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The Avengers

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Joss Whedon

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About the Movie

Marvel presents Marvel's The Avengers, the Super Hero team-up of a lifetime. Iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America assemble for the first time ever in this new action-packed Marvel saga, starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself needing a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Marvel's The Avengers is packed with action, adventure and spectacular special effects that’ll knock your socks off.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 330
  • Fresh: 304
  • Rotten: 26
  • Average Rating: 8.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Never underestimate the entertainment value of the Hulk Smash. – Tom Charity,, May 8, 2012

Fresh: The banter has zip, the effects are fun, the climactic battle is decently spectacular, and if the 3-D is mostly expendable, there are a few scenes where it adds a nice kick. – Bob Mondello, NPR, May 3, 2012

Fresh: If you are a Marvel fan, then The Avengers will feel like Christmas. Thanks to the merry doings of the director, Joss Whedon, all your favorite characters are here, as shiny and as tempting as presents under the tree. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, May 8, 2012

Fresh: Whedon, a pop-genre magician best known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is a master of viewer manipulation - because he never gives up his own seat in the crowd. – Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, May 3, 2012

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Customer Reviews

The best movie

It freakin awesome and I would advise any to get the movie if your a not a nerd at those marvel comics its still recommended

Awesome Movie!!!

An amazing movie from beginning to end. Must buy on HD!!!


What else can I say? It's not every day that you get to see a live-action film in which all your favorite comic book superheroes are fighting side by side together in one epic battle to save humanity. And man, was I blown away when I saw "The Avengers" for the first time in IMAX 3D. It not only met my expectations of what a superhero flick could accomplish, but it exceeded them by a mile. From the ever-expanding character development to the brilliant special effects to the larger-than-life set pieces, this film easily hit the nail on the head when it came to supreme summer blockbuster entertainment.

The plot is simple enough. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of the peacekeeping organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D., is forced to recruit an unprecedented team of superheroes (Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye) when Thor's villainous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) threatens to subjugate Earth. In order to pull the world back from the brink of disaster, these new allies must work together to defeat Loki and his gigantic army before it's too late.

Honestly, Joss Whedon couldn't have been a better choice to direct a movie of this caliber. With every scene, he masterfully balances the level of serious tension and light-hearted humor so as to keep the viewer's attention constantly at bay. Speaking of the humor, I can't tell you how many times I laughed along with the audience when it came to the incredibly clever gags. I won't say what they are for those who haven't seen the film, but let's just say that once you see them, they're way too funny to forget. In addition, the characters' interactions were spectacularly well-executed. Whedon truly made it so that each of their conversations felt fluent and real, almost as if you were actually right there, watching two complete polar opposites meet one another for the first time. I swear, seeing Tony Stark casually threaten Loki while pouring a drink was just the icing on the cake for me. As for the action, it literally had me on the edge of my seat. From the very beginning all the way to the thrilling finale, I was enthralled by the fun-filled violence and brilliantly choreographed combat sequences that the film delivered. Full of heart, humor and deftly intense energy, "The Avengers" ended up being nothing short of a satisfyingly super-powered masterpiece.

When all is said and done, it's easy to see why this movie has quickly become one of the highest-grossing films of all time. It's immaculately constructed, wonderfully paced and tremendously fun. What more can you ask for? In the end, I really can't think of any complaints to talk about. Whedon really did deliver everything I could've asked for and much more. From the hilariously surreal interactions between the ensemble cast to the superbly crafted score by Alan Silvestri, "The Avengers" truly lived up to every ounce of its hype. Personally, I can't wait to own this flick when it's released, and I can't recommend it enough. If you're a fan of well-crafted superhero blockbusters, this is one cinematic experience you shouldn't miss out on.