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Film review: The Avengers

The problem with so many of these superhero films is the dreaded origins story. The worst nightmare for any fan is a film explaining how Spiderman, for example, became the web-slinger in the first place. Answer? He was bitten by a radioactive spider. That was easy enough, let’s move on. But that’s not how Hollywood works. The golden rule appears to be that if you’re going to introduce a superhero character to the masses, regardless of how familiar they may all be with said hero’s background, you must spend at least two hours on re-telling their origin story…

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