The Avengers. A movie that all fanboys have been waiting for. Me especially, since Joss Whedon is directing and/or scripting... if you don't already know this fact, I am a huge Whedon groupie... and have followed all of his work. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my favorite show of all time.
So I guess my expectations were kinda high for this movie, especially since I watched Cabin in the Woods and that, too was awesome!
So there hasn't been any movie before this that combines superheroes from different movies into one action packed movie. And no, the X-Men movies don't count coz none of them had their own movies.
What I really love about this movie is that everybody had an important part to play, and not just focused on a couple of characters. I admit some are given better lines than others, some got juicier fight scenes than others, but you don't really get a sense of who's the star in this ensemble.
And a lot of the comic book/gaming geek stuff is in the movie, which made me squeal in delight. Yes I squealed. Deal with it.
Since Joss had a hand in the script as well, the lines were fast and snappy and witty and funny. Unfortunately for me, most of my fellow countrymen cared not about the lines. All they want and/or need are violence and the big bad boom. So a lot of them preferred Battleship over The Avengers. Oh well, their loss. I like the intelligence of the movie and that it is informative enough for anyone who is not familiar with the Marvel world.
A couple of gripes though... Hawkeye calling Black Widow 'Nat'... if her name is Natalie then Nat would have worked, but her name is Natasha... Nah-Tah-Sya... and the Hulk got self control during the alien battle but he did not have it on the helicarrier... nothing major though... hehe... cannot wait for Part 2...