Marvel's the Avengers

Release Date: May 4th, 2012

DVD Release Date: September 25th, 2012

PG-13 |2 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

When Thor's evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth. Joining Fury's "dream team" are Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston

Director: Joss Whedon

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure , Action , Science fiction

Production Co: Marvel Studios

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Amusing , 2010s , Rescue , Brother ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Whedon and his cohorts have managed to stir all the personalities and ingredients together so that the resulting dish, however familiar, is irresistibly tasty again. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The chaos and carnage here is just a pumped-up take on a tradition that harks back to Godzilla, and harks back, of course, to the Marvel comics from which all these heros originally sprang. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A slow start, a single star performance surrounded by indifferent acting and an onslaught of computer effects that range from seen-it-all-in-"Transformers" to a whole sky full of spectacular stuff in the midtown Manhattan climax. show more

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Awards

Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Visual Effects