It’s good. Real good. Way to go Joss Whedon.
I haven’t even seen Incredible Hulk, Captain America, or Thor, and I didn’t feel like I was too far behind.
My only complaint would be that Loki wasn’t the most exciting villain. Or maybe it was the performance by Tom Hiddleston that I wasn’t impressed with. It’s hard to say. It wasn’t terrible, but I think a more menacing villain usually works better. He struck me as more bratty than menacing.
Most surprising element = how much I enjoyed Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. Whedon knows how to write interesting female characters that can also kick some tail, and Scarlett did a good job with all of it.
I probably don’t need to really sell anybody on this particular movie, but it’s definitely entertaining and worth a watch on the big screen. Even the crying baby and talking kids in the theater didn’t ruin it!
Loki and a few hazy plot developments drop it to saaaayyy… 8.4/10