I always like a movie better the second time around. I've just seen The Avengers, and give it a solid four of five stars. Its strongest suit was, of course, the action blended with character development. Captain America was a standout, would've been more effective if there was a little more focus on his returning to the present age. Didn't like the non-mask look, it'd be like Batman in action without his mask, or Craig .... oh, sorry, he does wear a monkey mask
Saw it in 2-D cause I haven't been too impressed with 3D, plus I heard in 3D some of the effects suffer depth perception. Wasn't much impressed with Nick Fury, bald and in a silly black leather coat? Also, the real Nick Fury wouldn't have lied to his team just to motivate them. I can see the bumCraig-'Bond' doing that. One of the best scenes is when Loki, the baddie, is about to kill an elderly German for standing up to him. The Capt. leaps in, and takes the blast with his very cool shield, and throws down a challenge mentioning a certain other tyrant in Germany. The threat wasn't very original, though; ditto for the music. The Avengers need a theme, and a real score. This one was 2.5 out of 5. Really bland. However, I'm sure I'll like everything more next time. Always happened with the real Bonds.