When an unexpected enemy emerges and 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. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!
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I'm a fan of all the marvel movies and The Avengers is one of the best.
The Avengers dispenses with backstory for all but Black Widow and Hawkeye. With whom we see just a glimpse into their past. For most movies this is usually the sign of a poorly written movie. The Avengers however, need no introduction. Even though it's the first in a series it is more like latest in a long sitcom. The downside is that you should really watch the previous movies (Ironman, Thor, Capt. America, and even the Hulk) to know the backstory and what is going on.
The bonus to relying so much on the previous movies is that you can get right into the action. The Avengers does an amazing job at just that. From beginning to end the action only stops to lead you into the next sequence. And did I say it's amazing? Easily one of the best Marvel movies to date.
Between all the fighting and lead up to fighting, we do get to see a small peek into what S.H.I.E.L.D. is really about. And they may not be as benevolent as they portray themselves.
Bottom line, see this movie!! But first do yourself a favor and watch the previous movies first, you'll enjoy it so much more.
Just watched this movie online. Everything happened way too fast in it. The Avengers are just brought together right away and there isn't much story behind it all. It would have been better if they would have put a little more story into how they came together instead of them getting a phone call or visit from someone saying "hey lets go". Scarlett Johansson wasn't all that great in it either. She doesn't play a very convincing hero at all! She is in it for sex appeal and that is about all that she is good for. Like with every super hero movie the extras were pretty bad. Another great performance by Robert Downey Jr. though. All in all I bet that there will be a lot of people giving it a 5/5 or a 10/10 but that definitely isn't accurate. A 7/10 is much more believable.