UPDATED 5/3 with even more reviews! Scroll down to see them all, and buy your tickets for "Marvel's The Avengers" now!
ORIGINAL STORY: Attention Avengers fans, the results are in! Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble in theaters and IMAX 3D May 4, but a handful of lucky critics had the opportunity to see "Marvel's The Avengers," and now you get to read their thoughts on the film below!
We'll update this page as new reviews make their way to us, so keep your eyes peeled to Marvel.com and read what others have to say about this super hero blockbuster!
"...with director and co-writer Joss Whedon, they couldn't be in better hands." -- Associated Press
"A superhero movie is only as good as its villain, and Hiddleston is dynamite." -- Rolling Stone
"'The Avengers' is a splashy superhero mash-up that should please breathless fanboys." -- USA Today
"Marvel has done such a thorough job establishing the mechanics of this universe that you're giddily anticipating the arrival of each of your favorite characters and they each get a welcome to the film worthy of their stature." -- Huffington Post
"With a snappy writing and a full roster of fleshed-out characters, the whole thing is a smash, from start to finish." -- E! Online
"Along with Ruffalo's Hulk, it's Johansson's Black Widow who's the biggest treat, her deadpan prickling with rage and hurt. Whedon never lets us forget that..." -- NPR
"What Whedon and Marvel have created here is not just extraordinary, but one of the most entertaining and satisfying comic book movies yet." -- Cinema Blend
"...strap in for some of the most spectacular action in a film ever." -- The Sun
"[A] thematically resonant piece of big-screen mythmaking likely to please super hero geeks and general audiences alike." -- AV Club
"This one will not only make the core geek audience feel like it's died and gone to Asgard but has so much going for it that many non-fans will be disarmed and charmed." -- Hollywood Reporter
"Whedon has taken the various threads of the Marvel universe and weaved an impressive tapestry filled with action, humour, charm and heart." -- Empire Online
"This truly epic action picture positively pulses with panache, wit and excitement throughout." -- Daily Telegraph
"It's a clean-burning, six-cylinder entertainment that exudes discipline in every particular..." -- Variety
"['Marvel's] The Avengers' plays out like some kind of celluloid-meets-panel-art piece of divine alchemy." -- Film Ink
"['Marvel's] The Avengers' is one of the greatest superhero films ever made. It's smart, fast, unrelenting fun. An instant, nuanced classic." -- The Vine
"['Marvel's] The Avengers' fits these pieces of the puzzle together to create something remarkable: a superhero movie that entertains, excites, explodes, and even takes time to examine itself, and the world in which we live in." -- Movie Fix
"It took nearly a half-century to make it happen onscreen, but ['Marvel's] The Avengers' was worth the wait, pairing together the perfect cast and perfect...director." -- IGN Movies
With the U.S. release of "Marvel's The Avengers" approaching, and fast, you better prepare yourselves as best as possible, so buy your tickets now before you're too late! For more on Earth's Mightiest Heroes, check out the film's official site and our "Marvel's The Avengers" movie page!
Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.
In addition to "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013; "Thor 2" on November 15, 2013; and the sequel to "Captain America: The First Avenger" on April 4, 2014.