When I had to pay $18 to see this film in ETX, I was ticked off, but now I can say that if they had charged $36, it would have been well worth it. Every ten years or so a film comes along that blows away the audience like Star Wars, Jaws, and Die Hard, and The Avengers is one such movie. I went in expecting poor acting, a juvenile script and perhaps a few interesting special effects, but what I got I was not prepared for. There is enough action for ten action movies. It is also rare that a script and the acting in a film are able to rival the special effects, but that is exactly what happened in the Avengers. There were many classic scenes such as when the Hulk confronted Lokey. What happened next had everyone in the audience laughing. In fact, I was laughing on the way home. I'm going back to see The Avengers this weekend and I can't wait!