19 February 2013 5:18 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Much of what Joss Whedon accomplished with The Avengers had previously been thought impossible. How could he possibly fit six very distinct and attention-grabbing superheroes into one feature film? How would he make the Hulk compelling when both Louis Leterrier and Ang Lee failed before him? How could he redeem dull sexpot Black Widow after her dreadful introduction in Iron Man 2? But most of all, how.oh how!.could he possibly live up to the expectations of not just his fans, but those of the expansive Marvel universe? It's still dizzying that Whedon deftly did all of the above, making an action movie that not only thrilled audiences but also won over critics. Here at Cinema Blend, we couldn't get enough of The Avengers, and there were some in our crew that held out hope that this superhero ensemble drama would score the tenth Best Picture spot for the »

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