Posted on 5/05/12 08:48 PM
While I'm looking forward to The Dark Knight Rises more than any other film this year, The Avengers was a complete blast. They combined elements from the different Marvel movies and made a complete story out of it. Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk all get their moments to shine. You get your Iron Man vs. Thor and Hulk vs. Thor fights. That's just a taste of what is to come during the last thirty minutes of pure destruction. The CGI is top of the line and the action scenes are really great, but the movie never forgets that a good story and solid laughs are just as important as all the pretty explosions. The cast led by Robert Downey Jr. (full of snappy dialogue) is as good as it gets. The Hulk is finally done right. Not too big and just the right amount of scary. Funny that he gets the two biggest laughs in the movie. I even thought that the character Loki was a much better and more menacing villain here than in Thor. It's not perfect, but I think it is the best Marvel film to date.