Captain America, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor. For the past few years we’ve been teased for what was to come. As each movie premiered in theaters I anxiously awaited to see what was coming next. After each movie ended the bonus scenes brought the reality closer. Now it’s finally here. Four of Marvel’s most popular superheroes are on screen together as a team to take on the forces of evil. Expectations were high, but The Avengers clearly lived up to the tremendous hype and opened up the season with a bang.

Of all the movies leading up to The Avengers the only one I didn’t see was Thor. This was a little noticeable since a few of the characters from the beginning came straight from that movie, however I never got lost in the plot. The movie featured plenty of action and humor from beginning to end as the heroes battled the evil armies as well as each other leading to some great banter. One of my favorite scenes in the movie was between The Incredible Hulk and Loki at Stark Tower. Priceless. Also the end battle in the streets of New York is one the best moments that I have seen in a long time.

If anyone truly stood out in this flick that would have to be Robert Downey Jr. Once again he steals the show as the funny, cocky, and narcissistic Tony Stark/Iron Man. Since the first Iron Man movie I believed that he truly fit the role of billionaire playboy and hero Tony Stark. Of all the characters in the movie his had the most screen time and I could see why. He was awesome. I also have to give props to Mark Ruffalo as Dr. David Banner/The Incredible Hulk. Ruffalo reminded me of the late Bill Bixby when he played the legendary hero in the television series. While Ruffalo’s performance was well done I still wondered what Ed Norton would have been like in the role instead if he didn’t opt out. I also want to mention that Scarlett Johansson looked extremely hot as Black Widow.

The Avengers is clearly the best superhero movie of the summer at least until The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters to take it’s place. The bonus scene in the credits also served up what eventually will bring on a sequel in the near future. If you haven’t seen The Avengers yet I highly suggest taking a trip to the movie theater right now. It’s really that good.

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