3.5

The Avengers

Action Adventure Sci-Fi


 

A team of superheroes form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

"The Avengers" is one for the fanboys/girls. It suffers in parts from a few needless characters, and is held back by overly long stretches where nothing gets hit, blown up or smashed. However, once the film eventually manages to flesh out its massive host of superheroes, we are treated to what is quite simply a visceral feast of unrelenting action; the seamless CGI and 3D medium tailored brilliantly to enhance every bang and crash. Perhaps most surprising are the intermittent moments of seriously funny comedy. Far from super, but the experience is definitely nothing to be avenged.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 26th April 2012
143 mins