It is not often that you find a film as cliched as it is original; that panders to the commercial filmmakers' holy grail and yet is not patronisingly boring; that is an action film yet is loads of fun; that is the culmination of a franchisee and yet the beginning of another.
We see a near-perfect balance of Yin and Yang in The Avengers, one of the most expensive films of our times.
Here are 20 reasons to see and five more for you to perhaps boo The Avengers:
Literally, the mother of all superhero movies: When writer and second time director Joss Whedon went to sleep with an idea, he did not for the life of him imagine it would give birth to such an awesome six superhero film.
It is not that this is the first assemble of multiple superheroes. There have been a whole franchisee of those - X-Men and many other attempted ones like The Fantastic Four films, The Incredibles, the underrated Watchmen, the terrible League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Kick Ass, Batman & Robin, etc.). Yet, this one is so well structured, and has been worked out so well - including individual films for four of the superheroes - that it literally becomes the mother of all super hero movies.