The Avengers (2012) Review

Joss Whedon you beautiful man you. Well he has done what many thought would be impossible creating a film with six superheroes without it being a total mess. The film is not only not bad but in my opinion pretty damn perfect. By perfect I mean I honestly don’t have any complaints, no stupid stuff, no boring scenes, it’s just a great action film. Marvel Studios presents Marvel’s The Avengers-the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Tim’s Film Reviews Recommended.


The Film is so good that I will not be stating any spoilers because it should be truly enjoyed. The film starts off without a single boring moment instead deciding to get the back story for Loki’s invasion (how he gets to earth, why and how he gets his army), which was clever because it meant the film wouldn’t have to go back for Loki but instead could develop on the avengers coming together. The avenger’s first contact with each other certainly was kept true to the characters created in the films and comics meaning there was plenty of clashes involving all the heroes.

There are a few things Joss Whedon does very well and you see two of them a lot in this film, the first would be brilliant character development meaning in this film that each of the characters in this massive film had their own screen time without one being more important than any other(even lesser characters got their time on the screen). The second is making smaller film sets get packed with massive stories and characters which looks and works great (action scenes within flying fortress, fight between Iron man and Thor within the woods), he obviously feels more comfortable on smaller sets because of his work on TV and lower budget films but he knows how to make these look just as good as in the open landscape scenes. For the larger scale action scenes experienced film man Zak Penn chipped in to help to make the spectacular visuals up on display.

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The characters are surprisingly well performed by the cast and where written as being more human than any of their own films have portrayed before, this had to be displayed for the story to play out but let the viewer see more of the characters flaws and what really pushes their buttons. In this film you can see some of Joss Whedon sense of humour gets worked into nearly every scene and will appeal to everyone who watches even if you haven’t seen any of the characters before. My favourite line would have to be “he’s adopted” you will only get it after watching but you will laugh.

This film could have so easily been just awful because it had all the right ingredients for a bad film, the sheer amount of massive characters who by all rights should be only on one film franchise each, the enormous budget, an all-star cast of A list actors with some having bigger egos than the characters they are portraying. But throw some of that joss Whedon magic on it and it all just starts to work and work very well. Oh and just to mention it’s great for watching something on IMAX 3D screening.

I will be releasing more reviews and more recent films I have seen in Cinema.

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29 responses to “The Avengers (2012) Review”

  1. cooldude7678 says :

    Hey tim its you cousin Jack 🙂 I saw the movie a couple of weeks ago and thought robbie downey jr (Iron Man) stole the show


  2. cooldude7678 says :

    Hey Tim its your cousin Jack 🙂 I saw the mocie a couple of weeks ago and thaught it was AWESOME!!!! I think robby downey jr (Iron Man)v stole the show!!!


  3. Austin Bishop says :

    Great review. I can’t wait to see what the future movies do.


    • Tim's Film Reviews says :

      I think the sequels will be either Thanos trying to get the cosmic cube or the avengers civil war between heroes who want to unmask and those that don’t :), they should be good but I have been disappointed in the past by sequels.


  4. wordschat says :

    I too liked it but not 100% more 8.5/10. Strangely enough the explosions just got to be a bit much. Character development made it for me. As is often the case it can make or break a feature in my opinion. Thanks for finding my blog. Mine isn’t only movie reviews but most of it is. BTW when I post reviews with spoilers I put the word right beside my rating up front so not to ruin it 🙂


    • Tim's Film Reviews says :

      Thanks for commenting 🙂
      Not sure if you mean I had spoilers and should have warned people or just stating that I should say at the beginning whether or not I have spoilers in all my posts?
      Haha I think the explosions worked well but I am a bit of a ‘lets blow some shit up’ kind of guy, so in that respect we may differ 😀


      • wordschat says :

        Hey Tim; sorry for confusion no I wasn’t saying that you put spoilers. I was actually thanking you for mentioning in your review that you didn’t want to spoil it by mentioning some parts. While I enjoy the movie blogs that I read; there is one I don’t read a given film review till after I’ve the film as he gives everything away. No real problem with that as long as you know it up front. Anyway write on!


  5. mshaiq says :

    LOVE your review. I’m a huge Joss Whedon fan and I love that you really appreciated his genius and pointed out what he does best. And wow! I’m so glad to hear that someone else noticed his humor in it too.

    “…he’s adopted” – hilarious stuff 😀


  6. Mike says :

    At the end of the Thor movie Thor destroyed the way back to Earth and in this fim he kind of just shown up on Earth without any real explaination of how he got back to Earth. Anyone know how he did? or are you just not meant to think about that?


    • Tim's Film Reviews says :

      Didn’t go into much detail but he said his father used the rest of his power to send him to earth i think or they fixed the bridge can’t remember. Mixture of science and magic so it could be any explanation they like, hope that helped 🙂


  7. theliamrhodes says :

    If you like Joss Whedon, you should be watching the greatest sci-fi series to never be completed!


  8. Shrey Khetarpal says :

    Interesting observations about Joss Whedon… I also liked the smart use of humour. And you’ve got a nice blog. Cheers!


  9. David Budo says :

    Nicely said! Whedon is the reason behind all of this film’s success. It’s a fact. Everyone did their part, but he was the puppet master that made it all happen. Keep up the good work!


  10. gagekagnew says :

    Love your review of it. Just saw it for a second time in the last 72 hours and enjoyed it just as much. The post credits scene is just perfect. You seem pretty into this biz so I am open to tips on my site. Keep in touch Tim and I am baffled to how you found my little ole place on the web.


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