April 25

The Avengers

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Poster for the movie "The Avengers"

The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 143 min - Science Fiction, Action, Adventure - 25 April 2012

When an unexpected enemy emerges and 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!

Director:  Joss Whedon
Stars:  Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Jenny Agutter, Walter Perez, Powers Boothe, Stan Lee, Arthur Darbinyan, Donald Li, Ashley Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, Alicia Sixtos, Dieter Riesle, Jamie McShane, Jeff Wolfe, Jerzy Skolimowski, Maximiliano Hernández, Alexis Denisof, James Eckhouse, Enver Gjokaj, Damion Poitier, Tina Benko, Kirill Nikiforov, M'laah Kaur Singh, Rashmi Rustagi, Warren Kole, Jesse Garcia, Kenneth Tigar, Josh Cowdery, Katsumi Komatsu, Yumiko Komatsu, Momoko Komatsu, Robert Clohessy, Fernanda Toker, Andrea Vecchio, Robin Swoboda, Brent McGee, Michael Zhang, William-Christopher Stephens, Kelley Robins, Romy Rosemont, Pat Kiernan, Thomas Roberts, Jillian Morgese, Catherine Anderson, Ricardo Andres, Logan Bennett, Mayank Bhatter, Sharita Bone, Jason Botsford, Mary Kate Campbell, Gene N. Chavez, Layla Cushman, Robert Dean, Rick Dremann, Jeffrey Feingold, Lou Ferrigno, Rod Fielder, Eric Frank, Israel Hall, Carmen Dee Harris, Alexander Christopher Jones, Mike Karban, Demoine Kinney, Andrew Knode, Annette Lawless, Kimberly J. Mahoney, Todd Manes, Jorge Mardel, Tiffany Sander McKenzie, Michael McMillan, Sean Meehan, Joti Nagra, Holly Neelie, Caleb Daniel Noal, Joseph O'Brien, Jeremy Orr, Nate Paige, Martin Palmer, Maria Perossa, Caleb Pieplow, Alexander Daniel Pimentel, Frank Powers, Jaime Powers, Brent Reichert, Kelly Ruble, Gina Sarno, Robert B. Schneider IV, Jeff Seich, Christina Shaffer, Alonda Shevette, Douglas Slygh, Colin Strause, Robert P. Thitoff, George Thomas, Shane Thompson, Jerry Lee Tucker, Tai Urban, Chris Vaina, Sandra Weston, Seth Zielicke, Alex DeCourville, Debbie Scaletta, Andrea-Nichole Olivas, Tina Grimm

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Storyline

When an unexpected enemy emerges and 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!


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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  25 April 2012

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 23 min

[vc_row][vc_column][wpsm_woobox id=”48208″][/vc_column][/vc_row]by Ginger

Marvel Comics is back on the big screen once again with the ultimate fight between good and evil. Nick Fury, the director of an international peace keeping agency called S.H.I.E.L.D., must assemble his team of Marvel heroes to save the world from the evil Loki and his gang of miscreants. Marveläó»s the Avengers movie brings together Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, the Black Widow, Captain America to save the human race from its destruction. This movie is a fooler. Any parent would think that since it is Marvel Comics, it is suitable for all ages, but this Parental Guide to the movies has the real scoopäó_and it might surprise you.

The Marveläó»s Avengers movie was rated PG-13 for intense violence and action throughout. This is nothing more than expected when it comes to Marvel Comics. You canäó»t save the world without a fair share of violence and action. After all, it is an action flick, but this action flick takes it a little too far for a kidäó»s movie in some cases.

Here is a rundown of some of the worst scenes in Marveläó»s the Avengers movie:

– There are several skin tight suits and low cut tops with cleavage. What is the message this sends to the intended Pre-teen audience?

– Of course, there is lots of violence. For the most part, it shows blood, with the suggestion of violence. I guess that makes it äóìtechnicallyäó nonviolent. There are definitely enough clues to get the idea of what happened though.

– A man comments that he tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the mouth but failed.

– There are several anatomical terms named a little too explicitly for a PG-13, 7 instances of obscenities, and numerous insults. I lost count after 7 obscenities. This is supposed to be a kidäó»s movie.

– There are plenty of scenes of drinking, particularly champagne throughout the movie.

– One man makes a reference to using a äóìbig bag of weedäó to help him relax.

This is only the short list of content that may be considered inappropriate for your family. Marveläó»s the Avengers was intended for a young audience, yet contains more explicit material than many similar action flicks intended for adult audiences. Throughout the entire Avengers movie, I found myself asking whether Marvel really needed to showcase all of the above to sell movie tickets nowadays.

There are movies where such content adds to the intensity of the plot. This was not the case with the Avengeräó»s movie. Instead it came across as rude and obnoxious humor. Marvel heroes were originally intended to be heroic role models. This family movie review thinks there is little heroism in this movie. This one was not up to the standards that one has come to expect from Marvel for younger children.


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