The Avengers (2012) Movie Review

The Avengers (2012)

2012 | PG-13 | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
143 minutes /

User Score: 50/100

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The Avengers Review


Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

The Avengers (2012) is an American science fiction superhero film containing non-stop action, suspense, and thrills. The movie is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name and is is the sixth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The Avengers had a budget of $220 million and grossed over $1.520 billion worldwide. Director and screenplay writer Joss Whedon (The Avengers (2012), Toy Story (1995), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)) did a marvelous job executing this family oriented movie.

The Asgardian Loki (Tom Hiddleston - Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Crimson Peak (2015)) met Other, who is the leader of Chitauri, which is an extraterrestrial race. Other (Alexis Denisof - Angel (1999), The Avengers (2012), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Much Ado About Nothing (2012)) promise Loki that he will give him an army which will help him to conquer Earth. All Loki has to do in return is retrieve the Tesseract 2 which is a dominant energy source. Nick and his lieutenant Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) is seen at a remote research facility a research team is experimenting on the Tesseract, which has begun radiating an unusual form of energy. It did not take long for the Tesseract to open a wormhole which resulted in Loki escaping to Earth but not before he takes the Tesseract and enslaves Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) and a couple of agents with his scepter.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson - Pulp Fiction (1994), Django Unchained (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), The Hateful Eight (2015)) is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is a peacekeeping organization. Nick recruits Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Thor to stop Thor’s brother Loki from conquering Earth. Skip forward - Loki surrenders to Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) while Barton steals iridium which is needed to stabilize the Tesseract’s power. Thor (Chris Hemsworth - Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Rush (2013)) is Loki’s adoptive brother and frees Loki while he was being escorted to S.H.I.E.L.D. Thor freed his brother because he hopes that he can convince him to return to Asgard and abolish his plans. The movie progresses to being terrific treat that I and my family love.

Overall, I would recommend this film to anyone who loves themselves a magnificent science fiction thriller action packed movie with microscopic plot holes and mishaps. It is by far one of the best adventure family movies out there and should not be missed. The entire cast crew delivered on their performances that were top notch and believable. The sets, CGI, makeup, cinematography, editing department, and dialogue were all excellent. Get this movie as soon as possible to see but be warned that there is lots of violence in this film.

About The Avengers (2012)

Title: The Avengers
Original Title: Marvel's The Avengers
Year: 2012
Runtime: 143 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 18 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 18
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Stan Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Stellan Skarsgård, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Falvo, Scarlett Johansson, Jenny Agutter, Lou Ferrigno, Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Harry Dean Stanton, Jeremy Renner, Frank Powers, Rod Fielder, Kelley Robins, Layla Cushman, Brent McGee, Pat Kiernan, Clark Gregg, Powers Boothe, Debbie Scaletta, Jamie McShane, Andrea-Nichole Olivas, Maximiliano Hernández, Enver Gjokaj, Cobie Smulders
Writers: Joss Whedon, Zak Penn
Director: Joss Whedon

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