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    Marvel's The Avengers: Review By Jay.A.Ottley


    Apr 13th, 2012 by Jay.A.Ottley

    WORLD PREMIERE: Prepare for something that is truly indescribable as your theatres roars in applause... Joss Whedon has officially created every fan boy's dream



    • OVERALL 4.5
      SUPERB
    • Story
    • 4 out of 5
    • Acting
    • 4.5 out of 5
    • Directing
      5 out of 5
    • Visuals
      4 out of 5



    'When you come to a project on a big scale as this, you have to breakdown on how you analytically approach it, especially when you have a reputation and everything is at stake' zipped Whedon. After a rip-roaring exclusive sneak preview aligned with the world première, entitled Shield's Secret Screenings.

    The Avengers sets off straight after the events of Captain America with Steve Rogers still trying to regain himself in the world and the rest of The Avengers doing what they do best, saving the world. Of course all of those little sneaky ends of credit sequences all tie-in to this spectacular flick, like appetisers to the final course. But when an unknown enemy emerges. It is left to the hands of Nick Fury to ensemble 'The Avengers Initiative.' When the world would need its saviours and heroes fighting one by one and side by side as THE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE as they head on to take down the villainous godlike tyrant that is LOKI... and his got an army...but we have a Hulk.

    Now I don't need to inform you of the acting capabilities at hand here, when you know The Avengers that have been assembled already from their solo adventures. Every character has remained the same as they were in their solo installments. Tony Stark is still the playboy millionaire with a tongue in cheek and a devilish way of words that roar the audience in laughter. Steve Rogers is still trying to maintain himself from state of his cryo-statis and trying to regain himself in the world and figuring out his destiny. Thor is still Thor, and this is my favourite character of the team, not just because Chris is a personal friend, but I just love his take on the character. Alas yes Renner does a decent job as Hawkeye and Scarlett looks bootylicious and ready to kick ass, and despite the glamour to the superhero ensemble she has a fiery determined character. BUT and this is the HULKSMASH BUT... the film is stolen by its newest cast member to the fantastic superhero ensemble, Mark Ruffalo who finally brings THE HULK the fans have died for and awaited so long for, he overshadows Ferringo, smashes through Bana and leaves Ed with nothing but a Norton... The Hulk in simple detail is the show stealer, and is just an extravaganza of destruction.

    As we have praised Nolan for his transformation of DC's universe of Batman...Joss Whedon returns to define he is the equivalence of the Marvel universe and creates the most spectacular Marvel film ever made, which will now stand as the example for every Marvel film set for the future as, while Nolan has set the standards for the superhero film of today. Joss Whedon has created an orgy of superhero extravaganza for your eyes to feast on. The action is out of this world.

    "This is something big and this is what we have all been working for... Myself and the rest of my fellow merry men, and to be part of that is just amazing, it's a piece of film history in itself. Marvel is creating a franchise and a universe with its film universe much like they did with the comics." stated Tony Stark. Believe these words because Avengers is a piece of film history as well as a pinnacle in the history of Marvel.

    But not only was I able to catch up with Tony Stark but a variety of other characters including the duo of godlike brothers Thor and Loki. "While we have yet to see the film, but we had a massive amount of fun on set and just listen to that energy. My god that is a roar of fans and that's what makes this moment worth everything" while Loki interjected stating, "It really doesn't get any better than this." While having a snag chat "Loki believes he can bring some form of world peace by making the world grovel at his knees, he wasn't that badass in Thor, this shows what his truly capable of."

    As well I had to catch up with Chris who said "It's amazing, Joss really gets down to it, there is even a scene with the team dealing with problematic issues but you know obviously Thor has to lay down the law," as we winked off to sign autographs.

    While Chris Evans talked about Cap 2 with me, it is sounding interesting none to say the least and I thoroughly enjoyed Cap's first outing. Which is still in pre-production. As well it seems that Marvel may be following the same marketing technique and strategy for the already green lit, Avengers 2.

    But I had to catch all three peas in a pod to grill them. "Playing Nick Fury, his like Marvel's equivalent to Bond's M. but it's amazing because you're playing a character that you were the foundation for and that makes it all the more special, you get me."

    Before I could sink my teeth into the genius that is Joss Whedon, before me stood another genius, which our conversation started with the local phrase "Excelsior, young chap. This is truly remarkable and I don't think I've ever seen so much energy by the fans and this is truly something exhilarating."

    "It's similar to making a comic but it's just more visual and you have more frames, but when you approached a project as big as this, you have to break it down" the ginger genius said with glee. "It more than a movie it's a continuation with a conclusion to continue the next array of marvel flicks. So essentially this is what the previous films have been so climatically built up to and we have to go all out. In which my history with Marvel is what got me here and Favreau's recommendation, since he turned it down. But apparently to him I was the fans favourite and I believe we have given the movie the fans deserve and desire."

    Visually Avengers Assemble is a visual extravagance of pure orgy and climatic battle with some spectacular set pieces that would make Michael Bay grovel at the feet of Loki. The action sequences get better and better and the final sequence is exactly how an epic sequence should be done, utilising the power of today's effects with the visual glory of the mind of Whedon. The scene's just heighten to an amount of tension that will leave any fan boy excited to ultimate satisfaction, especially once the Hulk gets involved. It's truly something amazing that is if you don't pass away from excitement to endure the end credits.

    In overall Avengers Assemble is by far the most spectacular superhero ever made in terms of a visual extravagance, and is truly something that has been worth waiting for and it's the Marvel equivalence to Nolan's Batman. In final words prepare for something that is truly indescribable as your theatres roars in applause... Joss Whedon has officially created every fan boy's dream.
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    i dont read comics but im glad its gettin good reviews

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo Bitches View Post
    i dont read comics but im glad its gettin good reviews

    Yeah and im glad they didn't give any spoilers in the review. I can't wait to see it!

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    Boner...

    Nah this shit sounds tight though. I'll be there at midnight.

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    They better continue with the scenes after the credits like they did ib Iron Man, Iron Man2, Thor, and Captain America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishPride View Post
    They better continue with the scenes after the credits like they did ib Iron Man, Iron Man2, Thor, and Captain America.

    Someone already noted that they're were scenes after the credit. The movie is 142 minutes long. That's 2 hours and 22 minutes. That's including credits and scene after credits.

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    Marvel’s The Avengers’ earns glowing reviewsBy Meriah Doty | Movie Talk – 20 hours ago





    Photo: Walt Disney PicturesThe reviews are starting to descend upon the planet and the resounding response is glowing: "Marvel's The Avengers" is sizing up to be the next must-see action blockbuster this year.
    Landing in theaters on May 4th, the timing couldn't be better—as box office enthusiasm for "The Hunger Games" will have presumably finally waned by then.
    "Avengers"-watchers so far seem to agree the action sequences are astounding in 3D. Most reviews offer high praise of writer-director Joss Whedon for making a film that will please both comic book geeks and general audiences alike.
    Here are the highlights, which include praise and some criticisms:
    "Pays off in extravagant fashion... escapism of a sophisticated order... Production is technically immaculate."
    Justin Chang, Variety
    "...not only does this eye-popping 3D display of visual effects fireworks feature an enormously high proportion of action scenes, but director Joss Whedon has adroitly balanced the celebrity circus to give every single one of the superstar characters his or her due."
    Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
    "...the inspired manner in which writer-director Joss Whedon springs the element of surprise is the trump card of the picture..."
    Leigh Paatsch, The Daily Telegraph
    "...a successful amalgam of skilful actors, witty banter, top-of-the-line effects, bigger-is-better action sequences and giddy good cheer. Though overlong and inevitably burdened by the need to juggle so many protagonists..."
    Tim Grierson, Screen Daily
    "As serious as the stakes get, Whedon's never afraid to let a joke out... and it gives the film a light, bouncy tone that makes it such a pleasure to watch."
    Oliver Lyttelton, Indiewire
    "With so many characters, it's somewhat inevitable that someone get shortchanged and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is notably underused here."
    Eric Goldman, IGN
    "...overall Avengers Assemble [the film's title in Britain] is by far the most spectacular superhero ever made in terms of a visual extravagance, and is truly something that has been worth waiting for..."
    Jay A. Ottley, Movie Web
    "...smart, funny and dramatic, but with all the trappings of a sci-fi action movie presented fully intact."
    James Hunt, Den of Geek
    "I have never been to a film that brought out so much enthusiasm from the audience, engaging with them on a level that brought out true emotion."
    Yahoo! Movies resident comic-book-nerd-turned-movie-reviewer Galen Sturgess, who attended the Sydney premiere

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    captain america was hands down the best 1 i seen and x-men first class

    thor was cool too

    iron man 2 kinda sucked

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    I´ve seen it yesterday, shit´s epic to say the least... i don´t wanna spoil anything, but one thing i can say is Hulk be goin´ H.A.M. in this movie!!!
    This is actually one of the few occasions were a movie starts in Europe a week before it starts in the US

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    I'm still interested in knowing how Thor got back to earth. At the end of his movie the portal was broken.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Getwitcha View Post
    I'm still interested in knowing how Thor got back to earth. At the end of his movie the portal was broken.


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    Me too. I can't wait to see it. Everybody go support this movie! So we can get Joss Whedon to give us a awesome sequal, hopefully putting the Black Panther in it.

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    Looks like Thanos is going to be the next major villian in the sequal to The Avengers.


    http://teaser-trailer.com/avengers-after-credits/

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    Quote Originally Posted by AppleKing View Post
    Looks like Thanos is going to be the next major villian in the sequal to The Avengers.


    http://teaser-trailer.com/avengers-after-credits/
    Thats going to be like 5 years from now......They going to have to do Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Cap America 2, Hulk 3, and whatever b-level hereos they want to fit in (hawkeye, black panther, etc)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Getwitcha View Post
    Thats going to be like 5 years from now......They going to have to do Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Cap America 2, Hulk 3, and whatever b-level hereos they want to fit in (hawkeye, black panther, etc)


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    Hulk 3 is out of it. They already stated they're not making anymore Hulk movies. I want to see Black Panther or Namor more than any other Avenger in a solo film of their own or the Next Avengers movie. Yeah the next Avenger movie according to Marvel could be as early as 2014 with 2015 being more likely. That's only 3 years from now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AppleKing View Post
    Hulk 3 is out of it. They already stated they're not making anymore Hulk movies. I want to see Black Panther or Namor more than any other Avenger in a solo film of their own or the Next Avengers movie. Yeah the next Avenger movie according to Marvel could be as early as 2014 with 2015 being more likely. That's only 3 years from now.
    Well if they not making anymore Hulk movies, then they must plan on putting him or at least Bruce Banner in some other Marvel movies cause Mark Ruffalo just signed to appear as the Hulk in 6 more movies.

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    I'll be there at midnight. The only question is 3D or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPont View Post
    I'll be there at midnight. The only question is 3D or not.
    3D!!! It reminded me of how Thor was filmed

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPont View Post
    Well if they not making anymore Hulk movies, then they must plan on putting him or at least Bruce Banner in some other Marvel movies cause Mark Ruffalo just signed to appear as the Hulk in 6 more movies.
    I also read that. But Kevin Feige stated that a bout 3 weeks ago and said the Avengers movie was the Hulk next third incarnation for a film. Here is something more recent he stated. Also according to a source just cause Mark Ruffalo signed a 6 pic deal doesnt mean there will be 6 Hulk films. But most likely he will be in cameo appearances in other Marvel films. Only time will tell. If the fans praise the Avengers Hulk. We may get another one.


    Kevin Feige Discusses the Future of the HulkThis interview conducted on April 12th, but released yesterday, shows that he was already changing his tune on the Hulk's sequel prospects.Curmudgeon - 5/2/2012

    There was quite a bit of disappointed groaning when Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said that there were no plans for a Hulk sequel. But that quickly turned to confusion when news broke that Marvel Studios were looking at a new film in 2015.

    Well thanks to an interview with Cinema Blend, we now know that this was not exactly a sudden 180 degree turn, but a gradual change of heart...

    What are the future plans for Hulk?
    "There are not a lot of plans going forward. The plan was make an Avengers movie where people like yourself came out of it saying, “I love the Hulk!” If we’ve done that, that is a huge achievement. We have, as you can imagine, many, many options with Mark Ruffalo, so we’ll start to figure out when and what that will be. We’ve announced the 2013 movies, we’ve announced one of the 2014 movies – the second 2014 movie is not going to be a Hulk movie. So we’ll see if and when we can put it together. Frankly, it took a lot of time to get this version of the Hulk. So we’re not going to turn around and rush something and undo all that good will. So we’ll see, but the first step is being very encouraged and hoping that when the world sees the movie they react the same way to the Hulk."


    However, there was one disappointing note for some of you... when asked if Mark Ruffalo would be playing the Hulk in the live-action tv show, his response was a simple "No."

    For much more info, including why Marvel is expanding to fall and spring releases and if Feige worries about superhero over-saturation, check out the article at the source link.
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    Honestly, I never had a problem with any of the Hulk movies. The only problem is the Hulk just doesnt have any well known villians or a true archnemesis. Superman/Lex, Batman/Joker, Spiderman/Green Hornet & Dr Oct. Even the lessor known heroes have true archnemesis. Thor/Loki, Green Lantern/Sinistro, Iron Man/???? I dont know his....but you get what I mean..



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    Quote Originally Posted by AppleKing View Post
    Looks like Thanos is going to be the next major villian in the sequal to The Avengers.


    http://teaser-trailer.com/avengers-after-credits/
    is that thor's bro? i see he's in it and it looks like he's atleast 1 of the villains


    anybody got a list of the 2013 movies marvel announced? they seem to be get better at making em thor and captain america were both good and i wasnt expecting much especially from thor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo Bitches View Post
    is that thor's bro? i see he's in it and it looks like he's atleast 1 of the villains


    anybody got a list of the 2013 movies marvel announced? they seem to be get better at making em thor and captain america were both good and i wasnt expecting much especially from thor


    Loki is Thor's half brother. Thanos is to Marvel what Darkseid is to DC. Loki is in the Avengers movie. Thanos is shown at the end during the mid-credits. Thanos is one of those Galactic villians and went up against everybody from The Avengers, Silver Surfer, Fantasic Four, etc. He is extremely powerful. Can't wait to see how he play out in the next Avengers movie.

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    I was just talking to my daughter about Thanos. I was telling her I hope they bring all the marvel characters together and make a movie(s) based on The Infinity Gauntlet series.
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