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The Avengers  (2012 - English)

The Avengers cumulative rating: 3.7 out of 53.7/5 (182 users)

The Avengers critics rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1/5 (5 critics)

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Comic book fans who've kept their eyes peeled to the Internet for every scrap of news since the film was first announced, will be delighted to know that The Avengers more than lives up to their tall expectations. The truth, in fact, is that even if you're unfamiliar with the Marvel universe and the back-story of these superheroes, you're still likely to find yourself cheering for the sheer spectacle that's up on screen. After successfully introducing movie-goersmore

What do you expect when six mighty super heroes - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk - 'assemble' together on the silver screen for one common purpose? Action unlimited. High voltage drama. Larger-than-life effects. Throw in some smart one liners (humorous, of course) and you maybe in for some push button video gaming fantasy. Nick Fury ( Samuel L. Jackson), director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agencymore

There’s an obnoxiously ambitious moment in The Avengers: a single shot that lasts over a minute, with the camera following each of the six Avengers engaged in battle, one by one. You hold your breath in awe, taken in by the relentless action that cuts across the screen like Hanzo’s sword, waiting for some respite, only to be bombarded with more breathtaking action. This is blockbuster entertainment at its best — a thrill-a-minute ridemore

Superheroes win. The good versus evil mythology built on the bones of classic comic book legend needs for the right side to triumph, against seemingly insurmountable odds. Which is why when we walk into a comic book movie, no matter how formidable the foe initially seems -- no matter how humongous Mickey Rourke's muscles and how many intelligent arms Alfred Molina has -- we always know he'll be licked by the end of it. Which is where Joss Whedon'smore

Marvel Enterprises & Marvel Studios’ The Avengers brings together some of the most popular Marvel heroes together on screen to save the earth. While the secret military intelligence agency SHIELD is experimenting with the powerful cosmic cube, the Tessarect, it becomes unstable. While SHIELD chief Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson) and agent Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) are trying to figure out the reasons behind the Tessarect’s unusual behaviourmore