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Old 04-12-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default The Avengers Review Thread (non-spoilers)

This is so we can read reviews from fellow users who have seen the movie earlier, and we can their on opinions on it, but with one very important detail: NO SPOILERS:

The American audience can also get a good consensus of the movie due to it being released internationally first.

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Old 04-13-2012, 01:10 AM   #2
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This thread already exists http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=381311

But yeah, I too am really excited to get some spoiler-free reviews.

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Old 04-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #3
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:50 AM   #4
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Come, on guys. I know it's fun to discuss the juicy spoilers... but I'm sure we could get one or two spoiler free reviews.

Btw, could a mod either merge this thread with this (http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=381311), or vice versa, thanks.

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Old 04-13-2012, 11:32 AM   #5
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/reviews

IMDB has one up and it's a gem...

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An Unstoppable Force of Awesomeness! All Hail The New King!

I have got to tell anyone who will listen that this is one of THE best adventure movies I've ever seen. It's almost impossible to convey how pumped I am now that I've seen it. I purposefully avoid hyping myself for movies because when expectations are too high, nothing seems to be able to reach them. I usually avoid the hype train whenever possible. That said, I was jacked to see this movie and was fully aboard the hype train. It couldn't be helped. So, I was certainly open to intense disappointment had this movie not been good. I'm so happy to report just the opposite has happened.

The only word I can think of to describe this movie is AWESOME. It's amazing work and everything I had hoped for and more. It's exceptional entertainment for the uninitiated but it has everything a fanboy could want to be sure. It has every little nuance of what a fanboy wants to see. One of the MANY things I loved was the tension and flat out conflict that arises between team members. It's not a two dimensional "team wonderful that bands together to fight crime ho ho ho." Most don't like each other at fist and there is so much texture to be played. That is great because so many of these characters are larger than life. They have egos and the big guns aren't used to working with other people or even playing by the rules. Stark, Thor and Banner all work "the other side of the fence" so to speak. Then there's the Widow, Hawkeye and Captain America who are used to following orders and playing within a command structure. They are all thrown together in a wonderful and, best of all, believable fashion. Again, more than I ever dreamed possible.

The entire cast really delivered. You needed more than just action actors or stunt doubles to play all these parts. The pathos is there but so are the timing and true deep performances. Look, I was missing Ed Norton as much as anyone on that hype train I talked about but I'm so happy to say that Mark Ruffalo won me over. I hope he's locked up for the long haul because we don't need any more changes. Three was the lucky number for movie Banners. Every other actor in Avnegers that we've seen before is BETTER than their previous incarnation (EVERY single one) with the possible exception of RDJ as Stark. He's great but it's hard to top his take on the character from the original Iron Man in an ensemble movie. I also have to fully disclose that I'm insanely attracted to Scarlett Johansson. I thought her Widow character was amazing but I'm definitely judging that through rose colored glasses. The character arcs that run there course during this film will surprise a lot of general audiences expecting nothing more than a Transformers type popcorn scarfdown.

I honestly don't want to give away ANY of the movie with this review because this is one film that needs every scene to be savored. Do yourself a favor and remain unspoiled. It's how I saw the movie (apart from what the trailers showed) and even though you're obviously reading this review, read no others with any kind of spoilers whatsoever. Experience the awesomeness for yourself. Avengers as a movie and as a team on screen is an unstoppable force. I'm just going to say, Hulk & Thor combination equals AWESOME and leave it at that. This movie defines MUST SEE.

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IMDB has one up and it's a gem...

Thanks for bringing that great review over, Marvel. I'm seeing The Avengers tomorrow (knock wood, fingers crossed) and I'm avoiding major spoilers until then. So I understand why people need a thread like this. I'll do my best to write a spoiler-free review after I get home tomorrow and recover my wits from the onslaught of awesomeness.

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:31 PM   #7
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I already read that review

I WANT MOAR!

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:40 PM   #8
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Nice review. Just three more weeks!!

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:42 PM   #9
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http://www.movieweb.com/movie/marvel...RE0wqBQb1tQr36
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:46 PM   #10
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I already read that one too

That is the "Hawkman" one HAHA

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #11
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Ahhhhhhhhhhh, confirmation of Thor and Hulk fighting alongside each other in the final battle!!!

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Old 04-13-2012, 03:42 PM   #12
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Thanks for that post. I hope that's the kind of reviews we get in here. I'm unfortunately not getting Avengers until May 4th and it's taking every fiber not to read any more spoilers (there was one I had to know and now I got my fix). But it's so tempting, I hope this thread stays safe from spoilers.

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Old 04-13-2012, 05:03 PM   #13
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:32 PM   #14
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Hulk & Thor combination equals AWESOME and leave it at that. This movie defines MUST SEE.
This alone doubled how long the next two weeks will feel. Given that everything else seems amazing doesn't make the wait better.

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That guy needs an editor, and maybe some remedial English courses. The sad thing is that he's apparently getting paid to write - in other words, he's supposed to be a professional.


Glad he like the movie, wish he was able to better express his opinion.

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Oh, for sure. The writing's a mess. But it's more positive reaction so it's nice to hear anyway I guess.

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That guy needs an editor, and maybe some remedial English courses. The sad thing is that he's apparently getting paid to write - in other words, he's supposed to be a professional.


Glad he like the movie, wish he was able to better express his opinion.
If he gets paid writing like that, then I think I can have a career writing for blogs online.

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Old 04-14-2012, 03:58 PM   #18
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Oh, for sure. The writing's a mess. But it's more positive reaction so it's nice to hear anyway I guess.
Haha yeah agreed.

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My mind was officially blown to smithereens this morning. I pretty much still need a whole day to allow all the awesomeness (which is boiled over in my head like suds in an over-filled washing machine) to settle. Guys, Whedon re-shaped how you do comic book movies. I got out of the film absolutely beaming. I think the guys at 93.3 KDKB got a kick out of me when they interviewed me about my reaction to the film. Wow ....just wow. I'm trying to figure out how to describe my experience so bare with me.

As one can expect from Whedon, he was on point with the dialogue. His natural sense for wit and timing really brings these characters to life in ways you haven't seen. After seeing Cabin in the Woods last weekend, I knew we were going to get a good amount of one-lines for laughter. I can't even recall how many there were .... in fact we're going to need a thread just to discuss all of our favorite ones once you all have seen the film. Stark brings the heat in that regard. He's probably landed 75% of them. LOL. Joss understands that the comedy is essential to get people loosened up, especially when you've got many outlandish elements. As far as the cinematography, I was concerned beforehand. Rest easy guys. So many beautiful shots. The pictures you've seen do not do this movie any justice. The transitions when they're fighting the alien horde were top notch.

In a film with multiple superheroes they had to figure out a way to stretch these guys thin like a 3 year old rubber band about to snap. Objective achieved guys. It was done in two-fold fashion. After you get thru the first act of being reintroduced to your players, the 2nd half is chalk full of tension tension tension. It's at this point everyone is pretty much sick and tired of each other (making Loki a happy man) .... guys are squabbling, Cap is baiting Stark ...... and then the real mayhem breaks loose.

The third act is every bit the "war" film Whedon wanted to make. The action just keeps coming .... it has to, because again the heroes need to be overwhelmed to raise the stakes. So you went from them being mentally exhausted with each other, to now being nearly physically exhausted in battle ..... having to reach for that last ounce of effort to overcome.

Ever hero in this film got a legitimate chance to shine. Whedon really knew how to pass the baton in that regard. Heck, I even liked Evans' Cap instead of just kind of having to put up with him in his solo film ..... that's all due to Joss. When being pressed for who shined the most, I can honestly say that is a truly tricky question. They are going to have a tough time going back to the solo films after the treatment all these guys got. BTW, the Loki in this film is every bit the Loki we deserved to see ..... powerful, wretched, scheming, and down right bad mofo.

So many iconic moments ..... essentially there might be some complaints about the duration of certain inter-hero spats, but that's only because you never want it to end ..... hell, I never wanted the movie to end period. I can't wait for you guys to see the Thor-Hulk fight/interactions because Whedon put a nice little cherry on top when they're fighting the aliens. Speaking of the Hulk it took some time into the movie for me to get adjusted to Ruffalo, but I give him credit. He worked out just fine in an ensemble kind of way. The Hulk was beautiful. What else was there to expect really with technology having improved significantly since the last version. He's far more ape-ish in this one. Just wait till you see him meet the flying snake thing for the first time.

Man ..... seriously can't wait to see this again. I have a few complaints, but the rest of the movie is so good that it really doesn't matter. I thought the first act sort of shoe-horned in Loki/Thor a little bit. I was curious if they would show where he's been ..... they did, but it needed just a few more moments to develop. I also struggled with the 3D a bit.

I was blessed today. That's all I can say ...... well that and the end credits gave me my other wish. Anyone who's read my posts on this site know what/whom I've been asking for.

9.5 out of 10 ..... I can't say 10 because no movie is ever flawless in my opinion, but this one got close enough for it's genre.

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Yay Rock!! High praise indeed.

Can we just have Joss Whedon direct every Marvel movie from now on?

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You did it Marvel....You did it.

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Yay Rock!! High praise indeed.

Can we just have Joss Whedon direct every Marvel movie from now on?
Marvel needs to lock Whedon up like WB has done with Nolan.

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marvel needs to lock whedon up like wb has done with nolan.
yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!

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9.5 out of 10 ..... I can't say 10 because no movie is ever flawless in my opinion, but this one got close enough for it's genre.
Glad you had a good time brah

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Hey can we add a poll to this thread?

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