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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 going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Director:

Joss Whedon

Writers:

Joss Whedon (screenplay), Zak Penn (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Tony Stark / Iron Man
Chris Evans ... Steve Rogers / Captain America
Mark Ruffalo ... Bruce Banner / The Hulk
Chris Hemsworth ... Thor
Scarlett Johansson ... Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Jeremy Renner ... Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Tom Hiddleston ... Loki
Clark Gregg ... Agent Phil Coulson
Cobie Smulders ... Agent Maria Hill
Stellan Skarsgård ... Selvig
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Pepper Potts
Paul Bettany ... Jarvis (voice)
Alexis Denisof ... The Other
Tina Benko ... NASA Scientist

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Storyline

Nick Fury is the 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 which is formed by Loki and his team Written by WellardRockard

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Avengers Assemble!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

Writer and director Joss Whedon supposedly had a detailed backstory for Hawkeye written up, but was unable to even reference any of it due to time constraints. During the early planning stages, Hawkeye was envisioned to be depicted as a circus performer, trained by supervillains, who manipulate him into fighting the team, essentially a modernized version of his 616 origin story. At another point, he was planned to debut in Iron Man 2 (2010) as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., who works closely with Natasha Romanov, a.k.a. Black Widow, and Nick Fury. See more »

Goofs

(at around 39 mins) The German police cars shown in the Stuttgart-scene have yellow light bars. In reality all German emergency vehicles have blue flashing lights. Yellow flashing lights are generally used as a warning signal, i.e. for roadside assistance, construction machinery or garbage trucks. 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

Part of the closing credits are seen amongst the equipment used by the main cast: Iron Man's armor, Captain America's shield, Thor's armour, Hawkeye's quiver, Black Widow's stingers, Dr Banner's glasses and Fury's gun. See more »

Alternate Versions

The scene where Loki stabs Agent Coulson exists in two versions. The original version shows the weapon piercing Coulson's body, the cut version does not. In various territories (Germany, Switzerland, Russia, United Kingdom and Ireland), the cut scene was used for the DVD release (why this was done i.e. for the German release is unknown, since it would not have changed the rating). See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Avengers vs X-Men XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Shoot to Thrill
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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The biggest step ahead in this genre! A MASTERPIECE!
19 July 2020 | by HanShotFirstGRSee all my reviews

The movie that changed the standards of a superhero movie. Until the release of The Avengers, going too big in a movie like that was a dream that no one expected to come true, It was too much of a risk with high possibility of failure. That day Marvel exceeded every expectation by realeasing the hugest step ahead in this genre by teaming up it's heroes in a great huge blockbuster movie. The result was triumphant, as a movie not only impresses with long and amazing fight scenes but it does a great job evolving each one of the character that have a major role in just 2 and a half hours. This days we take as granted every huge movie with team ups, huge impact on the world e.t.c. This movie was the first one who took a huge risk like that, a recipe that had never succeded before and did the impossible of having so many unique and important character and giving everyone the needed time to evolve, a true masterpiece movie. This is the first time we get a good view on Scarlet Johanson's Black Widow, Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye and Mark Ruffalo's Hulk, and I think that all of them did a perfect job on representing the ideals of these roles. The only drawback I can imagine is that this movie hasn't aged perfectly, costumes are pretty cartoonish for a live-action film and some dialogue is somewhat cheesy but those are just tiny details in a pile of awesomeness. This movie is a must-watch gem and it will entertain everyone to the highest possible level.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Hindi

Release Date:

4 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Group Hug See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$220,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$207,438,708, 6 May 2012

Gross USA:

$623,357,910

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,518,815,515
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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