The Avengers [spoiler-free, duh]

‘The Avengers’. An absolute blast from start to finish! Whedon has pulled off the ultimate Summer blockbuster!

Superhero ensemble films are never easy to get right, and even the best of them to date, like X-Men: First Class, though thoroughly enjoyable, still fall flat in parts, with their throwaway, not-so-fleshed out characters. The sheer scope of The Avengers is insane. The Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Nick Fury and Phil. Dear old Phil. What’s crazy is that this thing works SO well.

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