“You guys always bring me the very best violence”

Making the case for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers and Serenity as mainstream cult

Authored by: Erin Giannini

The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138950276
eBook ISBN: 9781315668819
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Can a film that grossed $1.5 billion worldwide be considered cult? Marvel’s The Avengers was one of the highest grossing films in Hollywood history (“All-Time Box Office”), featuring (fairly) famous faces, superheroes, loud explosions, and the near-total destruction of New York City, using cutting-edge special effects, and a budget of $220 million.

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