger solo films before seeing this gem but it certainly adds depth
and texture to this amazing product. Not having to intro big main
characters deeply allows the action to flow but also allows for better
development. This also allows them to probe deeper into the character's
personalities. This heightens the tension, so often missing from
comic-book movies, and adds real weight to the story as well as the
action sequences which are thrilling and often mesmerizing. The result
is a film that's just flat out exceptional.
Of course all the phenomenal heroes got to shine and the story accommodated them all perfectly. What I loved is that Marvel did it again with their main villain. Loki was just so wonderful and complex in this amazing movie. Spurned Loki masterfully dances on the fault lines of villainy and redemption. He always keep people guessing and. Again, that's just shear perfection coming from the god of mischief. He has such a mixture of emotional psychological complexity. You have somebody who's capable of thinking and strategizing at the speed of light, but underneath that is a deep well of pain that at any moment threatens to boil over and Tom Hiddleston plays it like the master he has become. This is Oscar worthy villain performance good.
The performances in this movie are as good as any I've ever seen in an adventure film. The great actors say that acting akin to playing tennis. The rally that they play with a new partner is completely different from one to the other. Each of these GREAT actors have such specific talents that it's fun to see them play off each other at different times in this movie. I think Whedon realized this as both director and writer and shuffled things around on purpose to play to strengths. It's just another wonderful aspect of this spectacular movie event.
At first when I heard of this show, I was kinda excited about it. But when I went to the cinemas yesterday to watch it, I was tempted to leave my seat already at the early part of the show. It's not the characters or actors that is horrible, it's the director to be honest. I don't know how the script writers come what with this or even how the director approve it, but the lines and conversation were so fake, blunt and seriously horrible. It lakes emotions, feelings or even creativeness. Let alone, the whole plot is too predictable and boring. No doubt the action scenes is good and the graphic is awesome, but the plot and horrible lines just make this show right at the bottom of my list for shows in 2012. I rather watch "The Dark Knight" anytime rather than this horrible show. Even friends of mine who are crazy about DC and Marvel comics were absolutely disappointed in this show. In fact, they leave the theatres during halfway of the show. This is just an example to show how horrible it is. All in short, this show to me is not worth watching or buying and was a waste of 143 minutes of my time.
Before I went to the movie I was shopping for Tshirts online and found
one that looks like the NASCAR symbol... You know the one--it looks
like the word NASCAR in motion with a bunch of colors coming off the
left side like its a car I guess. Anyway, someone made a Tshirt that
looks identical but instead of NASCAR it says BORING. Lol.
Anyway, flash forward to me falling asleep in the movie, butt numb, and I keep picturing that Tshirt. Boring. This movie. Really boring.
I think I fell asleep 3 times, for about 15 minutes total. Its hard to sleep too long because every now and then there is an explosion or some other loud whammo.
The Dark Knight was WAY better than this. Spiderman was WAY better than this.
Is it worthy of 1 star? No. Maybe it should be 3 or 4... But I'm giving the 1 to help offset some of the insane 10s I'm seeing on here. Seriously, there are people on IMDb saying its the best movie they have ever seen in their life. Really? Really!? Really. O.o I smell something fishy going on around here.
The movie was completely vapid, boring, convoluted. Nothing about the movie was new or interesting.
I'm assuming the score has been manipulated by social media, hopefully IMDb will do something about it. I look forward to seeing the score drop consistently for years to come, once whoever/whatever is driving this fake voting moves onto a new project.
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Sigh. These days a lot of films are over advertised and over hyped and
are mindlessly praised by fan boys and critics alike. I remember being
so eager for this film since the original Iron Man. Having loved all
the origin films (even Iron Man 2) and especially Thor, I awaited
eagerly for the Avengers. When things would get serious for all these
characters and they would all have to confront the villainous Loki face
to face on Earth in a dark tale of war. The trailers were excellent and
despite my disdain about the Hulk recast I still thought the film
looked promising. Then it came out. "The Avengers" instead of being a
serious story that ties these characters together and develops these
characters from where they all stand motives wise instead throws all of
that away for a generic plot and cheesy dialogue. Now I do love some
witty one liners and cleverly written comedic moments during a serious
plot. However, the Avengers goes over kill with ridiculously childish
jokes that just seem like a bad parody. It doesn't even take itself
seriously and I know I sure as hell couldn't. What bothers me a lot is
how bad the humour is that Joss Whedon and his crew thought it was good
enough to keep in the film.
There is the problem. Instead of directing this film toward its real fans it seems like it ignored all the previous films and was made purely for money as well as the little children. It really shows in the film. For starters the plot. Why does Loki go from wanting his father's approval to ruling a world he barely cared about before? Who are the Chitauri? Why do they want the Tesseract aside from a brief line about needing it to unlock other worlds? How could Thor get Odin to use dark magic to send him back to Earth if Loki was the only one with that knowledge and only confessed this to Heimdall? How can Odin suddenly use the dark magic only Loki knew about? Why did Loki need to get captured just to waste time unleashing the Hulk on the Helicarrier instead of opening the portal for the Chitauri and giving them the Tesseract straight away? Why does Loki need to travel through portals now if he blatantly said and demonstrated he had the power to go through worlds in Thor without anyone seeing him at all? What bad things did Black Widow do in her past? How did Tony Stark get revived by the Hulk with a simple roar if the light went off on Starks chest device thus requiring a transfer one as seen in Iron Man 1? Why did the Mothership's destruction suddenly kill all the Chitauri? How can Black Widow and Hawkeye two normal humans hold their own against thousands of Chitauri with only a bow and two handguns? How does the Tesseract have a fail safe if Selvig was under Loki's control when he built the device around it? Hydra were not Bruce Banners enemy so why does he care about what Shield is doing with the Tesseract to re make their weapons? How are the Avengers communicating with each other in the final battle whilst so obviously not wearing ear pieces? But the worst one of them all. How is Bruce Banner suddenly able to control his transforming into the Hulk if he couldn't earlier in the film and almost killed Black Widow? Don't expect the film to answer any of these for you as coherence to the other films as well as general sense have been axed in favour for brief boring action scenes after action scenes that become old after the first viewing. Everything feels forced, rushed and contrived to the point where it no longer matters about the story or characters as long as their is huge battles and terrible cgi on the screen the fan boys will squeal. One thing I would like to briefly mention is Mark Ruffalo. Whenever he shows up its clear that Edward Norton was meant to be in this film instead. Ruffalo's Banner for starters looks too old and doesn't have much personality to him other than finding the Tesseract so he can go back to where he was before. There is never any sense of a conflicted emotionally challenged man who has to contend with a giant beast as his alter ego. Instead Banner more or less acts like a puppet who just sort of is there for the sake of being there.
All the characters are made to act completely stupid for the sake of a little joke or a little action scene and contradict the complex characters they were in their origin films. For instance, Hulk punching Thor. The CGI is another problem with this film. It looks down right horrible. The Hulk in particular blatantly looked like he wasn't really there and didn't really look like the Hulk but more like a silly Gorilla on steroids with a skin problem. The Chitauri designs were awful (with the exception of the Other), they looked like a 3 year old drew them and came across as under developed generic bad guys. We learn virtually nothing about them and it seems like their appearance in this film served only as time filler for the last part of the movie and so they can return in a sequel.
Overall, this film could have been one of the best comic book movies ever made but ultimately it fell victim to being a generic Hollywood movie with no substance.
I booked tickets for this as my boyfriend wanted to catch it before it
left the cinemas, and from the trailer it looked like great fun, but
after a very achy backside from sitting and squirming through 2 an half
hours of this tripe, bored out of my brain, just wasn't worth it!
The only good thing about this film was Downy Jr, hes an incredible actor in his own right, and if it wasn't for him I'd be giving it 0/10. Just cant understand why people are soooo hyped over it, very cliché, bad acting (apart from Jr) dialogue was atrocious, and the story has been done time and time before.. Yawn! I was expecting something sooo much more from this film and it fell flat.
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I'll preface... I'm not a comic book reader. I enjoy fantasy, as long
as it makes sense in its own self-created universe (Star Wars and Trek,
Harry Potter, Superman). But the Avengers is awful, and even worse
considering how highly rated this junk is on IMDb. It has a couple
moments of delight (but so did the Phantom Menace), and the effects are
state of the art, bar none. But, this is the 50th movie in a row where
the photorealistic effects impressed me. Now, I'm afraid I need a real
movie to use that CGI to good effect.
The Avengers fails for me due to the character combination. I didn't read a single comic book, but Universal released this huge budget movie knowing they will need to attract 10 new people for everyone who read the dusty old comic books. The Avengers are a dumb assembly of heroes. Captain America is an idiot character. He is from a different time, isn't good at anything modern (like why is he barking orders?), and has no powers whatsoever. Ditto for Black Widow and Hawkeye. I mean, the latter shoots friggin arrows. Cappy had a shield and punches guys within 5 feet of him. They are just plain lame. Thor is a GOD and the Hulk is invincible. They're immortal. Unstoppable. And Iron Man, with his impossible-to-believe suit which might as well be magic-based is also nearly invincible. Who needs the other 3? Why isn't Spiderman in this group? Or some of the X-Men? As for the humans, why do we have a city-sized aircraft carrier? That flies and looks amazingly like the big aircraft from Avatar? Why build a ship that flies? Okay, now the plot. I don't get it. This movie is 2:22 minutes. I don't even understand Loki's motivation or plan. Loki wants to blow up Earth? Why? Why do those Aliens/Clash of the Titans monsters want to blow up Earth? Why could Thor and Loki get to Earth but they can't without the magic portal? Are those monsters magical or technological? And that cube - seriously, they used the same lame McGuffin from Transformers. Which is a movie very much like this one. I mean that as an insult. What was Loki's plan, crumble the outer shells of buildings in NYC. Shoot a lot and not hit anyone? Not one human even seemed to get hit with all the devastation.
I hated it. My wife and kids hated it. My 9 year old son hated it. That says it all. It made no sense, was utterly talky and boring for a huge chunk of it. The Dark Knight wipes its rear end with this blu-ray disc. Avoid at all costs unless you liked Transformers 3, John Carter and Clash of the Titans.
This film is is an empty shell covered with dazzling lights. Sure, it
does look pretty but that is as far as it goes.
Nothing interesting happens in this film (by interesting I mean plot wise, not a standard fight scene with new people copied and pasted into it) the 'plot' is horrific, to the point in which you wonder if there actually is a one. Hollywood seem to use the same script for every action film they make, only they replace a few of the more minor details so hopefully people won't notice.
In an attempt to keep at least some of the male (and select female) audience awake the director decides it is time for Scarlett Johansson to pop up on screen to show off her, lets say defining costume in such an obvious manner. It is just a cheap, cheap film full of filler material that you will enjoy if you have an inability to think for yourself.
I really have no idea how this film got into the top 100 of all time, there is really no reason for it to be there.
The only plus sides are that the acting and cast are superb, it is just a shame that they were not involved in something where their talents could have been used in more fulfilling roles.
Storytelling as an art? What's that? And, who cares, anyway? When
Hollywood makes tons of money off of bad movies, then where's the
financial incentive to make decent films? 2012 is turning out to the
worst year in decades (and I have been going to the movies for over 40
years, so that's saying something) for really bad blockbusters: first,
Hunger Games; next,Dark Shadows; and now The Avengers!
I am so sick and tired of New York City, specifically the island of Manhattan, being attacked in the movies. Hello! It was attacked in real life only a little over 10 years ago costing the lives of over 3,000+ real people, including my brother's co-worker, wife and unborn child! But what is really despicable is that at the very end of the The Avengers you briefly get to see a real-life news photo from 9/11 mourning the dead. That's just plain, disgusting exploitation!
But lets not stop there! At the end of the film we get to briefly hear a local New York State Senator rant about how our Avenger heroes "wrecked Manhattan." That our heroes who just risked their lives in a 1,000+ ways are to "blame" for all the destruction! Fine! I agree many politicians are real jerks, but to put the letter "D" next to this Senator's name speaks volumes about the films real message: Democrats holding elective office are nothing more than ungrateful, winy creeps! That's real cute! I thought Hollywood was sooooooo liberal! If you going to interject politics into a film then why not put a "R" after the Senator's name? After all, the Republicans in Congress fought tooth and nail to prevent the establishment of a Federally funded medical fund for First Responders whose health was permanently impaired by breathing in all the toxic waste that was released into the air!
The Avengers is also plain boring with the most two-dimensional characters in the history of film making! Sure I wanted the good guys to win! Sure the guys have cute muscles and the gals are all pretty! But, really now, who cares when there is zero character development and the storyline is about as exciting as watching Frosty The Snowman for the tenth time!
The last third of the Avengers is nothing more than war porn! I will never watch another super hero movie that has a character from The Avengers as long as I live! Even for free, or if Hollywood offers me a million dollars! Overall, Hollywood has done a decent job with the X-men and the Fanatic Four, but for some reason the right-wing kooks who control the Avenger characters have turned them into nothing more than an exploitative moneymaking machine. No wonder why Stan Lee was so happy in his cameo appearance at the end of the film! It's just too bad he and the rest of Hollywood has to stoop so low to make a buck!
Now I'm not a huge fan of superhero flicks, so maybe there's something
I'm missing here. But walking out of the theater, all I felt was that I
had seen 2.5 hours of nothing but action and drama. Maybe that's its
purpose? Maybe it's just not my cup of tea? For whatever reason, I was
not invested. This is hardly an interesting or exciting film, and I see
no reason for the rave reviews or exceptional $$ it is making.
I suppose it has something to do with being a "fan"; as I said earlier, I am in no way a "fan" of hero movies but this one got such good reviews that I had to check it out. I was disappointed because, surprise surprise, it felt EXACTLY like every other superhero movie that had ever been made. Even more so since its a combination of all of the previous heroes into one film. So really, it's not original, or different, or exciting, or moving, or anything. It just IS.
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