(L-R) Hawkeye, Captain America, Black Widow
So if you've seen any of the movie trailers you're probably aware of the general plot of the film. Earth is threatened, in this case by Thor's egotistical brother Loki (brilliantly played by Tom Hiddleston). Loki has stolen the Tesseract, a cosmic glowing cube capable of amazing power, and is using it to bring an army of space creatures known as the Chitauri. Due to this threat, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) activates what is known as the "Avengers Initiative" bringing together some of earth's mightiest heroes. Unfortunately Hawkeye ends up on Loki's control, plus egos and miscommunication (including a BIG secret Fury is keeping from everyone) get in the way and it takes the death of a friend to finally bring our heroes together.
Director Joss Whedon does a brilliant job of bringing together such star power and allowing each member to have their moment to shine. There is plenty of action but none of it is gory, but lots of great explosions and some great action showing off each of character's strongest talents. However there is a great balance with the dialogue, Tony Stark is true to form with many hilarious lines, but everyone gets a joke or jab in which left everyone in the theater I was in rolling in the aisle.
I can't even begin to explain how good, amazing, awesome, crazy, fantastic this movie is. People I know who usually aren't fans of "comic book" movies have had nothing but good things to say about this film. When we saw it Friday night we saw it in 2D, but my husband and I plan on seeing it at least one more time but in 3D....but more than likely we'll be seeing is more times than that.
(L-R) Bruce Banner and Tony Stark