When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
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The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
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One of the worst ways to make a cult movie is to set out to make a cult movie.
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I, along with thousands of others, grew up a huge superhero fan. Film makers capitalized on the superhero fandom by making franchises off of the most popular heroes such as Superman, Batman, and Spider-man. I remember as a kid loving those movies, but I would think, "Man, how cool would it be if they made a Justice League or an Avengers movie!". But it was just a dream. Until 2012. After Iron Man started the MCU in 2008, superhero fans and movie fans everywhere witnessed a legendary event, when The Avengers graced the big screen. And boy was it good!Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger introduced us to all the main characters in this movie, so there was no need for dumb intros *cough*cough*... Suicide Squad... What's great is that each of our heroes are at different places in their journeys and it shows in their roles in this film. The casts does an amazing job of playing a group of very different heroes coming together, not because they fit well together, but because they have to, in order to save the world. The plot may be simple, but it works. The film is fun, action-packed, and evenly paced. Loki is my favorite MCU villain to date... I know I know ... Thanos ... he's great and all, but there's something about Tom Hiddleston's Loki that is so likable without downplaying him as a threat.Infinity War may be remembered as the greatest Avengers movie, but this movie will always be my favorite.
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I think any viewer, buying a ticket for this film, is aware of what he expects to see on the screen. Recently, the film industry has been criticized for the abundance of projects of a purely entertaining nature, including the "Avengers". However, if you look closely - it turns out that there is not so much really good and quality entertainment cinema. Some films are boring, some are bluntly stupid; and, for the most part, it turns out that "entertainment" can be called only a few luxuriously shot scenes, and at other times the viewer is forced to entertain himself with popcorn and cold cola. So the "Avengers" is a completely different case.I'm not a fan of comic books, and the attitude towards this genre is rather negative, because of its total zashtamovannosti and uncompromising pathos. However, seeing such a spectacle as the "Avengers", it's hard not to leave your sarcasm aside, and fully enjoy the proposed attraction. Director Joss Weedon, in the beginning, caused me to distrust, in spite of the mass of laudatory reviews, his "Mission Serenity" did not impress me at all; However, in this case, a clear and confident direction is felt throughout the film. Weedon is also responsible for the script, and here I want to note how competently it is worked out to fill the picture with action to the eye, not forgetting about the meaningfulness and clear drawing of the characters' characters. It is a balanced scenario that makes the film look "in one go," and the characters look so charismatic, as necessary for a positive perception of the picture.
Undoubtedly, Marvell approached the project very seriously, presenting "Torah" and "First Avenger" last year, these films being technically quite successful in themselves, at the same time became an effective prelude to the main movie event Marvel. And the creators did their best to make the film truly an event that surpassed its historical predecessors. Since almost all the characters are familiar to the viewer, and the story itself is simple and understandable - it makes it possible to fill the picture with spectacular action to the point that it seems unbelievable how all this can fit into one film, even if it lasts more than two hours. At the same time, this is not the case when the entire film is thrown at different locations, trying to diversify the action in this way. The bulk of events takes place on the ship Nick Fury and in New York, but everything is done so qualitatively that not how much it tires. The scene of the massacre in the city in the final is fascinating, although the "scene" is not called the language, because of its wide time frame. For a very long time the heroes will fight the enemy; everything will jump, fly and explode; and all this in an excellent high-quality 3D. And although the film is not without pathos, I was pleased that the question of the police "Who are you to command here?" Captain America did not begin to pronounce his name, which the Russian viewer perceives with his teeth, but simply showed in deed.Of course, there is a lot of humor in the film. However, if, for example, in the same "Sea Battle" creators used humor as a saving thread, literally pulling the picture from the abyss in certain places; in "Avengers" it is, albeit an obligatory, but an equal part of the overall structure, which works in a complex. This is not the option when you close your eyes to some flaws due to some pluses (an abundance of humor, for example) because there are no obvious shortcomings in all parameters of the production of the film. And the humor itself - yes, sometimes even stiff and sarcastic, chuckling over the heroes and reducing the extra degrees of pathos. In this regard, it is not superfluous to mention that Joss Weedon also had a hand in creating the scenario "Huts in the Forest", but here, of course, everything is in a softer framework.To say that "Avengers" is a typical entertaining movie would be fundamentally wrong - in fact Marvel was removed practically by the standard representative of the genre, which uses every minute of its timing as effectively as possible. Mass of spectacular action, magnificent picture in high-quality 3D, wonderful soundtrack, sarcastic humor and nice characters. It is this film that should be considered a grandiose opening of the summer season of blockbusters, as it really sets a very high level.
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No spoilers here - all the characters were introduced so seamlessly. You're like HEY its Spiderman or HeY its that dude with wings from the end of the last ex men. etc etc There were few things better done and more entertaining than introducing the guardians of the galaxy crew in. That had some hilarious results. I love the Dr Strange/Tony Stark moments but you kinda knew they had to come. Bruce fighting with Hulk was hilarious. Thanos is a great character and a way that unifies what all the teams are doing. One of the highlights of the film has to be when peter dinklage shows up in ....well in the form he showed up in! (you'll see!) it was delightful to see him and i heard at least 10 audible sighs of glee at seeing him. Groot and Rocket hangin around with Thor was Hilarious. Saw a few people I didn't know but Black Panther and a few others ended up being cool too. Great job stan lee and jon favreau - can't wait to see the next one. so many deaths in this one that i feel like we need a support group just to get us to the next one!
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***Disclaimer I prefer DC over Marvel***I finally caved to see this film with consistent comments of how great it is...and of what I liked in Marvel didn't even exist in this film...I will say it's a well made film and had some killer action and some funny parts...but still leaving Spider-Man and The Punisher out of the biggest Super hero film ever released makes this well made film a disappointment...