Director: Joss Whedon
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johanssen, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Todd Hiddleston
Review: 4 stars (of five)
The Avengers is the ultimate comic book movie. No previous superhero film has so perfectly translate the bombast of a big superteam comic to cinema. If I had to illustrate what superhero comics are like without using an actual superhero comic, I would show you this movie.
There are arguably better comic-book films (ones with smaller casts and a better character-to-violence ratio), and there are many, many worse ones (at least 70% of the Batmans and 60%...