I don't even know where to begin in reviewing The Avengers. The movie was like a dream. It was a blur of holy-shit-this-is-happening moments full of awesomeness (articulate, I know). When it was over, it was like waking up from a dream where you are trying to process it so you can remember it all. For all intents and purposes, this movie could have gone so wrong so many times during its development process but it didn't.
The only two movies I watched were Thor and The amazing Hulk, I'm not seeing this until I see Iron Man 1&2 and Captain America, though hearing over and over how epic it was only makes me want to forget waiting. Amazing cover.