The Rise of Cinematographer Bradford Young ... Oscars: ‘Gone Girl’ Composer Trent Reznor Reveals How He Gets Into David Fincher’s Head ... The Relationship Between Globe-nominated Musical or Comedies and Best Picture Oscar Noms ... Oscars: Is ‘Snowpiercer’ Actress Tilda Swinton Being Underestimated? ... SAG-Globes Noms: Is Jennifer Aniston In and Laura Dern Out for Oscar Nod? Not So Fast ... Palm Springs Film Fest: Oscar Hopeful ‘Selma’ to Open Academy-Favorite Gathering ... A Look at Female-directed Documentaries at the Oscars ... ‘Begin Again’ Song “Lost Stars” Rebounds From Globes Snub, Finds ‘Voice’ ...
Countdown to Oscars

Monday, April 30, 2012
Print Friendly

‘The Avengers’ is Almost a Genre Masterpiece

By Scott Mendelson

In a film like The Avengers, which brings together strands of several prior pictures into a mostly cohesive whole, it is arguably inevitable that individual pieces will end up working better than the sum of its parts. That the film works at all is almost a miracle, and it’s so purely entertaining and contains so much that works like gangbusters that it’s tempting to ignore what doesn’t work and merely salute the enterprise.

Click to read more…