Director Joss Whedon puts multiple elements and characters into play, and still manages to coalesce everything into a satisfying whole. Fans that have seen previous Marvel movies or read the Marvel comics will probably get up to speed sooner, but Whedon and co-writer Zak Penn have put everything necessary to understand the story on the screen.
It's got enough humor to make the danger that much more thrilling; it has enough humanity amid the CGI carnage to keep all but the most jaded viewer engaged. It's a great way to kick off this summer of superheroes, and bodes well for Marvel's heroes going forward.
— Matthew Price
‘Marvel's The Avengers'
PG-132:22 3½ stars
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson (Intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference)
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