The Avengers

The Avengers

Some Assembly Required

Release Date: Friday, May 4, 2012

Rating: Rated PG-13

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, Marvel’s The Avengers brings together the mightiest super hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers is the super hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.

Studio: Marvel Studios


  • Joss Whedon


  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Chris Evans
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Mark Ruffalo
  • Jeremy Renner
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Clark Gregg
  • Cobie Smulders
  • Tom Hiddleston


Zoe Gulliksen

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There is more humor, action, and heartbreak in this film than all of Marvel Studios' previous films combined. The solo films were origin stories, with hours dedicated to their personal journeys, and here -- in an abbreviated time frame -- we learn just as much about their personalities. This is the first film I have seen where comic book characters did not lose their comic book touch on the big screen. It’s as though Whedon wrote a comic and magically transferred it to live-action reality. No other super hero movie has accomplished what this film has done; believe me, I've seen them all countless times. This is a revolutionary time for comic book fans, and Joss Whedon has changed the entire game with this film.