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Entertaining but not 5 stars by any means.
on October 21, 2012
If you are just looking for a something that is fairly entertaining, has a bit of spectacular special effects and is pretty family friendly then Marvels Avengers is likely your cup of tea. If this sort of thing makes you giddy, then you will probably love the movie and see it as a 5 star event. Its a good romp of a view but the story is shallow, the character too campy and the cliches while providing a good chuckle at times don't do much to punch up what is really a lack luster and all too predictable story line. It should be mentioned too that it is helpful for understanding the story line (unless you are a dyed in the wool Marvel comics aficionado) to have seem the previous movies for Iron Man, Thor and Captain American. If you didn't catch it I omitted the Hulk here as the characters demeanor for the Hulk was so inconsistent that it almost hurt to have seen the previous Hulk movies. Some people will probably like this new character portrayal but having been with the big guy through, comics, movies and TV shows over the past 40+ years I personally felt it was the worst Hulk portrayal I had seen yet. In addition to this list it's not a great surprise that two new character are thrown at you as there are plenty of Marvel heroes to choose from. To sum up its good, but it's just not great. So not wanting to be too nit picky I have to close by saying even given the short comings of the movie, and there are some, you could do a lot worse. So grab some popcorn, your favorite comfy chair, set your expectations to medium and enjoy!