Conclusion: I am sure The Avengers has its fans, and they will acquire this disc regardless of a reviewer's opinion. For anyone else, the film has a certain train-wreck fascination, but even that wears off quickly. Save your money. Did you find this review helpful?
Excerpt: Well, here it is, folks: a review that may well be the most pointless exercise of my short-lived journalistic career. Sure, there are films you don’t feel particularly compelled to totally recount in your reviews (my recent “ET” review was just such an instance), but in the case of “The Avengers”,...
Excerpt: Despite appearing to have died at the end of Thor the God of Thunder’s treacherous brother Loki ( Tom Hiddleston ) has arrived on Earth from exile somewhere in the galaxy to steal the Tesseract, a cosmic weapon capable of unleashing an awesome and destructive power if fallen into the wrong hands,...
Excerpt: In the movie Thor we saw Loki fall to his supposed death in the infinite abyss but he managed to survive and teams up with an alien race called Chitauri who enlist him to get their hands on the Tesseract, a powerful energy source that Captain America in World War 2 managed to capture from the Nazis...
Excerpt: The Film Many superhero films make the fatal mistake of including everyone and everything but the kitchen sink. And they do it because more is better, right? More characters, more action, more scale - more must be the answer!
Excerpt: Avengers is everything, everything the summer blockbuster should be. It’s genesis spans decades, not just in the sense of Marvel comics, but in Hollywood itself. Star Wars created the idea, Avengers brings it into the modern cinematic fold.
Conclusion: [NOTE: though the Bonus Disc is listed above, the Special Features rating, and therefore overall rating, do NOT reflect the Target Exclusive Editions, which I would consider an overall 4.5-4.75 star release.
REVIEW: The Avengers Takes a Bunch of Beloved Superheroes and Builds Big Set Pieces Around Them. Is It Enough?
12 June 2012
Excerpt: The Avengers is less a movie than a novelization of itself, an oversized, self-aware picture designed mostly for effect: That of reliving the experience of a movie you’ve seen before and just can’t get enough of.