Review: The Avengers

I don’t even know where to begin in reviewing The Avengers.  The movie was like a dream.  It was a blur of holy-shit-this-is-happening moments full of awesomeness (articulate, I know).  When it was over, it was like waking up from a dream where you are trying to process it so you can remember it all.  For all intents and purposes, this movie could have gone so wrong so many times during its development process but it didn’t.  It has an enormously talented and enjoyable cast.  It has Joss Whedon, who is immensely qualified to deliver a proper ensemble film that excites and entertains all the while tending to character development.  The Avengers proves the superhero genre doesn’t need to be deconstructed or stripped of it’s comic-booky elements in favor of utter realism, it needs to be fucking embraced!

One of the great aspects of the film is seeing the characters (and actors) playing off each other.  It’s so much fun to just watch these guys interact even when they are in everyday clothes.  Their egos clash and they make jabs at each other that often result in hilarity.  They are dysfunctional and fight with each other.  These are what the heroes in The Avengers are like but when it comes time to get their shit together, they work beautifully and keep those egos in check.  Every Avenger gets their due time in the movie, some more than others, but there is an arc to each character.  Each one of them is dealing with their own issues while being pushed into a team they didn’t really ask to join.  The X-men movies are about a team of people that are all unified by the fact that they are mutants and looked down upon.  The Avengers are all people that don’t belong together and this makes them much more interesting to watch.

I enjoyed every character in the movie a hell of a lot.  I really dug Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow.  She was incredibly smart, great at manipulation and could kick some major ass.  I absolutely love the Black Widow fight choreography.  It feels fresh and is just really amazing to watch.  Johansson herself gives one of the better performances of her career and plays the character wonderfully.  The real gem of the movie though is the Hulk.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved all the rest of the big hitters as well, but the Hulk we see in The Avengers is the Hulk that we need to see more of.  He’s intelligent but still retains a level of unleashed monster mixed with child-like reactions.  He’s a hero this time around and it is truly marvelous to watch.  Not only do we get to see him do glorious battle but there are moments in the movie involving him that are laugh out loud hilarious.  I think everyone cheered and laughed when Hulk and Loki confront each other.  He was most definitely a crowd pleaser.  Let’s hope they continue this Hulk into another solo movie.

I introduced myself to Joss Whedon’s writing with the short-lived Firefly but it was Buffy the Vampire Slayer that solidified my love of his work.  He can take characters and give them great depth while also making them enormously relatable.  He wants you to care about the people in his stories because he knows if you don’t, the story will lose its impact.  This is one of many reasons why I think he was the perfect choice to write and direct The Avengers.  He’s also very qualified from just being a big fan of Marvel comics and knowing these characters from years of stories.  He does an incredible job providing something more than just cool things to look at on the big screen.  He’s created a world for which these characters to exist in and humanizes them.  He’s allowed us to invest in them and watch them become the earth’s mightiest heroes right in front of our eyes.  I don’t think there was anyone else that could have delivered The Avengers to us so successfully.

The Avengers is easily Marvel’s best movie to date and undoubtedly sits pretty high up in the best comic book movies of all time category.  I really hope moving forward that Marvel relinquishes some of their more cheap habits and hires Whedon back to do The Avengers 2 with an even higher budget.  They hint at much bigger and more cosmic dealings with one (of the two) additional end credits scenes in the movie.  I want to see them go all out for the next one and let Whedon just go bat-shit insane with the story.

I’d say that The Avengers has kind of stolen some of The Dark Knight Rises’s thunder.  After seeing this movie, Nolan’s next Batman film seems to be in the opposite direction of what I now want to see more of in superhero films.  I’m still excited to see the final Batman chapter, don’t get me wrong.  I think there is room for all kinds of comic book movies of varying tones and levels of realism.  It’s just that now I want to see more superhero films, that not only focus on character, but astound us with with lots of color and an epic scale.  I want to watch heroes of legend perform great feats and fight enormous battles.  For future superhero films, the bar has been set with The Avengers.

by Ben McBride

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235 Comments on “Review: The Avengers”

  1. Ben McBride May 21, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    No problem, glad you enjoyed it!

  2. mackerelskies May 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    Yup, you were right, this was awesome. Aside from some small nitpicks, this was fun from beginning to end, and the Hulk/Loki scene was glorious. I suspect Joss must have known just how good it was, because he left a good amount of silent scene afterward for people to laugh in – I did note that in many other places the laughs went on long enough to even miss a line or two of dialogue. Anyway, I’ll go squeal all over it in my journal at some point when I have time, but I did want to thank you for a good review and for answering my follow-up questions!

  3. Four May 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    Great I like ^^

  4. leptitblogdejolia May 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Excellent movie, I’ve seen it already twice, I can’t wait to see Avengers 2 !

  5. comfreybogart1 May 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    Reblogged this on comfreybogart1.

  6. The Wandering Mind May 10, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Banner & Stark stole the show. The whole cast had a moment to shine, but I had so much fun watching Banner & Stark play off each other and the rest of the crew. Hulk’s “Puny God” line after teaching Loki a thing or two was hilarious & so was his surprising hilarious Punch Out moment with Thor.

  7. dizzle313 May 10, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Perfectly put man!! it was a FANTASTIC movie!!!

  8. dizzle313 May 10, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Reblogged this on Call Me Dizzle and commented:
    I couldnt agree more!!

  9. lijiujiu May 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    Great review, I loved the movie too. Thanks for sharing.

  10. shugamama May 9, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Reblogged this on Shugamama's Blog.

  11. margswarnabhoomi May 9, 2012 at 1:06 am #

    excellent movie.AWESOME…..

  12. Matty May 9, 2012 at 1:05 am #

    The writing and one-liners were spectacular! I was expecting a lot since I love The Avengers cartoons that I found on Dishonline, and this movie delivered. I went to the midnight showing with a group of co-workers from Dish and we were all blown away. Some of us are huge comic book fans and a few others were just going for fun, but we all think it’s the best comic book to movie out so far. I wonder if Dark Knight will be able to top this…

  13. shelovesher May 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    I saw it Sunday morning and I’m going to see it again this Sunday morning. AWESOME is the word that keeps reverberating all over the place and it simply IS! AWESOME, so excited!

  14. kimonoko May 8, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Interesting – I’ll have to take a look at that scene again because I’m not remembering the dialogue too well…

  15. keziahcarrie.com May 8, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    I was dragged kicking and screaming by my husband and 14-year-old son. I’m not much on Action flicks. It rocked!

  16. helenhanh1994 May 8, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    “you lack conviction”
    “I don’t think…” — BAMM
    –> couldn’t help laughing at this scene =))

  17. orangepajamas May 8, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Its been more than a week since i saw the movie in 3D and i still can’t get over the scene where the Hulk smashes Loki….it was simply priceless !!

  18. TEES AND MORE May 8, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Reblogged this on TEES AND MORE and commented:
    want to see this

  19. ConfusedDi May 8, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Just watched it yesterday and normally when a movie with such a great cast often is disappointing, this movie actually went over my expectations!

  20. Ellen Marie Garrity May 8, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Reblogged this on Drama & Other Strange Addictions.

  21. John Saddington May 8, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    Reblogged this on 8BIT.

  22. nortonsensei May 8, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    Hey Monster Popcorn, Great review. I can’t wait until the movie comes out in Japan.

  23. Marti Parham May 8, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    I too like thought Scarlet’s chair fight was all that and a bag of chips. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!!! BTW… What’s the backstory to Sam’s character? Do you know?

  24. M.K. Rashid May 8, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    Cool! I love the poster! Seeing the movie this Friday and I can’t wait! I LOVE MOVIES! and i am a director and I am planning to come out with a movie in a couple of years! No joke, I live in the same area as T-Pains dad and T.I.

  25. nazaritecallonhiphop May 7, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    The review was well put together; I haven’t seen it yet, but anxious to now that I’ve read this. I hate putting big expectation on “blockbusters” but I’m excited it met the standard. Thanks!

  26. jdanryan May 7, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    I liked your review, and have to say ti’s good to see someone else focusing on the Black Widow fight choreography. I agree it was pretty amazing and watchable, even if it was the hardest element to accept; the idea that a human body could do that on the offense with that much effect without a nine-pound shot fused to her spine to serve as a movable center of gravity to allow for all of that was actually more difficult to get my mind around than the Hulk gaining eight times his mass when losing his cool.

    Speaking of observations, what was your thought about the look of the second post-credit scene? The texture of the shot compared with how the rest of the print looked seemed very stark, like they filmed it on a radically different camera system. I know this was a very, VERY late pick-up shoot, but part of me wonders if the fact that the shot comes across with such a change in visual feel might have a deeper purpose…

  27. Suraaj Studios May 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    Man after this review i really need to see this movie, like right now 🙂 thanksss for writing it!

  28. iamjacque May 7, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Reblogged this on iamjacque and commented:
    Go avengers!! ^^

  29. hare46 May 7, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Reblogged this on pahunter0718.

  30. sayliza May 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Great review! I agree!

    The Avengers was an amazing movie. I remember watching the trailer for the first time and thinking it would be awesome… but damn! The movie was truly excellent.

  31. peck6991 May 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    really good review cant wait to see it now

  32. candicemdashby May 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Super review! I love it 😀

  33. littleredblue May 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    His manipulation of getting him angry to transform. Yes, I noticed. Or are you saying he used his magic? Either way, Banner just can’t get in control of the Hulk after one transformation, if that is what you are meaning. And what seems to be implied in the movie. Yes, precedent was set in the Hulk movie that he can transform at will- hence Banner’s comment saying he’s always angry. But, I think kimonoko is right its how he transforms. Which I think is silly, but the unpredictability makes a better movie. In both Avengers and eventual Hulk movies

  34. littleredblue May 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Yah, that is the conclusion I have been coming up to as well. But still doesn’t address the scene where Banner talks to the guy who finds him and he tells him Hulk chose that spot to land.

  35. Jenny May 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    The movie was super awesome!! Totally worth waiting in the crazy lines!

  36. HipsterApproved.net May 7, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    Yes…awesome!

  37. joogz May 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    HULK LIKE THIS POST.

  38. 3bayer May 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Great review, completely agree

  39. 3bayer May 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Reblogged this on Eds diner.

  40. freeze43 May 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    I really hope The Avengers becomes a benchmark for future superhero films. I’m particularly interested in the way they did it- all of the characters having either their own films or appeared as extras within others. That sort of dedication and complexity I reckon is what made the Avengers stand head and shoulders above other films in a somewhat similar genre, like say, Transformers.

  41. Oziel Osorio May 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    nice

  42. shock2provide May 7, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    Reading this Review was a WHAT-THE-FUCK Moment.
    Can’t wait to see the movie.

    Nice Review

  43. tfun2662 May 7, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Saw it Friday and I loved it! I posted a picture of the group dressed up as The Avengers! It was pretty awesome! tfunworld.wordpress.com

  44. Lowthizzle May 7, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Reblogged this on The Quarter Life crisis and commented:
    Seems that this lad is speaking a bit of truth…

  45. Lowthizzle May 7, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    I couldn’t agree more, a definate re-blog on my behalf. If you find the time to give my review a once over I’d really appreciate it.

  46. KurtzCrafts May 7, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    Can I just say that they NEED to make a movie with Hawkeye and Black Widow? I don’t remember much about them from comics or cartoons, and all I can remember is what was insinuated in the movie. Scarlet is Ah-may-ZING!

  47. writerdood May 7, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    It was a great movie, and exceeded my expectations. At this point, I’d like to see it again. If for no other reason than to watch the scene with Loki and the Hulk again. I loved that scene. It was perfect. I laughed so hard I almost cried.

  48. Erik May 7, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    I want to see that movie!!!

  49. festivalking May 7, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Reblogged this on Festival King and commented:
    I’m sorry BUT I just had to do this!
    I saw “The Avengers” yesterday and If I had to write a review, which I know I couldn’t do even to save my life, it would totally agree with this piece.
    PLEASE!!! GO SEE THAT MOVIE!!!! …. Its a Dream! 😀

  50. festivalking May 7, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    Great review! I just saw it yesterday and I was totally blown away! 😀

  51. divyanshmishra May 7, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    Reblogged this on divyanshmishra.

  52. Marvelites X-Men May 7, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    Reblogged this on The Marvelites X-Men and commented:
    This movie was a beautiful dream…

  53. moumitamou May 7, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    i myself saw the movie last week and was amazed to see a marvel-ous action with emotion..yes Whedon has constructed a superhero movie with brains and feelings.

  54. icahicahicah May 7, 2012 at 5:37 am #

    I think battleship was a bit more badass than this. haha no offense.

  55. Abby Castro May 7, 2012 at 5:34 am #

    “It was a blur of holy-shit-this-is-happening moments full of awesomeness..”

    Completely and absolutely true! That’s one way to summarize the whole movie into one sentence. Awesome review!

  56. Nicole May 7, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    Reblogged this on Incoherent thoughts & mixed emotions.

  57. Micke May 7, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    Great review!
    I’ve seen it twice (once with the 3D, once without it – and I think I liked it better without, if for no other reason than that the tickets cost less).

    Being a HUGE Hulk-fan I relished the fact that even though each character got it’s due presentation, the movie made a pretty big deal out of that first on-screen Hulk-out.

    The best thing about Avengers is that it really is the perfect popcorn-flick, while still being really well made and stands up to repeted viewings – and those movies aren’t that easy to come by.

    //Micke – Umea, Sweden

  58. misscatk May 7, 2012 at 4:07 am #

    My thoughts exactly.

  59. kabuhiko May 7, 2012 at 3:43 am #

    Loved Hulk in the movie! Totally funny. Liked Joss’ Buffy as well. Great blog! Looking forward for your future reviews.

  60. Fia May 7, 2012 at 2:33 am #

    I agree! By far the best super hero movie made. Loved every minute of it. I hope there will be a number two.

  61. kimonoko May 7, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    I don’t know about the assertion that a “rage Hulk” and a “controlled Hulk” couldn’t both appear in the same film; I’m no comic expert, but I was under the impression that the “rage Hulk” is the state Banner goes into if he transforms unwillingly (i.e. someone gets him angry), while “controlled Hulk” is the state that Banner goes into if he transforms willingly.

    As far as this particular film goes, that was the implication I got from Ruffalo’s characterization.

  62. LeGenDarYaKs May 7, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    Dude it actually makes sense i think you didn’t notice that Loki manipulates Hulk in first part that’s why he goes out of control. Second part of Hulk is shown logical as it shown that Banner has gained control over hulk.

  63. littleredblue May 7, 2012 at 1:18 am #

    Hey Misscatk I totally agree! Responding to Brett’s comment below- yes precedent was set that there is a controlled Hulk. Therefore, it does not make sense why Rage Hulk existed in this movie. And how could Rage and Controlled Hulk be in the same movie. This is in essence two different Hulks.

  64. lincoln300 May 7, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    I watched 3D in the end since there are so many positive reviews, and people are raving about it … besides, I have always been a fan for comic heroes.

  65. LeGenDarYaKs May 7, 2012 at 12:57 am #

    The best movie i watched so far …. love it 🙂 you have to check it out.

  66. Shannon Hadley May 7, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    Great review. I can’t wait to see what Joss has in store for us next.

  67. Audrey May 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    Watched The Avengers twice and it still rocked! Nice post!

  68. matindet May 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Reblogged this on teetats.

  69. Tinkerbell May 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    Okay, fine, I’ll watch it (hard not to after reading this enthusiastic review). Sigh, the power of hypnotic writing!

  70. Ng Zhi An May 6, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    Reblogged this on Ng Zhi An and commented:
    I caught The Avengers over the weekend, and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to write a review about it. But I felt that my poor command of English will be a letdown to this wonderful movie. Fortunately, I found a fantastic review on another WordPress Blog. Here you go.

  71. Yanray Parada Purba May 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Great review.. 🙂

  72. Authentelli-Gent May 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    Reblogged this on authentelligent and commented:
    Great review of The Avengers…

  73. Dee May 6, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    Avengers is AWESOME !!!! Superhero movie with a lot of comedy !! HULK makes us LOL!!!

  74. tryingtoknowthyself May 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    Great review! I’m really pumped too see this next weekend now!

  75. Huda May 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    I’m looking forward to watch this movie when Its available in my country.
    Sad things living outside US.. 😦

  76. yosephvera May 6, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    nice review

  77. David Wigfield May 6, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    I completely agree. It was a great superhero movie, easily the best since Spiderman 2, in my view. The tone and confidence of The Avengers was just perfect.

    My review, for anyone interested, is here –

    http://thegibberingwig.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/the-avengers/

  78. mrbig1991 May 6, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    Nice review man I’m glad to see that The Avengers is going down well for most people.

    Sorry to clutter up your review but could you possible check out my site?

    http://mrbignewsandreviews.wordpress.com/

  79. lolahbf May 6, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    People in the cinema were CLAPPING when that Hulk-Loki thing happened. And the jokes were HILARIOUS! Like when the police man asks Captain America who he was to tell them what to do. Then C.A kicks the cr*p out some bad guys! And I have to say, Iron man was also VERY funny. I loved the fight between Thor and Hulk and that or Iron Man and Hulk. I wish I could see C.A and Iron Man too 😀 That film was so good, I want to go see it again.

  80. Ben McBride May 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    Will have to check it out when I get the chance.

  81. kimonoko May 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    I agree; I think you make a valid point on the realism Nolan goes for with his films versus the more escapist feel of The Avengers. For my part, I’ve always thought that superheroes were designed from the get-go to provide a more fantastical version of our own world… Although if you’re going to go for realism, Batman’s the hero to do it with (even if I don’t particularly like it).

    On a different note, I like the reference to the X-Men, but I should point out that there are still wildly clashing ideas within the X-Men, particularly with Wolverine (who is more of a loner) and the occasion mutant al who switches sides between the Brotherhood and Xavier’s team. I understand the ensemble nature of that movie can allow for some significant comparisons, and I’m anxious to see if in First Class 2 they begin to introduce more differing personalities within the X-Men that can lead to both external and internal conflicts – something the show-runners might glean from Whedon’s The Avengers.

    Anyway, nice review and congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  82. Sugandh Sinha May 6, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Saw the movie today. It was very nice 🙂
    Hulk and Tony Stark were the real charmers in this movie!!

  83. Ben McBride May 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    I thought your username was the same link but now I see your username doesn’t link to the same thing at all. If you’d like to reply with your link again, I’ll put it back into your original comment. Sorry for the mix-up.

  84. Noah James May 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    But why didn’t they just ask the Hulk to swallow the Tesseract and get it over with? 😀

  85. nmbpro May 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    I took off from work on May 4th just to see the Avengers and was not disappointed. It is probably the best super hero movie I’ve ever seen, and had a surprising amount of character and plot development for an action movie.

  86. Chris Hanna May 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    A great movie for sure. And what a haul! Weekend estimates put it at $200M. My review: http://wp.me/p1ytps-eW

  87. jonathanjk May 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Wow, you removed the link from my comment? Is my podcast a threat to your site? Either include it or delete my contributions to the discussion. Don’t filter my comments please. It’s not like I’m advertising a product or service; it’s just a group of friends chatting about the movie.

  88. Ben McBride May 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    I’ve seen both the 2D and the 3D and I don’t think you can go wrong with either. Just depends on how much money you’d like to spend.

  89. Piggyjo May 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    I saw this yesterday in 3D and it’s AWESOME

  90. solanah May 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    The funniest superhero movie ever 😀

  91. The BETAA at NJIT Mentor May 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Saw this movie last night in 3D. It was good not great. The dialog was silly in some spots and I hated the way Loki was portrayed. I do recommend the movie, but do we really need to see NYC destroyed in each and every one of these “superhero” joints? I have to admit that Thor was great and Iron Man was still the bomb! Hawkeye, Capt. America and Black Widow need a bit more character development.

  92. Brett Williams May 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    It was suggested at the end of the Incredible Hulk film that Banner had gained control of the monster, so it does have some precedent.

  93. Diegor1901 May 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Reblogged this on convexskull and commented:
    No puedo esperar para verla!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH

  94. The Servant May 6, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Great review also on NPR. Loved this review you did too though, good job!

  95. Peauxetic Expressions May 6, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    Great review! I’ve heard nothing but good things about this movie. I have to go see it this week!

  96. paintboxtalks May 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Reblogged this on TriboTupi.

  97. Writer Fighter May 6, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    I went to see The Avengers last night, and want it on DVD right now! was amazing, hilarious and action packed. I give it 11/10

  98. Ammon May 6, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    I just saw the Avengers last night and loved . . . every . . . minute . . . of it!!!! Everything was great–the acting, the writing, the directing. But, the Hulk steals the show.

  99. jonathanjk May 6, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    It really is a great film, I enjoyed how they balanced out the characters. At times it felt like an Iron film, then a Thor Movie and so forth. Joss also knows better not to use that shaky cam stuff that Bay is fond of. You don’t feel it’s a 2.5 hour long movie.

    SLIGHT SPOILERS:

    I thought Black Widow was not a believable character when it came to the end fight scenes or her confrontation with the hulk where she went flying into a wall.

    The character moments yes, it was good to see a strong female character onscreen (no romance thankfully either), but the fighting she did at the end assumed too much. It had the effect of weakening Captain America because the physical difference between both characters didn’t seem that much at all. The bit where she jumps onto the craft should have torn her arms off. She also fought the aliens and figured out the alien weapons all too easily.

    For a person with no superpowers or muscle tone, those are amazing liberties taken with that character.

    Hawkeye was pushing it a bit as well at the end. He did the whole shoot without looking behind him. While cool, these are slight criticisms of those two characters, but not nearly enough to ruin the film.

  100. appsized May 6, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Joss Whedon did an amazing job with the Astonishing X-Men series (he wrote the first 24 issues). I was really happy when I learned he was going to do The Avengers. X-Men: First Class was very well done, too. Not sure if I’d choose The Avengers over it, but then again, I am an X-Men fan through and through :)) Great review! 🙂

  101. Evs May 6, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    Joss Whedon Strikes again!

  102. mariakaren May 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Black Widow is jaw dropping gorgeous.

  103. braunsteinn3d May 6, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Saw it twice this weekend! Definitely worth it. 🙂

  104. diaryofanewife May 6, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Great review thanks….this will be the next movie we will see after SAFE, which we enjoyed!

  105. jarwostok May 6, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    me too

  106. jarwostok May 6, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    amazing…. can’t wait

  107. Dr. Brown May 6, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    You were spot on with your review. The Avengers movie made me do two things I never EVER do…I went to one of those late night showings on the day it came out (1:00 in the morning), and I used profanity in my blog post when I came home to write about it. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  108. xiajiadai95 May 6, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    “The Avengers” is just like a wonderful dream which u do not want to stop~

  109. Gian Ramos May 6, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    The movie’s really awesome! 🙂 Like you I enjoyed each character! 😉 I think it’s so funny how Captain America often clashed with Iron Man :)) But it’s so cool how they teamed up in the end in saving the planet! 🙂 Anyway, great review Ben! And congrats on being on Freshly Pressed!

  110. lorms May 6, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    Reblogged this on My Kind of Perfect and commented:
    I LOVE AVENGERS!
    This is a great review

  111. eyeonwales May 6, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    Love it, and spot on regarding the Hulk. My only gripe was that I felt I could have missed the first 25 minutes and not suffered, a bit of an awkward introduction for all the characters, but I guess I was just impatient being confident of the awesomeness that would follow, and it did!

  112. Aju Elias Basil May 6, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    great review…I had the same experience after watching it.

  113. lilbrigs May 6, 2012 at 3:56 am #

    I agree with everything you said. One of the best movies I’ve seen in a longgggg time.

  114. lincoln300 May 6, 2012 at 3:55 am #

    Thanks for the review… now I just got to figure should I watch the normal version, or 3D 🙂

  115. Frances Yeo May 6, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    My boyfriend and I have watched the movie twice and we can’t get enough of it.

    I agree on your comment about the Hulk. I was disappointed that they didn’t get Edward Norton to play the Avengers Hulk, but Mark Ruffalo was great and played the role really well. I’m glad they changed up Hulk’s character to be more than a rage monster.

    And, yay, comments on Joss Whedon and recognition of his brilliance. My sisters and I are fans of his work. I can’t wait for Avengers 2. =)

  116. moonrabbit May 6, 2012 at 2:33 am #

    Actually, I just came back from watching this movie with my boyfriend. Needless to say, he’s more of a comic book nerd than I am (I only got recently interested in the characters because of their individual movies). But not only were we not disappointed, we were just blown away on the detail and how everything worked out. We managed to see this in 3D and it was just as awesome (if not more)!

    I really hope I get another chance to see this again! 🙂

  117. artictern travel tales May 6, 2012 at 1:38 am #

    Brliliant review…all hail The HULK! 😀

  118. daysfordaisy May 6, 2012 at 1:31 am #

    Looking forward to watching this. I had to go rent Thor as it was the only character I knew nothing about. I am excited now!

  119. Annie Belle May 6, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    I love both pulpy stories and Robert Downey Jr., so I’ll make sure to check those out for sure! Thanks for the recommendations!

  120. Ben McBride May 6, 2012 at 1:21 am #

    I have seen both of those films and enjoyed her in them. I thought she did an amazing job in Lost In Translation and I really enjoyed her in another film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, as well. I think her role of Black Widow is going to be memorable in that she’s going to have the greatest exposure to an audience with a big film like The Avengers as opposed to the smaller indie films she’s been in. She also plays a strong female character amongst a group of dominating male characters and stands on her own thanks to her performance as well as to Whedon’s strong writing.

  121. Ben McBride May 6, 2012 at 1:11 am #

    I’d say to give the others a shot. The first two Iron Man films are highly entertaining, which has a lot to do with Robert Downey Jr. just being one fun, charismatic actor and Captain America was pretty good if you like pulpy stories. The Incredible Hulk and Thor both have their positive qualities but have some issues. They are entertaining films though. The Avengers is definitely the best Marvel has to offer thus far.

  122. Zhen Huang May 6, 2012 at 12:24 am #

    Two thumbs way up!

  123. braddstudios May 6, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    excellently executed-too bad ruffalo hasnt been the hulk from the start 🙂

  124. Ruby May 5, 2012 at 11:44 pm #

    Watched it tonight and your review hit all the aspects of this movie I loved. It was definitely amazing 🙂

  125. Annie Belle May 5, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    I’ve already seen it twice :p I was surprised by how much I liked it. I’d never seen any of the other movies, so I was a little out of the loop. However, it was presented in a pretty digestible format, so that was great. Now, should I watch the other ones?

    I loved Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk. I thought he was great.

  126. rialto-now May 5, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Great review as soon as I get a babysitter im so there

  127. beccas90 May 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    I don’t think this movie comes even close to the Dark Knight movies. I doubt this will be one of Scarlett Johansson’s more memorable movies – have you ever seen Lost in Translation or Match Point?

  128. nazarioartpainting May 5, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    Thank You for great Review.

  129. misscatk May 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    I totally agree. I LOVED the movie, but at the end was a teeny bit frustrated by the Hulk’s immediate transformation into a controlled hero. The movie was fantastic, and I was impressed by the excellent characterisation throughout (the ability to bring all of the superheroes’ stories together and keep true to their characters and stories was very well done) but I did feel that this oversight was a shame.

  130. Elizabeth Grochan May 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    The perfect review. I couldn’t have said it better myself 🙂

  131. pixelogist May 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    good review. its a fantastic movie. the other marvel solo movies were good and a lot of fun, but only the first (and maybe second) iron man movies were really great, i think. this is even better. fantastic. i stil think nolan’s batman series is more my thing, and im lookin forward to that even more.. but marvel’s characters are brilliant. i cant see any other DC character making a movie this good apart from batman

  132. sisterantigone May 5, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Wasn’t interested in seeing this film, until I read your review, Monster Popcorn! Thank you, for it.

  133. sweetopiagirl May 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    Terrific post and amazing review!

  134. mylibrarycardworeout May 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    It was amazing this movie. It was hilarious but it also had lots of action. Really well done.

  135. Joey L. Dowdy May 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I can wait to see the movie this week too.
    j…

  136. shil May 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    It was freaking amazing !! especially the Hulk Loki scene !!

  137. LisaLDN May 5, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    Good review! I love how Black Widow’s fighting actually reminded me of a spider! They did a good job. And I especially loved how Iron Man acts when he is forced to work with others.

  138. Devina May 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    Reblogged this on Hot chocolate and books.

  139. Ben McBride May 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Thanks a lot! I’m actually going to see it again tomorrow!

  140. I Made You A Mixtape May 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Have not seen it yet- but your review actually is making me want to go! Love your blog!

  141. hornm16 May 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    I agree with everything in this review. Hulk truly did steal the show, even though all the heroes were great.

    Watching this movie, everything felt like it was jumping right off the pages. Which for me was awesome!

    After the Dark Knight came out in 2008, thought it would take a long time for something to come along to knock it off the top of the mountain. Avengers took this game up to a whole different level.

    Loved every second.

  142. bilisbel May 5, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    I watched today and all I can say is that the film is fucking awesome…

  143. tmastgrave May 5, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Well, I have to admit that I’m still a little peeved that Black Widow made it into the movie and the Wasp didn’t. I understand the reasoning, and I honestly agree that it was the right choice… I just don’t like it. However, overall Avengers was an amazing movie. I agree that Scarlett Johanssen did an excellent job (I can’t say she surprised me because I love her in Eight Legged Freaks), and the Hulk stole the show. I too hope that we get to see more of this Hulk in both single and team movies! I also have to say that I actually cheered (not something I do) when I found out that the Chitauri were the significant villains in the movie!! As a fan of the comics I loved it, and they did an excellent job portraying them. Hope to see the Kree and Skrulls on screen someday!

  144. littleredblue May 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    ****SPOILER ALERT****
    Love the movie and your review so accurately expressed how I felt about the movie. The two Easter Eggs were bloody fantastic. Thanos, Thanos!!! I cannot believe they are going to try the Infinity gauntlet arc. All I can say is OMG! But one issue I have with the movie as I felt they did not address it or at least did not address it well enough is Hulk. So when Banner first transforms he’s out of control Hulk with no thought processes and was totally going to backhand Black Widow. But when he transformed the second time he was intelligent and in control Hulk, who knew who his friends and enemies were. Now if it was grey and green Hulk it would make more sense. But, I don’t get how the two Hulks co-existed in the same movie. Especially, since I felt the only explanation they gave is that Hulk chose the barren area to land, which made Banner realise that Hulk was not all mindless. It was too subtle and vague. So what does anyone else make about it. It’s bothering me so much as I think this movie was perfect and I can’t see Whedon making such an obvious and huge flaw. Help! Someone offer me an explanation!

  145. luvthemstillers May 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    Reblogged this on Digital Pittsburgh and commented:
    The Avengers is the best Marvel movie to date. I love the interaction between the characters, and the action sequences are amazing and you can actually follow what is happening, unlike the Transformers. I will be seeing the Avengers again tomorrow. Once was definitely not enough.

  146. MikeDulson1492 May 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Great review man, I fully agree. It was a dream come true to us nerds everywhere.

  147. Namita Lad May 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    well i watched this movie today itself.. it was kind of treat to eyes as far as 3D and special effects are concerned…. it was going with flow. it was a movie which had almost every flavor… we laughed like hell when Loki challenges Hulk saying he’s a God and hulk can’t hurt him and the very next moment Hulk dashed him several times on floor 🙂 LOL

  148. Katie Raspberry May 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Yes! I was quite excited as well.
    Great post & review!

    Katie

  149. superdefective May 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Thank you for your review

  150. littlegremlins May 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Reblogged this on LittleGremlins and commented:
    AGREE!

  151. radhiyahh May 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    Reblogged this on Radhiyahh's Blog and commented:
    One of the most anticipated movies and it didn’t let me down. Like a fangirl, I was so fascinated by each scene especially when it gets really seriously, funny.

  152. Foster May 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    And you did this for free. Can’t wait to see this film now…

  153. Nicholas A.D. May 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    I have to say, I had low expectations walking into the midnight showing. I didn’t want to give myself high expectations, for fear of being let down, but holy Sh**! It was an amazing movie! I agree, it felt like a dream to witness the characters I’ve read about all my life in live action.

  154. Alan P. May 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    I thought the Ironman movies were cheesy action flicks. I was wrong until I saw Stark spark up the sky today at the theatre. Avengers itself is a good idea of gathering all the heroes, movie-wise they have to work on it. It’s still a very pleasurable movie to see. Congrats on the freshly pressed!!!

  155. findingherforte May 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Great review! I waited until I saw the movie before I read this but you did a great job of reviewing without giving anything away 🙂 Kudos! This movie WAS like a dream. I was so pumped after my 11:10 showing (that got out around 2am) that I didn’t even sleep. No regrets!

  156. hobbylane May 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    outstanding movie i’ll have to say… really like the Hulk’s character… he is just so cute and powerful… best scene of the movie… the part where he puched Thor aside and humilating Loki… haha… puny god…

  157. peaceandquietlife May 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Agree!! Mark Ruffalo was amazing, I loved his gentle nature contrasted with the beast’s. Scarlett Johanssen really surprised me (pleasantly), and it was the funniest, most well-rounded superhero movie yet.

  158. Chris May 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    And as with all the Marvel movies you need to stay ALL the way to end well after the credits. It’s hilarious!

  159. The Background Story May 5, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    Tom Hiddleston got Loki down to a T. He’s perfect for the role.

    And Mark Ruffalo may be just the best Bruce Banner so far.

  160. Ben McBride May 5, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    Haha thanks. I’ll have to check out your writing when I get the opportunity.

  161. Joe Labriola May 5, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    I’m always suspect of super hero movies, but I mean, come on, Joss! If anyone can make it work, he can! Looking forward to it 😀

  162. fireygoddess May 5, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    Reblogged this on Make Something Every Day and commented:
    For Jackie M…

  163. hachimipark May 5, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    i have to admit this was an awesome movie! my older brother went to watch it 4 times in a weekend, and i was wondering if he had gone insane, but after i watched it was totally “8D let’s go watch it again!”
    it was premiered one week earlier in mexico, because of “children’s day” apparently.
    is plain awesome o_O the characters are so nicely developed, and is filmed amazingly, and… ok im biased! i loved it.
    i was writing a review for my blog also, but obviously i’ve been really lazy about it hahaha.

  164. sherylvmorales May 5, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    The movie was wonderfully done! I wished so many times it wouldn’t end, but all in all – Awesome job to round up or should I say “assemble” a cast of great characters. Each one performed higher than I expected. I agree, would love to see more of the Hulk, and Captain America definitely defined his character.

  165. alledeze May 5, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    I watched The Avengers movie in Brazil. I loved the film! The actors were Amazing. I like more of the history than action scenes.

  166. Sabine May 5, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    I saw the movie (in 3D — my god was it awesome!) with my boyfriend a few days ago and fully enjoyed every minute of it. I completely agree with everything you mentioned in your review.

    I felt the exact same after the film finished. Walking out of the cinema, I still felt the excitement dwell within me. I thought the fight scenes were brilliantly done, and when I saw the “co-op” move done by Captain America and Iron Man, I just looked at my boyfriend and he looked at me and we both knew what we were going on about because we played the Marvel Ultimate Alliance game. It just felt so cool seeing it!

    I really can’t wait for the sequel, and we’re planning on going to see it again : )

  167. Nannimcb May 5, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    Awesome review. Will share on my FB page. If you want to see again with me, give me a ring. I wish Joss could read this – it’d be a cool compliment to him. Glad you’re the geek you are!

  168. Joelle Foong May 5, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    Awesome movie and great review!

  169. hohnwilly85 May 5, 2012 at 7:34 am #

    I can’t wait to go see this. I may have to bring an extra pair of underwear…..

  170. louella from manila May 5, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    I agree with The Hulk being the favorite. Mark Ruffalo’s casting is a great choice. Edward Norton is one of the great actors around but I just can’t see him with the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and company. I had no idea that Joss Whedon directed the movie until the credits rolled–that’s what made me go, “WHAT?” I’ve been a fan since Buffy, and it’s one of the shows I miss. I actually want to see it again, to better appreciate Whedon’s work even more:-)

  171. conordcfc May 5, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    Great review, would be good if you check my own out, thanks! http://conordcfc.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/film-review-the-avengers-avengers-assemble-2012/

  172. strafebreaker May 5, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    My friend you just put in words everything that I have felt when I left my seat and headed for the car after the movie Awesome review. I think you are right in saying that the Avengers stole Nolan’s final Batman movie, but personally I would rather not compare The Avengers movie with Nolan’s Batman; because from the start Nolan’s Batman never really went for the glitz and glamor of the superhero spotlight rather it focused on the dark side of being one.But that is for another day…. For now let us bask in the glory of the Avengers….Shawarma anyone?

  173. Benoni Goose May 5, 2012 at 5:58 am #

    The movie was astounding to me…It is now the benchmark for future film…but I have to add that Robert Donwey Jr is Legend…love him in the film…especially when it is time to “suit up”.

  174. CafeToys May 5, 2012 at 5:29 am #

    Great Review.. Can’t wait to watch it…

  175. solfasila May 5, 2012 at 5:06 am #

    Reblogged this on .

  176. dreamz infra May 5, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    Awesome movie like it very much…

  177. asavarisharma May 5, 2012 at 4:37 am #

    I LOVED IT. Have seen it twice!

  178. abichica May 5, 2012 at 3:25 am #

    I just watched it yesterday, after about 4 days of trying to get a ticket but failing because it was sooo full every single day… And all i want to say is that this is the most awesome, thrilling,amazing movie i have ever ever watched… i loooooooooved every single moment… 😀

  179. mindyoumindmethink May 5, 2012 at 1:56 am #

    What can I say! It’s mind blowing entertainment and I just love it. I like the fact that somehow The Avengers really gave me more than what I expected. I will definitely watch it again tomorrow!

  180. Atlee Greene May 5, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    I totally agree with the last paragraph regarding Nolan’s next Batman film.

  181. penandswordstroke85 May 5, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    Excellent review! Joss really does have the golden touch when it comes to anything he does. He has that child-like wonder blended with the ability to bring depth and emotion to his characters. The Avengers was the perfect blend of character development and action. I especially loved the “roll call” pan around shot in the city. The very definition of mythic.

    I also enjoyed how he made the female characters actual characters rather than pointless eye-candy in constant distress. Loki was deliciously devious, Tom Hiddleston was perfect for the role.

    If you’re a fan of sci-fi, you should give my blog a quick peek. I’m posting chapters of my superhero-genre novel very soon!

  182. Alberto May 5, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    Saw it and loved every moment. The characters were spot on, I got goose bumps when cap gave the plan of attack.

  183. minmolek77 May 4, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    Hulk smash!!!Love Hulk!!!

  184. Danica Mae May 4, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    Yay! Your review is freaking awesome. Same as the movie.. 🙂

  185. samacwns May 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    I’m so excited to see this movie! And I’m glad the Hulk is a good character. I didn’t really like the two solo movies.

  186. Thomas J. Webster May 4, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    Thanks to your enthusiastic review, I am bound to drag my wife to see it, deep down she thanks you, lol. (It means absolutely nothing to her that Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth are per chance to be shirtless, SHE CARES NOT!)

  187. Scott May 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Show’s my age–I just found out tonight that “The Avengers” what not the TV series that featured “Emma Peel”–but a comic strip that began long before that. I did remember the Hulk and Captain America. But I didn’t know the strip was called “The Avengers”–I thought it was the “Fantastic Four”!

  188. deaconhayes May 4, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    Great review, I am stoked to go see it. Especially since I did well trading it on the Hollywood Stock Exchange.

  189. I Write Irate May 4, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    I was excited about the movie before, but your review has me hoping for my chance.

  190. Ben McBride May 4, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    Well you get some of their origin/backstory. And Iron Man 2 introduces the Black Widow. They’re fun but The Avengers is better.

  191. mackerelskies May 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Thank you! I think. I mean, in that you just talked me into spending $30 on yet another superhero movie when I was so very very close to managing to swear off of them forever.

    Eh, hell with it. I’ll pay $30 to stare at RDJ for a couple hours. I think I’ll skip opening weekend, though. Any point to watching the other movies before going?

  192. xiaohui May 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Your review was just so full of praise of the movie it almost seems too good to be true. But I’m going to just devour it nonetheless and I really can’t wait to watch it! Thanks a lot 🙂

  193. Ben McBride May 4, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    No crying over girlfriends in this one and I think you can go into it with limited knowledge. It definitely helps if you know some of the history but the film can stands alone as a great piece of entertainment.

  194. mackerelskies May 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    “It was a blur of holy-shit-this-is-happening moments full of awesomeness”

    Out of curiosity, how do you think this is going to play to people with little to know knowledge of the history behind the characters? I saw Thor (not bad) and Iron Man 1 (awesome), and that’s it. My comics history knowledge is nearly non-existent. And worst of all, I’m feeling kind of sick of superhero movies in general (especially whiny ones, oh my god if I hear one more guy with superhuman powers crying because he doesn’t have a girlfriend…), but your review piques my interest – damn you.

  195. arevindh May 4, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    Great review .. I am gonna see this film

  196. paulfeatherstone May 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    A well written and captivating review of The Avengers movie! After reading about your own excitement of the film, I am really looking forward to seeing it. I am also a huge fan of the Hulk. I felt the second Hulk film was much better than the first, which spent too long dragging out the moment that he first changed. Once he did change of course, I loved the action. So, if this Hulk is even better, then that is awesome. I’m also looking forward to seeing Scarlet Johansson’s portrayal of Black Widow, and watching her kick ass, along with Iron-man and Thor! Congraluations on your uplifting review. Regards Paul

  197. Mikalee Byerman May 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    You had me at “holy-shit-this-is-happening moments full of awesomeness.”

    Hey…you write just like I do! Kindred writers!

    🙂

  198. Carrie May 4, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Fantastic review! Was going to see it yesterday but had to postpone due to other obligations~ Now I just can’t wait 😀

  199. raymondkrish May 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    I watched it twice on the big screen.

  200. raymondkrish May 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Reblogged this on raymondkrish and commented:
    One of my current fav movie 🙂

  201. gaycarboys May 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    I was going to wait to DL it but I might go to the cinema instead. Thanks so much and I’ glad you enjoyed the movie.

  202. Melody of the Soul May 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    Reblogged this on melodyofthesoul.

  203. Richard W Scott May 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Excellent (non-spoiler) review! Good job.

  204. pioneear May 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Excellent review! I’ve decided to go and watch it on the big screen simply because of this. Thanks

  205. mancuniancandidape May 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    I agree entirely, I’ve been waiting eagerly – like a good little fanboy – for The Avengers for around four years now, ever since the hints during the after-credit sequence in Iron Man, and in no way did it disappoint. Against my previous assumptions, The Hulk stole the role of superhero for me; from catapulting hundreds of feet to high-five hovering vehicles out of the air, nonchalantly punching Thor, to rag-dolling Loki, he was utterly spectacular. I cannot wait for more.

  206. marlenemariana27 May 4, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    it’s a Great Review! I’m dying to see the movie now!
    Greetings from Venezuela!

  207. ceruleasbookshelf May 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    Reblogged this on CeruleasBookshelf and commented:
    A great review of a GREAT film!!

  208. Ben McBride May 4, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    Thanks! I may go see it again this weekend.

  209. Parvis Brahim May 4, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    This is exactly what “popcorn entertainment” is all about! The final battle scene was just…how to put it…HOLY SHIT. Gawd, this movie was awesome!! Not one dull moment! You are entertained from beginning to end! This was a perfect blend of action and humor as it should be! I’m watching it again next weekend!

    PS: Congrats on getting FP’ed!!

  210. Teresa M. May 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Totally agree! It really was just “holy-shit-this-is-happening moments full of awesomeness”!

  211. andrewhussie May 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Reblogged this on andrewhussie and commented:
    I’m Andrew Hussie.

  212. Virginia May 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    We are so looking forward to seeing this movie (we waited & waited at the end of Capt. America’s credit’s for the sneak peak : ) Great review – thanks! (i actually read the Avengers comic books when just a young thing – the only ones i know a.th. about!)

  213. shaunmilne89 May 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I went to see this in IMAX 3D and it blew me away. What a fantastic film. Congrats to Joss Whedon. Was there any doubt he could pull it off?

  214. Ben McBride May 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Oh wow, thanks! I sincerely hope you two have a really great time watching it!

  215. carmike31 May 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Reblogged this on My 1st Blog.

  216. Richard McCargar May 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Because of your review, I’m taking my son. Thank you!

  217. Shannon.Kennedy May 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Thanks for the review – I may take my husband to go see it this weekend. I know he was excited about it, but I was skeptical about it until I read your review. Thanks!

  218. Ben McBride May 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    Mondo creates some really fantastic posters, this is definitely one of them!

  219. thesociallyawkwardkhounlo May 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Great review and bad-ass poster.

  220. Ben McBride May 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Yea. I’m tired as all get out but wouldn’t have missed the midnight show for the world.

  221. Ben McBride May 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Thanks! Yea, the viewing experience for me was really great as well. People dressed in costumes and the crowd cheering. Great time.

  222. minlit May 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    It’s Joss Whedon… how can it go wrong!

  223. versipellusfenris May 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Totally agree with your assessment. I loved the Avengers and really think it compares favourably to any movie; not just superhero flicks.

  224. Ben McBride May 4, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Thanks. I’m glad to see that it’s appealing to even those not so into superhero flicks. It’s a quality flick.

  225. Mary May 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    Haha, I agree with everything you just said! I’m dying trying to finish up work today but going to the midnight showing was a very, very good idea. I was so happy that the film lived up to the expectations I had for it!

  226. adrianvstheworld May 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I agree. The bar has been set ridiculously high. This movie far exceeded my already high expectations and went even further. It worked so well, with a perfect balance of action, comedy, drama, and character development. Hard to think I only paid $10 for this. And the movie provided me with the most memorable viewing experience of my life. I can’t wait to see it again. Great review!

  227. Cathy May 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    Just got home after watching that movie. And I must say it was really good. I’m a girl-girl when it comes to watching and is not really into superhero flicks but I really liked this one. Great review by the way 🙂

  228. barefoot_med_student May 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Great review, I loved the movie too, and I’m not even a die-hard superhero fan.. Funny thing, I just posted an Avengers review for Youth Journalism International too. 🙂

  229. NICK May 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    Can’t wait to see it! Great review!

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