A quick survey of Internet movie reviews shows that The Avengers, released this weekend, is a must see for those who grew up obsessed with Marvel comic-books. The all-star cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Tim Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.
"The Avengers makes superhero movies new again — a colossal task indeed," says Joe Neumaier of the New York Daily News, who gives the movie five stars. "Folks, these flicks don’t get any better than this."
"The Avengers is a damn fun, entertaining and satisfying superhero spectacle," writes Eric Goldman for IGN Movies.
Critic Christy Lemire, writing in the Miami Herald, says co-writer and director Joss Wheldon "has pulled off the tricky feat of juggling a large ensemble cast and giving everyone a chance to shine...The result is a film that should potentially please purists as well as those who aren't necessarily comic book aficionados.
"The All-Star Game of modern superhero extravaganzas, The Avengers is humongous -- the film Marvel and its legions of fans have been waiting for," writes Todd McCarthy in the Hollywood Reporter. "It's hard to imagine that anyone with an appetite for the trademark's patented brand of fantasy, effects, mayhem and strangely dressed he-men will be disappointed."
Over two hours long, this movie calls for a large vat of popcorn and a giant Coke. It opens in theatres this Friday.