Friday, April 20, 2012

The Avengers Get Critical Thumbs' Up

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans)
APRIL 20, 2012 - So far, so good. Well, more than good, actually. Marvel's The Avengers premiered and previewed in London, Los Angeles and other major cities worldwide recently - and received gushing reviews and accolades.

Up to today, The Avengers hit 100% on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer and user reviews on IMDB all praised the US$220-million superhero film sky high. This bodes well for director Joss Whedon who must be the Man of the Month, what with his The Cabin In The Woods (which he co-wrote with director Drew Goddard) receiving critical thumbs up as well. The last time I checked, Cabin In The Woods clocked 92% on the Tomatometer. It was the Number 3 top grosser in the US box-office last weekend.

The Avengers from left) Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Incredible Hulk and Captain America
 Local reviewers will only get to see The Avengers on Tuesday, April 24 - before the movie opens on Friday, April 27. However, interest in The Avengers has been so high that it is expected to be the top-grosser of the year. Experts tracking audience interest have suggested that the film could gross over US$100 million during it's three-day opening weekend in North America. Online ticket pre-sales have sold out in many areas.

So far, critics have said they like the clash of super-egos among the superheroes, as well as the awe-inspiring stunts and extraordinary effects.

Looking at it from a value-for-money point of view, we get to see six superheroes for the price of one!

One of the devastation scenes in the film


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