Marvel's The Avengers

Marvel's The Avengers

DVD - 2012
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Marvel makes cinematic history as it unites the Super Hero team-up of a lifetime. Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, and Captain America assemble together for the very first time ever in this epic, action-packed blockbuster alongside Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury.
Publisher: [United States] : Marvel : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2012].
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (145 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Avengers de Marvel [dvd].
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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 20, 2018

The Avengers was an instant classic film. The best superhero movie to date when it was released. The quick witted humour and banter between the superheroes makes it very enjoyable to watch. All of the fight scenes between the heroes and the main antagonist are equally enjoyable. Iron Man and Captain America have a great dynamic, and along with the rest of the heroes they make a great team that is fun to watch. This movie hits every mark easily, with great VFX, great acting, great sound design, and a great plot. This is easily the best comic book movie and is a must watch for any comic @ecozones of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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NADINE KEELS
Jun 16, 2018

Read a novel based on the screenplay weeks before I saw the movie. I followed some of the technical parts a little better reading them, but, of course, the action is much better onscreen.

Then when the Avengers finally get all Avengery... Yeah. I dig that.

gordonma May 22, 2018

Or the one with Galaga.
 Well, this was it. Four-years in the making, five movies under the belt, and five-years before DC/Warner Bros. could produce their own superhero team film, Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige released [The Avengers], the mega blockbuster that changed superheroes, forever.
 It is not hyperbole that many comics and film fans have said that we now live in the post-Avengers world. This film changed the public’s expectation of what a superhero film could and should be: amazing effects, fantastically polished, an incredible spectacle, invincible at the box office, mightily scored, and sensationally witty. There’s even an interesting villain! [The Avengers] remains excellent superhero-driven escapism. It was like the [Seven Samurai], but with a much happier ending in the immediate sense….
 If you have been following the story, so far, Nick Fury, the director of the SHIELD spy agency, had spent the past few years on the search for unique, superpowered individuals to join a global peacekeeping initiative named, “the Avengers.” After the appearance of the Tesseract, a mysterious energy source, that could power weapons of awesome might and solve the world’s energy issues, Fury’s superiors order him to shelve the Avengers idea. That is, until Loki, the extraterrestrial God of Mischief, raided the SHIELD base were the Tesseract was guarded and stole it. Thus began a global search for the Tesseract, before Loki’s plan to rule the Earth with it could unfold. And to stop Loki, Fury has assembled the Earth’s mightiest heroes: the invincible Iron Man, the incredible Hulk, the mighty thunder god Thor, supersoldier Captain America, super spy Black Widow, and master marksman Hawkeye.
 [The Avengers] is a grand, thoroughly enjoyable spectacle. Alan Silvestri returns to the MCU not only with pieces from [Captain America: The First Avenger] but also the now memorable theme for The Avengers. The CGI and sfx were both top notch. The cast is experienced and is strong, especially Robert Downey, Jr.—who stole every scene. Mark Ruffalo replaced Edward Norton as Bruce Banner / the Hulk, and, as third time’s the charm, his is now considered the best live portrayal of that character. The writing and direction, by Joss Whedon (known for Buffy, Angel, and Firefly), was very good, and he sure does have a talent for dialogue. However, I have always found the conversation between the Black Widow and Loki to be weird and unconvincing. The writing, direction, and acting for specifically the end of that scene just weren’t there. And thus, Whedon’s direction was very good but not perfect.
 Moreover, the resting position of the Avengers after Thor struck Captain America’s shield with Mjolnir is incorrect, very incorrect.
 But do not let these minor issues deter you from watching this most awesome of films.
 
***** / *****
 
MCU Introductions: Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Jenny Agutter as Councilor Hawley, Alexis Denisof as the Other, and Damion Poitier as Thanos.
 
Things being Repeated:
* “Stand down.”
* Shield throw, ineffective.
* “We have a Hulk.”
 
Marvel Moments:
 #29 – Punching bags
 #30 – The Helicarrier
 #31 – “There are always men like you.”
 #32 – “Not today!”
 #33 – “Shoot to thrill”
 #34 – “Tourist.”
 #35 – “Ant, boot.”
 #36 – “He’s adopted.”
 #37 – Galaga
 #38 – Thor and the Hulk
 #39 – “Target angry, target angry!”
 #40 – “Got a suit?”
 #41 – “We have a Hulk.”
 #42 – “Performance issues”
 #43 – The Incident
 #44 – “Puny god.”

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reypotter06
May 07, 2018

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gwen904
May 05, 2018

Spectacular, action-packed film describing the beginnings of the Avengers. The actors performed excellently in their various roles, especially Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man.

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reginator_22
Jan 10, 2018

One of the best comic book movies ever made!

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green_cat_3454
Oct 27, 2017

For me, when I watch it, this movie seems to be really short, yet I know it is well more than a hour long. My brain is messing with me. Other than the swearing and violence, this movie is perfect! Recommended for teens and adults.

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AMerr22
Oct 16, 2017

When this came out it was one of the coolest movies i had seen ever. Obviously i have seen a lot more movies now, but there are few movies like this. One of the best MCU movies and is great to see all the avengers together for the first time. I'm sure most people can agree (even if you are like me and have seen it a billion times) that it is one of the coolest Marvel movies and as long as you like super hero movies then you will like this.

Fun, action-packed, and spectacular.

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rashe123
May 30, 2017

i dont get to see it yet i owe 24 bucks

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reypotter06
May 07, 2018

Iron Man: Suit up, I'm bringing the party over.
Black Widow: I don't think that's a party.

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Gwen904
May 05, 2018

"Who in this room is (a) wearing a spangly outfit and (b) not of any use?" - Tony Stark/Iron Man

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ISAAC ARLEY HANSON
Dec 01, 2015

tony stark:"who in this room is a) wearing a spangly outfit and b) not of any use."

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CielyRanger
Mar 16, 2015

Cap: "There's only one God ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that."

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DollyWannaCracker
Feb 08, 2015

LOKI: I am a god!!!!!!

Hulk smashes Loki in floor.
HULK: Puny god...

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Bakergirl_13
Dec 16, 2014

Captain America: You scared of a little lightening?
Loki: I'm not overly fond of what follows.

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Bakergirl_13
Oct 28, 2014

Tony Stark: "That man is playing Gallaga. Thought we wouldn't notice, but, we did. How does Fury even see these?"
Woman: "He turns."
Stark: "Sounds exhausting."

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Bakergirl_13
Oct 28, 2014

Loki: "... and then to be reminded of what real power is."
Nick Fury: "Well let me know if "real power" wants a magazine or something."

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 02, 2014

Thor: "I have unfinished business with Loki."
Hawkeye: "Then get in line."

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Bakergirl_13
Aug 21, 2014

As Loki's coming out of his cell, Thor sees him and, yelling, hurls himself at Loki. Loki stiffens and Thor goes right through him. As the door automatically closes, Loki says "Are you ever NOT going to fall for that?"

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reypotter06
May 07, 2018

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Gwen904
May 05, 2018

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thebecca
Jul 03, 2015

thebecca thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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CielyRanger
Mar 16, 2015

CielyRanger thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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white_wolf_497
Dec 15, 2014

white_wolf_497 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Bakergirl_13
Aug 21, 2014

Bakergirl_13 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Vreeah_Nuw Jun 15, 2014

Vreeah_Nuw thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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sonnyandjulie
May 14, 2014

sonnyandjulie thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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ChelseaTsang
Mar 22, 2014

ChelseaTsang thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

shajib Mar 14, 2014

shajib thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 15

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reypotter06
May 07, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some of the monsters that come through the portal are a wee bit creepy, they sort of act like zombies.

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Gwen904
May 05, 2018

Sexual Content: Some flirting, some slightly inappropriate outfits, one brief kiss.

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Gwen904
May 05, 2018

Violence: Superhero/sci-fi violence, not a lot of blood but plenty of fistfights, explosions, beating people up, guns, and stabbings.

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Gwen904
May 05, 2018

Coarse Language: One use of SOB.

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Bakergirl_13
Aug 21, 2014

Coarse Language: Uses coarse language but not too bad

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Bakergirl_13
Aug 21, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Quite a bit of frightening scenes not recommended for younger children

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Bakergirl_13
Aug 21, 2014

Violence: Quite violent as it is a dramatic war movie

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Allegiant
Mar 08, 2014

Coarse Language: Uses explicit terms that are not for people to hear ages 9 and below.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 20, 2013

Violence: some action/violence but nothing 2 bad

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ucblue
Nov 25, 2012

Coarse Language: Only used when absolutly neccessary.

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Bakergirl_13
Aug 21, 2014

Loki (Thor's brother) and his alien army attacks earth, the Avengers (Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Iron Man, and Black Widow) must join together and defeat him.

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Trailblazer1527
Apr 28, 2014

SHIELD director Nick Fury assembles together Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Captain America when Thor's brother and enemy Loki launches an attack on Earth. With an ensemble cast led by Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, this movie marks film history as it unites four of the world's mightiest of heroes of all time.

Captain_America Jul 14, 2012

When Thor's (adopted) brother, Lookie attacks earth, four super heroes must put aside their differences and defeat him.

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