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Thursday, May 3, 2012

[9.75/10] The Avengers [3D] (2012)


The Avengers [3D] (2012)

Brief review: Sorry "The Dark Knight" fans, but Marvel's superhero gathering, "The Avengers" easily outshines every other entry into the popular genre. The effectiveness of the otherwise familiar story lies in the ideal balance of its script. Not only the script is smart, humorous and wonderfully-written, but it allows each of its many characters to develop equally and shine on their own. The pacing is quite brisk, yet slow when needed, but the movie never loses its steam and remains engrossing from start to finish. Technically, "The Avengers" delivers and then some. Whedon's direction is so stylish, diverse and accomplished, it's hard to belive that this is only his second feature film. Some of the scenes seem impossible to shoot, but at the same time they feel effortlessly-executed. There's one particular scene during the final battle (where the camera skillfully 'jumps' over from one Avengers member to the next, showing them kicking asses with style), that is so exciting and brilliantly-shot, it will literally blow you away. The rest of the action is first-rate as well, and the CGIs are astoundingly polished and pretty much flawless, apart from the 3D, which is good, but rather unnecessary. The cast is superb in their roles. Hemsworth, Evans, Ruffalo, Johansson and Renner all do a stellar job, but Robert Downey Jr. is the one that steals the show. Hiddleston also turns in a strong performance as the malicious villain, Loki.

Overall summary: Clever, amusing, perfectly-balanced, skillfully-shot and jaw-droppingly action-packed, "The Avengers" is the ultimate dream come true for every single fan of the genre, and arguably the best and most spectacularly entertaining superhero movie ever made.

24 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

Sounds like the Avengers is pretty much perfect. I can't wait to see it and I sure hope that Whedon put an edge on Captain Dunderhead. My sisters and I are taking the nephews this weekend and I'm going to be doing a review/discussion about it over at Russell's 1:37 Exactly site.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Mel, yes, it was almost perfect. Whedon did a phenomenal job, but don't expect too much edge from Captain America. I'm joking. :) He's much more interesting here than he was in HIS movie.

I hope you like it as much as I did. In fact, I'm sure you will. It wowed me so many times. :)

I'm looking forward to your review over at Russel's amazing site.

I'm so happy I had the chance to see it 2 days before its US release. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Seeing this tomorrow - ver excited!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, you should be, it's amazing! And I saw it yesterday. ;)

Richard said...

I don't go to many movies, but this one sounds like one I need to see in the theater in 3D. Thanks for the review.

Maurice Mitchell said...

9.75? I like that number. I'm going tonight!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Richard, you're welcome. :)

The Avengers is definitely worth-seeing on the big screen and in 3D, because there's a lot to be seen and enjoyed.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Maurice, I like that number too, because it showcases how much I enjoyed the movie. A LOT! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Just got back from seeing it - AWESOME! Great story, great characterization, amazing effect. Just awesome.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, I know, right :) I absolutely loved it too. Pure awesomeness!

Maynard Morrissey said...

Never been a fan of comic-adaptations, especially not of the Marvel flicks.
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Never been a fan of Joss Whedon, especially not now that I've seen Cabin (review soon).
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Not interested in Avengers. It's a movie made for Marvel/Whedon-fans, but not for me.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Maynard, you're so cruel. :)

Superhero sub-genre is one of my most favorites and I've seen pretty much every single superhero movie brought by both Marvel and DC.

Whedon is the man. His writing skills are impressive, and he knows how to deliver entertaining films.

So you didn't like CITW? C'mon, it wasn't executed perfectly, but the idea was genius.

Maynard Morrissey said...

Usually I'm a nice guy, but there are times when I can be quite cruel ;)

It was good but just not my cup of tea. The whole wisecracking smartassery annoyed me a lot.

Russell Betney said...

Top review for a top film. I do try and see camera positioning and movements in films, but I was having way too much fun watching The Avengers to notice it much. Though I did notice the montage effect as the camera zipped between them all in one of the climactic battles.

Dark Knight Rises has some serious competition to live up to this year! I wonder if I will be as keen to see that again as I am with The Avengers!

Oh, and Maynard, you're a very hard man to please!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Harry, I know, bud, I was just messin' with ya. :)

I could never be annoyed by something creative. Yes, sometimes it felt like it was trying too hard, but it all worked at the end of the day. I was pissed off by the crappy CGIs.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Russs, thank you so much.

The camera work in this one was beyond impressive, and I'm sure you'll notice all these details in your second viewing. ;) Pay attention the this particular scene. It's brilliant!

You know what, I loved Batman Begins, but TDK didn't blow me away. It was unnecessarily serious and it lacked the gothic feel of the previous films.

I hope TDKR will be superior than its predecessor, but I'm not sure if it will top The Avengers in terms of entertainment value and action. We shall see.. ;)

Russell_Oz said...

Hey Nebular, great review!

I think your passion for The Avengers comes through loud n clear in your review and I do agree that the pacing was great and it was very much a slow burn when it came to the introduction of every character.

I don't consider it to be the greatest superhero film ever but I did thoroughly enjoy it :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Hey Russ, thank you so much.

I must say I was very impressed with it, and I liked it a whole lot more than I thought I would. Yes, it was superbly shot and every character stood out on its own.

Which one do you consider as the greatest then? :) Don't say it's TDK. :)

Alex Jowski said...

I've heard nothing but fantastic things about this movie. I'm more eager to see it now.

buddy2blogger said...

Nice review of the movie. I am sure Whedon and his team did a spectacular job just as you have described.

Cheers!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, and rightly so. The movie is absolutely fantastic! Go see it now. :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

buddy2blogger, thank you much. Glad you liked it.

Absolutely. Whedon outdid himself in this one. The direction was impeccable most of the time.

Craig Edwards said...

Fantastic review, George! You were concise and on-spot as always! Cheers!

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Craig, thank you so much! Glad you agree with me on this one. It was amazing, wasn't it? :)