Re: AVENGERS: Grade, Reviews, Discuss, DVD & Sequel **SPOILERS**
Well, that was pretty spectacular, not to mention very funny. Smarter than I expected, too, even though Whedon does fall back on one or two obvious tropes when it comes to certain scenes involving Iron Man or the Hulk. I'm giving it an A Minus for now, but that's by no means an indication that I had a lukewarm reaction to the movie. To me, anything higher is encroaching on "Stone Cold Classic" territory and I'd need a second viewing to nudge me that way. I think it's the best of Marvel's franchise-starters, including those for Spidey and the X-Men, and that it manages to be both the best Iron Man movie and the best Hulk movie to boot.
"As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular."