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The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 4 May 2012 (USA)
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Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

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Joss Whedon

Writers:

Joss Whedon (screenplay), Zak Penn (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Tony Stark / Iron Man
Chris Evans ... Steve Rogers / Captain America
Mark Ruffalo ... Bruce Banner / The Hulk
Chris Hemsworth ... Thor
Scarlett Johansson ... Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Jeremy Renner ... Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Tom Hiddleston ... Loki
Clark Gregg ... Agent Phil Coulson
Cobie Smulders ... Agent Maria Hill
Stellan Skarsgård ... Selvig
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Pepper Potts
Paul Bettany ... Jarvis (voice)
Alexis Denisof ... The Other
Tina Benko ... NASA Scientist
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Storyline

Nick Fury is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., an international peace-keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster which is formed by Loki and his team Written by WellardRockard

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Taglines:

Avengers Assemble!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Hindi

Release Date:

4 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Group Hug See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$220,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$207,438,708, 6 May 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$623,357,910

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,519,557,910
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

(At around nineteen minutes) When Black Widow calls off the "capture team", after first coming to terms with Dr. Bruce Banner, on helping S.H.I.E.L.D., a few of the team members are holding weapons with a blue glow coming from the barrels. Since they look nearly identical to the H.Y.D.R.A. weapons that Steve Rogers uncovers later, this hints at Fury's "Phase Two" project of weaponizing the Tesseract's energy. See more »

Goofs

(at around 25 mins) When Agent Coulson enters Stark Tower near the beginning, as he enters, Pepper looks up at him. In the next shot, she is looking at Tony, and then in the next shot, she's looking at Coulson again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Other: The Tesseract has awakened. It is on a little world. A human world. They would wield its power, but our ally knows its workings as they never will. He is ready to lead. And our force, our Chitauri, will follow. The world will be his. The universe yours. And the humans, what can they do but burn?
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits are seen amongst the equipment used by the main cast: Iron Man's armor, Captain America's shield, Thor's armour, Hawkeye's quiver, Black Widow's stingers, Dr Banner's glasses and Fury's gun. See more »

Alternate Versions

The brief non-dialogue scene that follows the closing credits was only included in later US showings of the film, having actually not been shot until after the film's US premiere. International DVD/Blu-ray versions include the scene. See more »


Soundtracks

String Quartet No. 13 in a Minor 'Rosamunde' D804
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by The Takács Quartet
Courtesy of Hyperion Records Ltd.
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Childhood avenged
25 April 2012 | by pedro_b_g_fontesSee all my reviews

I'm not going to spoil anything or get very technical here. I don't usually write reviews. I did so because this movie took me back to my childhood like no other movie did.

Sure, it's not intellectually pretentious or groundbreaking from a cinematic or storytelling point of view, but it delivers perfectly.

The wit, conflict, adventure, heart and sense of wonder that I once found in my crazy uncle's attic, slumbering inside those weird looking and dusty Marvel Magazines - populated with super-soldiers, handsome flying scientists, Norse gods, green monsters and incredibly hot chicks in black leather - are here.

As I grew up, I somehow repressed the idea that there was no such thing as fictional happiness. These characters will never exist, and it sure takes suspension of disbelief to watch them run about. But this movie reminded me of what they made me feel before girls, party nights, college,taxes and other complicated, serious things came along. As the movie ended, I felt overwhelmed by the readjustment to reality as I knew it in my young adult life.

I watched this with my 10 year old nephew. I don't know if that makes me the crazy uncle, but it sure was great to be back in that attic, even for a while. I always knew Hulk smashed. Now I know he always will.


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