Marvel's The Avengers
First screened in October 2012
Director: Joss Whedon. Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stellan Skarsgård, Jerzy Skolimowski, Powers Boothe, Jenny Agutter, Ashley Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, voice of Paul Bettany. Screenplay: Joss Whedon (based on a screen story by Joss Whedon and Zak Penn, and characters created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Joe Simon).
Twitter Capsule: More interesting when "heroes" bicker than when they bond. Dully hectic symptom of mechanized world it semi-denounces.

Photo © 2012 Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Visual Effects: Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, and Daniel Sudick

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