Scripted and directed by Joss Whedon, The Avengers is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The flick has been in the news for over two years for its action, special effects and the galaxy of stars like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johannson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel Jackson etc. Does it work?
Loki (Tom Hiddleston), an exiled Norse God takes the Tesseract, a source of high energy potential and uses his powers to control the minds of Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard). He is on a mission to destory the Earth. Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson), director of the peacekeeping organization SHIELD recruits Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Captain America (Chris Evans) to form the Avengers and stop Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) brother, Loki from destroying the planet. They are ably supported by Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson). The rest of the movie deals with how they manage to save the Earth from Loki and his Chitauri Fleet.