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Whedon avenges complacent premise, kicks ass

By Kavi Shekhar Pandey, Daily Arts Writer
Published May 7, 2012

Putting years of planning and hundreds of millions of dollars in the hands of Joss Whedon, a man with a single directorial feature to his name — that had a domestic gross totaling barely a tenth of the production budget for “The Avengers” — but a body of work worth billions in quality, proves that studios can be rewarded with leaps of faith. Filmmakers like Whedon may not be able to protect Hollywood from Bay-esque schlock, but you can be damn sure they’ll avenge it.