The Avengers movie review - Aussieboyreviews


In this slightly overlong Marvel action flick, several of the popular superheroes team up and become known as the Avengers. This film is entertaining and has good action, but is also predictable and overstretched.


Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D assemble the world’s mightiest superheroes to get them to learn how to cooperate as a team and begin their work in the Avengers Initiative when Loki threatens to enslave humanity.

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Movie details

Director: Joss Whedon
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson
Writer: Joss Whedon
Release Date (Australia): 25 April 2012
Runtime: 143 minutes/2h 23m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Language: English, Russian

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film features science fiction themes and multiple action sequences that involve alien creatures and sense of threat.

Violence (M)

The film contains multiple action sequences depicting hand-to-hand combat, shootings and stabbings in a science fiction context.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film features the words “piss”, “ass”, “hell”, “damn”, “bastards” and “son of a bitch”.

Drug Use (PG)

A man is asked if he has a “huge bag of weed”.

Sex (G)

Includes a verbal sexual reference to “performance issues”.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Marvel assembling some of their greatest superheroes makes for cinematic fun with entertaining superhero-styled action and some good-flavoured laughs, but all within a story that’s overstretched and often predictable. There’s no second thought that the ‘Avengers’ is an absolutely brilliant idea; everyone’s favourite protagonists all get together to team up against a pleasing antagonist. Fans of Marvel’s other movies will be delighted.

Writer/director Joss Whedon certainly has a good amount of knowledge in pleasing big fans of the epic superhero genre. His big blockbuster movie consists of awesome science fiction-toned action sequences you’d see and expect in other action-adventure films. The Avengers also requires the superhero-themed sense of humour sprinkled over the top, which it has multiple instances of that are each fantastic and catchy.

The Avengers only really has a few things worth noting that end up lessening the overall enjoyment. These elements won’t stick out for everyone and will be totally ignored by fans, but each direction the main characters take the story towards are always areas we’ve seen before, and are therefore foreseeable. And since all the big superhero figures are here, it has to run at an unnecessary runtime that drags its events out.

However, even during those slow draggy moments that have too much superhero-genre dialogue and not enough excitement to hold some viewers through, the characters make it all worth the adventure. When Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Natasha Romanoff and Hulk all join forces against a Loki who wants to enslave humanity, it’s great fun. People who love the characters involved should definitely see it.

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