The Avengers (USA, 2012)
Directed by Josh Whedon
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson
IMDb Top 250: #37 (30/5/12)
It's hard to think of another film in recent memory which has been subject to anything like the hype that The Avengers has enjoyed. While The Dark Knight enjoyed a huge amount of coverage in the wake of Heath Ledger's death, hype about The Avengers has increased with every Marvel adaptation, to the extent where whole sections of the more recent films felt like extended trailers for a film that didn't exist.
The Deep Blue Sea. Surrounded by actors who have found their niche and perfected their characters, he looks like he's trying too hard to hold his own, and simply isn't angry or malevolent enough to be convincing.
Verdict: As good as we could have hoped for