The following is a spoiler review of Marvel’s The Avengers, a Joss Whedon film. This review was written in early 2016.
Marvel’s The Avengers was and is a very special movie. For many this film was not unlike a religious experience. You finally saw that these mega-movie events were possible, and Marvel Studios had finally proven that their cinematic universe was built on solid ground, with a fantastically entertaining team at the center of it.
But there are some very noticeable problems with one of Marvel Studios’s very best films, and some of those problems really annoyed me when I rewatched it a third or fourth time. So, in this review I will be brutally honest, and therefore the review does include some spoilers. You have been warned.
Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe consisted of six films: starting with Jon Favreau’s Iron Man, and ending with Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. Phase One grossed $3,811,989,406 at the box office, and was nominated for four Academy Awards. Meanwhile, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films (Saturn Awards) nominated the Phase One films for a total of 30 Saturn Awards (winning 8). Continue reading “Marvelous Monday #30 – Phase One Awards”→