3. Avengers is actually a good movie
Marvel Studios' Avengers was a bold experiment. If you
factor in the five separate films that were produced in parallel between 2008 -
2011 to setup the Avengers, this was one of the biggest and most expensive films
I was afraid Avengers would be a flop. The first footage
didn't look promising, Hulk never worked on the big screen, I didn't think Tony
Stark/Iron Man/Robert Downey Jr. could play nice with the other heroes, and
Loki didn't seem like a big enough villain for the movie. Why did I care? If
Avengers failed, there was a good chance Marvel and other studios would become
far more risk-averse in their productions of superhero films.
I was completely wrong. Avengers worked on all levels
(well...nearly all, see the “Honest Trailer” below), was critically acclaimed,
and made a ton of money. Not only has Marvel Studios announced 4 new movies
which will lead to Avengers 2 in 2015, the studio is taking their "cinematic
universe" into the very geeky galactic realm of Marvel Comics - a far more
ambitious and bold move than Avengers Part 1.