IMDB: The Avengers – 2012
IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
The beginning of the Avengers series of movies does not start lightly. Following shortly after the events of Thor and Iron Man 2 before that, it immediately begins with Loki (yeah he’s not dead, guess who didn’t see that coming – nobody) attacking a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility where experiments on the tesseract were occurring. He then converts Hawkeye and Professor Selvig as well as some randoms, and starts to cause problems.
The team slowly comes together on one of S.H.I.E.L.D.s floating fortresses, only to have that nearly fall from the sky during one of the battles., Then the battle moves to New York, to Stark’s tower, and really comes into full force when the Chitari begin to arrive.
The bit that I find most interesting though isn’t actually part of the main movie itself, instead it’s actually the cut scene in the credits, showing Thanos for the first time. And yet, that will be the 3rd Avengers movie and significantly down the line of the Marvel Cinematic timeline. But we will see what that one comes out like in just a couple months from now.