The Avengers is one of the only movies I really wanted to see in the theater but didn't get a chance to. nI rented it yesterday (first day it was available) and watched it last night. I was thoroughly impressed-even though it had a little more alien/outer space action than I expected- the comic relief made up for it- and although I didn't expect much out of the Hulk, the character shined (I might even check out the 2008 Hulk flick). Loki is not my favorite vilan- but maybe that was the point. Overall A+, I'm going to watch it again with my kids tonight.