Superficial movie with a nonsensical skeletal plot
- Avengers Assemble review by CP Customer
Usual formulaic rehashing of good overcoming evil yarn ending in a titanic climatic battle *yawn*
The acting is all a bit too wooden and I was hoping all the superheroes would get killed as they were all rather irritating.
Some parts of the plot were absurd as well (I know its not reality but you have to have some sort of continuity with reason) which was irksome as well.
Watchable but very shallow and instantly forgettable drivel.
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Takes itself far too seriously
- Avengers Assemble review by RP
The world is defended by an assemblage of Marvel Comics' superheroes (Ironman, Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor + Black Widow and Hawkeye) against the baddie Loki and a horde of invading alien Chitauri. Hmmm....
Sorry, that's just too many wooden-acting superheroes for me, a villain (the Loki character, played by Tom Hiddleston) who just isn't bad enough, and far, far too much CGI special effects. But I did quite like the Chitauri.
There's plenty of crash-bang-wallop, lots of preposterous hand-to-hand fights and if you're about 14 years old you'll like it a lot. But frankly, I felt that the film insulted my intelligence - it's just didn't have the depth (?) of the Batman films, the humanity of Superman nor the novelty of Spiderman. Nope - these are comic book characters with big muscles, small brains, and small minded dialogue. It's just too silly for words.
I know it's popular, I know lots of people like it, it's taken a shed load of box office money, I know that it's got an IMDB score of 8.4 (Dec 2012) but I found it poor. The worst fault is that it takes itself too seriously - a bit of tongue-in-cheek humour would have improved things a little, but at over 2¼ hours it was too long and boring for me. Or maybe I just prefer characters from Marvel's rival, DC Comics?
I'll give it 2/5 stars - I've seen worse, and the Chitauri effects were quite good - but I'd rather watch Steed and Mrs Peel any day :)
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