When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.
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As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.
Samuel L. Jackson,
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.
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Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., an international peace-keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster which is formed by Loki and his team Written by
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They balanced everything masterfully. As Good As It Gets!!!
If you're a fan of epic adventure movies, then this is your dream come
true. This is the type of film you fantasized about growing up! It
really is the ultimate superhero mash-up and it's done perfectly. The
makers of this film certainly understand spectacle but they also get
the intricacies and depth these type of characters can provide. That
right there assures this instant classic will be thought of as the best
as well as the biggest film of 2012. The depth of this movie really did
surprise me. Even though the high quality of the actors involved and
there previous work as these very same characters seemed to indicate
otherwise, I was expecting a wild popcorn movie. I was wrong in
thinking it was too much to convey in one film. I couldn't be more
pleased because they balanced everything masterfully. Sure, there's the
popcorn fun we were all expecting but there's also a definite soul to
the film and a smart plot as well. It's truly a stupendous movie
regardless of genre.
Marvel did it, they pulled off the culmination of a master plan that's
been taking shape for years. They deliver a movie the likes of which
we've never seen before and as good of a film that's ever been made in
There's a reason this grand of a movie has never been attempted before
now. How do you fully flesh out, care about and establish this vast
group and still deliver a fun, crisp and coherent story? It's extremely
difficult to navigate that edge-of-your-seat excitement while at the
same time caring about each one of the characters and their struggles.
One of the most impressive aspects of The Avengers is that they managed
to get each hero their time in the spotlight and their own character
arc. Every single main lead steps up and is treated with remarkable
intelligence and given room to shine.
I loved that the stakes in this film are ridiculously high and the
threat so impressive that there really is a need for these diverse
characters to come together. That could have been a stumbling block in
terms of story but it's treated just right. It's also a great idea that
they chose to introduce all the characters to the audience as if you've
never seen them before. Sure, the other films set up and give depth to
each character but even if you missed their solo films, you'll still
know and care about them in this movie.
It's also wonderful that everything is as big as it should be. This
truly is the comic book epic of our lifetime (the fanboy version of
Gone With The Wind circa 1939 if you will) and it all shows up on
screen. Everything looks GREAT and feels epic. The equipment (love that
Helicarrier), the relationships, the stars, the characters themselves
and the battles are all huge and as fully mesmerizing as they should
be. There are scenes that are emotional and there are scenes that are
going to make any audience member scream "BADASS!" and mean it.
I'm serious when I say that the big, explosive moments are as grand as
they should be but it's the smaller character moments in this film that
really take it to another level. At this point, we've all seen how good
some CG action can get but grounding it with a great story and with
meaningful quieter moments is what makes a movie good. That's the ace
up the Avengers sleeve. This is NOT some CGI video game movie. Cut out
the action and I'd still want to see this movie. So, it's safe to say
that they are replicating the comic book experience on the big screen.
Years of depth coupled with spectacle and advanced fiction is a treat
for non-comic book and comic book fans alike. That's is The Avengers
greatest power... the ability to entertain all comers!
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