Director: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Rated: PG-13 (For intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference)
At this point the movie has had epic action sequences that were thrilling and breathtaking to watch. At the time when this could start to outstay its welcome, the characters personalities come through to inject some life into the film. I laughed at the line because it was funny and true. Then I wondered if it was any coincidence that the only female member of The Avengers was the one who pointed this out to all the brawny men. Considering the film was directed by Joss Whedon - who specializes in fun action, witty dialog, and strong female protagonists – I knew this was no accident (though I wondered if I was the only one who'd pick this up).
Though the action is non-stop and goes on for a long time, unlike last summers “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” I never found myself bored with “The Avengers.” Maybe if Transformers had characters with more personality like this movie does, I might have enjoyed that film a lot more. It just goes to show that any concept, regardless how stupid, can be fun if made by the right people. “The Avengers” is not the greatest superhero film ever, but it just might be one of the more fun ones I've seen in my years. Though with the promise of a sequel in a few years, hopefully the film makers will resist the urge to make it longer than two hours, because a little Hulk certainly goes a long way.
Parents, there is a lot of bloodless violence and minor language. No sexual content. Recommended for ages 13 and up.