Its been years in the making and has stretched out across numerous marvel movies with its after credit scenes and hints and finally we have the Avengers. Now if you're a fan of comic book movies and have seen all the movies leading up to the avengers; Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America this movie is like the icing on the cake. The director has done an extremely good job of merging all of these super heroes together without sacrificing one performance for another. The key thing with this movie is that you are aware of each and every character which is a difficult thing to do with a team of the worlds mightiest heroes. The story is immediately engaging and the journey the team takes in trying to work together is something that makes the movie work so well. They arnt immediately all friends and work together, they have their differences and go through a lot before they become the avengers which is a great thing to see. The villain Loki is the glue that holds the movie together and is easily one of the best movie villains to date.
People who have not seen the previous movies may feel as if the characters have no depth or back story, but none the less its a great action movie with something for everyone. If the problem of the back story bothers you then just watch the movies that came before it and everything will be dandy.
Overall this movie has lots of action, a great story, fantastic characters and a surprising amount of laughs. This is a must have for anyone who likes movies full stop, never mind comic book movies!