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Movie Review: 'The Avengers' Assembly Is Awesome

Marvel-inspired movie is a must-see for comic fans and fans of action movies including "Iron Man," "The Hulk," "Thor" and "Captain America."

Avengers assemble! 

A quick survey of Internet movie reviews shows that The Avengers, to be released this week, is a must see for those who grew up obsessed with Marvel comic-books. The all-star cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Tim Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.­

"The Avengers makes superhero movies new again — a colossal task indeed," says Joe Neumaier of the New York Daily News, who gives the movie five stars. "Folks, these flicks don’t get any better than this."
"The Avengers is a damn fun, entertaining and satisfying superhero spectacle," writes Eric Goldman for IGN Movies
Critic Christy Lemire, writing in the Miami Herald, says co-writer and director Joss Wheldon "has pulled off the tricky feat of juggling a large ensemble cast and giving everyone a chance to shine...The result is a film that should potentially please purists as well as those who aren't necessarily comic book aficionados.
"The All-Star Game of modern superhero extravaganzas, The Avengers is humongous -- the film Marvel and its legions of fans have been waiting for," writes Todd McCarthy in the Hollywood Reporter. "It's hard to imagine that anyone with an appetite for the trademark's patented brand of fantasy, effects, mayhem and strangely dressed he-men will be disappointed."

Over two hours long, this movie calls for a large vat of popcorn and a giant Coke. It opens in theatres this Friday.

Showtimes: Great Escape 14

Ready to see "The Avengers"? Head to , 2160 Hamilton Creek Parkway. For more theater information and links to showtimes and pricing,  or call 678-482-0624.

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Sean Daniel Shortwinter May 19, 2012 at 08:15 PM
This flick is awesomely awesome. One tiny thing, though. When I build my next flying aircraft carrier, I plan to install some kind of protection against arrows. In 'Avengers', just one arrow took out the whole thing, and that ain't happening to me. No sir. http://sdanielshortwintercom.blogspot.com/

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