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Joss Whedon is a genius.

Joss Whedon is a genius.

The Avengers is one of the best superhero movies ever made.  And this is because of Joss Whedon.

If you haven’t watched the movie yet, be warned – there are some spoilers ahead.

I wouldn’t go as far as others and say that this is the best superhero movie ever.  I don’t think it’s better than Nolan’s Batman movies – those, I think, are truly award-worthy.  This is still the typical superhero movie – predictable plot, same superhero-ish music, lots of action – but heck it was GOOD.

I’m still trying to figure out how Joss Whedon was able to let ALL of the characters shine and include kickass action and battle scenes that make sense.  (Michael Bay, watch and learn!)  The movie had everything – lots of awesome action, one on one fights between characters, an epic battle towards the end of the movie, lots of funny scenes, and even drama.  The pace was perfect.  The cast — ALL of them, were HOT. They all looked good kicking ass.

It wasn’t perfect – there were some very cheesy scenes I could have done without.  The worst one was the shot with all of the Avengers, posing, after Loki accepted that he had been defeated.  I counted at least 3 gratuitous shots of Cobie Smulders.  And while I like her very much, I felt those shots were a bit out of place in the otherwise smooth ‘flowing’  movie.  I also didn’t understand some parts, like why wasn’t Hulk able to control himself in the ship, but he was able to do so during the battle.

Because of this movie, I cannot wait for the next installments of Iron Man and Thor.  And of course, the sequel to this movie.  Well played, Marvel.  Well played.

Even with all the little flaws, I still give the movie 10/10.

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