Marvelâ€™s The Avengers
Written and directed by Joss Whedon
Writer-director Joss Whedon, the creator of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, saves the world from destruction yet again in the first of the summer blockbusters, Marvelâ€™s The Avengers. The adventure is moderately enjoyable but rather exhausting.
If you havenâ€™t seen previous Marvel comic book moviesâ€”Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avengerâ€”or if youâ€™ve seen them but havenâ€™t retained the plot threads, it may take you half an hour or so to get your bearings.
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