‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Tyler Perry (‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’) ... Why ‘La La Land’ Winning Best Picture at the Oscars Would Be Monumental ... Gotham Awards: Any Foreshadowing of the Oscars Is Purely Coincidental ... ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Naomie Harris (‘Moonlight’) ... Examining the Ever-Changing Landscape of the Best Documentary Oscar Race ... A Closer Look at Movie Composers Who’ve Dominated the Oscars in the 21st Century ... Feinberg Forecast: The Lay of the Land After the New York Film Festival ... Will ‘Allied’ Be the Next Film on Marion Cotillard’s Flawless Résumé? ...
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…