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May 11 2012

(SPOILER) NPR's Pop Culture Discussion of The Avengers. The Pop Culture Happy Hour crew discuss The Avengers and other topics.

April 28 2012

(SPOILER) The Spectator's Avengers Assemble review. In verse. Really.
Avengers on The Front Row. Top Indian film critic Anupama Chopra discusses The Avengers (and Joss) on the first episode of her new show, The Front Row. More...

April 26 2012

(SPOILER) Neill Cumpston returns to review the Avengers. Patton Oswalt's alter ego, "Neill Cumpston" returns from an extended absence to review "The Avengers." Very mild spoilers--like American-Hot mild at a Thai Restaurant.

April 20 2012

(SPOILER) Trade magazines give The Avengers rave reviews. The reviews are full of spoilers, so non-spoiler versions: Hollywood Reporter say "(joss) pulls off a stunning feat in bringing balance to this superhuman circus, engineered to charm the geek core and non-fans alike." Variety say: "...it's a clean-burning, six-cylinder entertainment that exudes discipline in every particular, from the script's balance of sincerity and self-effacing humor to the well-integrated visual effects to the keen sense of proportion that governs the ensemble. Whenever the possibility of boredom or excess rears its head, Whedon finds an elegant solution." Empire Magazine say: "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. "

April 19 2012

(SPOILER) The Avengers reviews start rolling in. Southwest Riverside News rated the film 5 out of 5 stars and states "I can't think of any flaws in this movie." Big Shiny Robot's review is pretty spoilerish but states that "The movie not only sets the bar for summer superhero movies, it may have knocked it so out of the park that it may be a mark that everyone else is constantly chasing" and rated the movie 7 out of 4 stars. And finally a lucky Australian fan on Weekendnotes.com says that "Embedded in these unlikely relationships is Joss Whedon's signature humour. Yes it's a bit of a cliché', but the film is surprisingly funny" and rates the movie 5/5. More...

April 18 2012

(SPOILER) First Australian Review: The Avengers is bang for buck. Contains a small plot spoiler, especially if you haven't seen the trailer, but otherwise it is a very positive review on The Avengers. Contains much praise for Joss' work on the writing and direction of the film.

April 12 2012

Early reactions to The Avengers. Critics in LA have seen, and have therefore tweeted. Screen Crush collects early short-form response.

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