The Avengers is one of the best comic book movies ever made. This film works on many levels. You don’t need to have seen any of the other Marvel films or be a die-hard comic book fan to get a handle on this one. It works pretty well on it’s own as a great mayhem filled action film. If you’re a comic geek like me, there is even more to love-the little throw-away lines, situations and references both to the other Marvel films and many comic book plots will get knowing chortles and outbursts of applause from the fanboys.
The plot-if you need to know one-has Earth’s Mightiest Heroes brought together for the first time, by Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. to help save the planet from Thor’s evil step-brother Loki and his army of aliens.
The Avengers does a great job of capturing the essence of each of these mythic heroes, and then using their individual strengths to great advantage when they work start working together as a team.