Superhero movies are good. Movies with several superheroes is brilliant!
I am a big sucker for superhero movies in general, and the Marvel universe is absolutely my favorite within the genre. Now if you add a bunch of superheroes into the same movie, it really gets exciting.
The story about us humans having found an alien device that can either make weapons or unlimited power or whatever, and the super villain wanting to get his filthy hands on it is quite simple, but it works. For a movie like this it does not have to be driven by some complex intricate plot with a lot of twists and turn. It actually works pretty well with just a strong set of characters.
My favorite superhero is Iron Man. I love the Tony Stark persona, and Robert Downey Jr. is just perfect in the role. This movie is no exception to that.
I have a slight crush on Scarlett Johansson and her playing Black Widow is really good.
I am not convinced about Mark Ruffalo playing Bruce Banner. I think Eric Bana fitted my expectations better. He does not do a bad job or anything, I just do not see him in the character.
Samuel L Jackson is perfect as Nick Fury!
I could go on...
The effects are cool, but somehow the aliens just did not impress me. Maybe it was just a little bit over the top.
If you like superhero movies, Marvel or any of the involved superheroes, this is a movie to watch! I look forward to the next installment in the series.