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The Avengers: Review

Posted by Kenneth Shinozuka on May 22, 2012 at 7:50 PM

The Avengers

Released: Friday, May 4, 2012 (Available in digital 3D, Real-3D, and IMAX 3D)

Starring: Robert Downey, Jr. (as Iron Man), Chris Evans (as Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (as the Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (as Thor), Scarlett Johansson (as Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (as Hawkeye), Samuel L. Jackson (as Nick Fury), Tom Hiddleston (as Loki), Clark Gregg (as Phil Coulson)

Director: Joss Whedon

Screenwriter: Joss Whedon

Runtime: 143 minutes

Rated: PG-13


          out of 100

Avenge "The Avengers"

Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2012

From the days when superheroes were first conceived, audiences have anticipated a cinematic experience in which the superheroes of the world combined their powers to battle the evils of the universe. Yet the global excitement generated after years of advertising does not parallel the utter monotony of "The Avengers," a staggeringly mediocre film offering little beyond bullets, explosions, and interplanetary combat. Each actor of the seven featured superheroes exhibits a limited spectrum of emotion and conviction in soporific characters whose power in strength far surpasses their power in performance. The highly formulaic and predictable screenplay punctuates external conflicts through battle scenes, especially the admittedly exhilarating finale in New York City, yet ignores the internal conflicts within its superheroes, once complex yet now hackneyed. While cleverly humorous at times, the platitudinous dialogue is among the multiple banalities in a film bereft of visual or storytelling originality. More concerned about reaping profits than entertaining audiences, the film rarely attempts to illustrate any significance behind the nugatory and ceaseless action that nearly induces headaches upon its viewers. A three-dimensional film with one-dimensional content, the most anticipated film of the year crushes the most fearsome of villains but certainly none of its high expectations, a superhero film that is anything but super. 38/100

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Reply Megha
8:27 PM on May 22, 2012 
I disagree, I think it deserved a higher score. Tom Hiddleston's performance as Loki was, admittedly, one of the few redeeming qualities the film contained. His brilliant portrayal should raise the score at least to a 45. The gorgeous cinematography speaks for my case, as well.
Reply dawn
2:01 AM on May 23, 2012 
I have not seen this movie yet as I was waiting for YOUR rating! I think I will pass on it! Thank you!
Reply Dillon Sun
12:49 AM on May 24, 2012 
I wasn't going to see this anyway, but thanks for the review Kenneth.
Reply Orion Weiss
6:25 AM on May 24, 2012 
So basically this the Avengers was a Thor remake? Pretty with no plotline?
Reply Miles
7:30 PM on May 24, 2012 
Alright then, I'm not seeing this movie. Looked terrible anyways.