The Avengers movie review

You could have cut the tension in the room with a knife as I settled into my seat to watch Avengers Assemble, renamed on these shores to avoid confusion with British spy series The Avengers and the abysmal film of the same name. Expectations have been ridiculously high, particularly with cult fave Joss Whedon in the driving seat.

Having seen all of the Marvel films leading up to this one; having sniggered at Thor's blatant attempt to introduce Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye pre-Avengers (but don't get me wrong - I really enjoyed Thor!), and having cried and laughed through seven seasons of Buffy, two seasons of Dollhouse and one season of Firefly, I confess to being more than a little excited.

So, did The Avengers measure up?

In the hands of a lesser craftsman, it could have been cheesier than that overripe brie you find languishing, forgotten, at the back of the fridge.
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