'The Avengers' Reviews Assemble Online: Embargo? What Embargo?
Reviews for The Avengers were supposed to be embargoed until May 2nd (the movie opens on May 4th), but those things rarely work out the way they're supposed to, especially for a movie as anticipated this one. It's no surprised, then, to see them popping up online.
I don't know which publication was the first to break the embargo, but the floodgate has been opened. Check some of The Avengers reviews I've assembled below.
Empire Online says, "The Avengers have been assembled and, for the most part, they fit together superbly. A joyous blend of heroism and humour that raises the stakes even as it maintains a firm grip on what makes the individual heroes tick."
The Playlist thinks it's almost the best movie ever: "It's not just the best Marvel movie to date (although it is that), and it's not just in the very top tier of superhero movies (although it is), but it's one of the most all-around satisfying summer blockbusters since God-knows-when."
The Daily Telegraph writes, "The Avengers is a fist-pumping cause for celebration for comic-book hard-liners and action fans alike."
Flicks.co.nz thinks the movie is for everybody by saying, "Superhero fan or not, The Avengers dares you to not leave delighted."
Quickflix adds, "The Avengers is a toybox come to life, and Joss Whedon is the precocious, imaginative, quick-witted scamp entrusted by Marvel to pose their action figures in ways pleasing to our eager eyes."
Matt's Movie Reviews writes The Avengers is "[a]n action spectacular with a witty script to match its big visuals, The Avengers takes the superhero movie to unprecedented heights and establishes Joss Whedon as a blockbuster filmmaker to cherish."
What Culture also thinks highly of the movie by saying, "...The Avengers can justifiably count itself a worthy arena mate, if not a killer contender, to DC’s powerhouse The Dark Knight: there might not be quite the finesse, or the “classier” aspirations, but Whedon’s ensemble manages almost as powerful a punch through simple, gleeful excess and irresistible spectacle."
Movieweb says, "...overall Avengers Assemble is by far the most spectacular superhero ever made in terms of a visual extravagance, and is truly something that has been worth waiting for and it's the Marvel equivalence to Nolan's Batman."
Moviehole's Mandy calls The Avengers "the 'Citizen Kane' of super hero movies," while her cohort Drew says "'The Avengers' will be no less enjoyable for casual movie fans."
Want to read more reviews? Head over to Rotten Tomatoes.