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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Robert Downey Jr.
Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Tom Hiddleston
Scarlett Johansson
Mark Ruffalo
Jeremy Renner
Samuel L. Jackson
Clark Gregg
Gwyneth Paltrow
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Joss Whedon
Screenwriters
Joss Whedon
Running Time
142 minutes

Avengers Assemble
The Marvel mash-up attains nerdvana


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Plot
When trouble-making Asgardian reject Loki (Hiddleston) launches an attack on Earth, S. H. I. E. L. D. boss Nick Fury (Jackson) decides it’s time to call in the big guns, and gathers Captain America (Evans), Bruce Banner (Ruffalo), Thor (Hemsworth) and even Iron Man (Downey Jr.) together in one elite fighting team. Good luck with that...


Verdict
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.


Reviewed by James White

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