Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.
Despite an occasionally weak first act, The Avengers is a success in spite of all odds. For everything that could have gone wrong with a picture of this nature, Joss Whedon and company handle the source material with equal parts weight and humor. Hats off to ILM and Weta for creating the most realist hulking green monster yet put on screen in collaboration with Mark Ruffalo.