Director: Joss Whedon Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård
Certificate: 12 Running Time: 143 Minutes
Tagline: "Avengers... ASSEMBLE!"
I've watched a lot of films over the years. Their quality has obviously varied wildly but not too many of them have really strayed that far from whatever hope or expectation I might've had. Perhaps it's because, more often than not, the producers can't afford to really hype them up too much, and when they can I rarely pay too much attention to their blurb. However, I don't think I've ever known a film to be built up in quite the way Avengers was. Most blockbusters have to make do with intrusive adverts, giant posters and billboards all over town, fast food tie-ins, all that stuff. Avengers had five whole films to build it up! However intent one may be to ignore the latest all-encompassing promotional push, it's hard to ignore hype of that magnitude. Avengers then, as it was originally known, had a hell of a lot to live up to.
|The team descend into argument aboard the Helicarrier...|
|Loki puts us idiotic humans in our place...|
|The totally necessary and realistic Helicarrier...|
|One of several fantastic 'hero shots' during the battle...|
|"Sir, we will lose power before we penetrate that armour."|
|One of many lingering shots of the lovely Black Widow...|
RKS Score: 9/10