It's happened! Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble flick entered cinemas and broke a bunch of records that nobody expected. Did the film overwhelm and exceed your expectations or did it leave you flat? Hit the jump to vote!

By now you CBM lovers have probably been blown out of the water a la S.H.I.E.L.D. Hellicarrier...or not. Joss Whedon's superhero mashup The Avengers was finally released in the United States. Cinemas were packed, and along the way it even broke a bunch of important records. The question now is...did you as fans and newcomers enjoy the film? Or was it something that really wasn't worth a good old cinema visit? Vote below!

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures Marvel’s The Avengers--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
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incrediblesuperbatspider - 5/7/2012, 1:12 AM
I second Intruder
TheMyth - 5/7/2012, 1:14 AM
Welcome back Trudy! Where you been? Don't matter, good to see ya.

Surprised more haters haven't shown up already.
SageMode - 5/7/2012, 1:15 AM
The Greatest CBM (that actually feels like it came from a comic book) EVER!!!!!!!!! But, we all know where this is gonna end up leading into......
UltimaRex - 5/7/2012, 1:15 AM
Very close second to TDK (though in entirely different ways and your mileage will vary). And Avengers 2 will be even better! CBM's are still on the rise!
Alexandre - 5/7/2012, 1:25 AM
really good movie, i had my problems with it in my second viewing, some things didnt make sense but overall really good.

yeah!!! my bitch trudy is back!!! :)

let me know when your in miami so we can meet up
blackscienceman - 5/7/2012, 1:30 AM
im mixed about it.. i dont think it was the greatest movie of all time, it was a little cheesy at parts.. but i suppose that's what makes a comic book movie, flashy, cheesy comicy stuff that the kids like.. hence why some people dont even consider TDK a comic book movie
Alexandre - 5/7/2012, 1:38 AM
6940 NW 27th Ave

sure come on down any time, we can chill and eat some good cuban and haitian food. you aint scare of the ghettos right? better not be.
Alexandre - 5/7/2012, 1:46 AM
get the [frick] outta here lol

hialeah is [frick]ing boring though. not a ghetto more like a drag city.
gaikinger - 5/7/2012, 1:56 AM
This was a great time at the movies....one of the best CBMs of all time. That being said i wanted to give an observation. Did Black Widow and Hawkeye get some supersoldier syrum at some point in the backstory? They kinda came off as being as super or more super than Cap. I'm the first one to say dont be too overanalynical about a CBM but it just seems that the super prowess of Widow and Hawkeye kinda outshine Cap's super abilities. I buy into the crazy over the top action scenes with Thor, Cap, and a suited up Iron Man but arent Widow and Hawkeye just talented but regular human beings? I'm just saying if by what i saw in The Avengers you put Cap, Widow, and Hawk in a room together and only one gets to come out....its even odds dont you think? just sayn.
Alexandre - 5/7/2012, 1:56 AM
yeah i have a cousin who went there too.

are you cuban or something else?

yeah agreed the movie does [frick]ing own.

i really had little expectation for it. i had in my mind that it had to be either really good or really bad, nothing in between. and as it turns out, it was really good, thank god.
Destroyer7 - 5/7/2012, 1:59 AM
This is an epic movie

compared to TDKR EpicFail
Destroyer7 - 5/7/2012, 1:59 AM
I will not watch TDKR in cinemas
gaikinger - 5/7/2012, 2:00 AM
Dont get me wrong, i really dug this movie and will buy the BluRay as soon as it comes out. I just have some questions and observations about it.
Destroyer7 - 5/7/2012, 2:00 AM
Destroyer7 - 5/7/2012, 2:01 AM
5 months before avengers has a BRRIP
theCriticAndi - 5/7/2012, 2:06 AM
Yes, maybe we do have to ask this question. I adored this movie. I laughed like a maniac at all the funny scenes, was stunned by the action, applauded with the rest of the audience (even though I tend to hate it when cinema audiences do that). This was certainly as comicky as comic books movies get, and any director aspiring to make the quintessential comic book movie MUST forever look up to Joss Whedon.
But to say this is the best movie EVER? Really? There were CERTAINLY tiny problems with the movie:
The Black Widow's weird hair whip, Iron Man's (tiny) CGI fail when he was suiting-down on his building the first time (watch his feet and how they don't properly touch the stairs), the way the Hulk was tamed so easily by Banner in the second half of the movie, the absolute ease with which they pounded the alien invaders (admit it. I know the point was to show that Earth wasn't to be messed with, but there was almost no challenge except for where they almost lost Iron Man)...

This was a damn near perfect movie, but there's still room for improvement and thank god for that or else what'd be the need for another Avengers movie?

And people, stop comparing this to TDK! Nolan treated Batman like it wasn't only a comic book movie, but a dark sort of psychological thriller/blockbuster (which I thought was the perfect way to go SPECIFICALLY for Batman) and he succeeded . They may both be comic book movies but they aren't really the same type of movie at all.

So yeah, Avengers was definitely an A. One of the greatest movies ever, no doubt. The greatest though? That's crazy talk.
gaikinger - 5/7/2012, 2:07 AM
Itoibuki- you got to see TDKR at home before it even came out in the theatres? Wow! I know someone close to the film and even he hasnt been allowed to watch the whole thing. No good though huh? Epic Fail even really? Wow thanks for saving me the trouble of seeing for myself and developing an opinion. One question....Is being a dumbass a hobby or do you get paid for it?
gaikinger - 5/7/2012, 2:18 AM
So if you are a miopic Marvel fan and the idea that a DC film might share grand approval from audiences will keep you from making solid bowel movements your a Troll. And if your a dogmatic hypersensitive deuche who cant relax and enjoy lighter escapeism because it isnt inbedded deep enough in gritty realism your a Nolanite? I get the Nolanite handle but what is the origin of Troll?
Coachella - 5/7/2012, 2:20 AM
@gaikinger Captain America would beat them. I just think Captain America was underused sometimes.
Jefferys - 5/7/2012, 2:26 AM

Dafuq did I just read?
theCriticAndi - 5/7/2012, 2:35 AM
@Jefferys My opinion. Last time I checked I had one.
manumansion - 5/7/2012, 2:58 AM
fantsstic comic book adaptation. but thats where the Nolan Whedon , Marvel DChrivalry rivalry falls flat. Nolans batman is a mature psycological take on Batman, no laughs no applause no whooping from the back rows . Wheedon dished up a likeable funride comic book adap where the laughs were well placed and a fun time was had by all.
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 5/7/2012, 3:00 AM
I really hope this movie continues to break records. There's something very wrong with the sentence "Avatar, the highest grossing film of all time." Let's make sure we can say that about a movie that's actually good!
gloomypatrick - 5/7/2012, 3:06 AM
For Those Who Did Not Like This Film YOU ARE NOT A AVENGERS FAN This Movie Had Everything Anyone Could Hope For
jazzman - 5/7/2012, 3:23 AM
the movie was fricking great do we really need a POLL for that lol
cptamericanotsomuch - 5/7/2012, 3:24 AM
I have to say that this was def one of my fav movies of all time now, My whole family enjoyed it my youngest daughter loves the hulk and yelled out hulk smash when cap gave the order...... the hulk loki scence was the funniest thing i have seen in a while!!!
Bodwulf - 5/7/2012, 3:26 AM
Simply the best!
A favorite line from the Avengers, Shakespeare in the Park.
RaKita - 5/7/2012, 3:33 AM
I am SO sick of hearing how great TDK was. The ONLY good part of that movie was Heath Ledger. Without him it was no more interesting than Crush Groove. The Avengers was a FAR better movie.
Bring on the hate. I'm only speaking the truth here. Batman is a great character. It's too bad that Bale can't bring that out on the big screen.
TDKR is coming and may be good. Unfortunately, Bale is going to give us his throat cancer voice again. Ugh. I'd rather hear a fat dog fart.
Peace !!
marvelmaniaco - 5/7/2012, 3:39 AM
I really enjoyed the avengers it is my favourite film of all time but I'm also looking forward to the dark knight rises, I'm watching avengers for the third time on Wednesday but I also can't wait for dark knight rises
cptamericanotsomuch - 5/7/2012, 3:43 AM
Does anyone else think that the girl that cap saves that gives the interview at the end is peggy carters daughter. The look she gave cap made me think that!!!
Bread - 5/7/2012, 4:09 AM
1. Avengers
2. Iron man
3. Thor
4. Dark knight
5. Incredible Hulk
Mrcool210 - 5/7/2012, 4:13 AM
of course someone is saying its shit in the poll. [frick]ing nolanites
RealGothamite - 5/7/2012, 4:14 AM
@DoubleD You might just be the funniest person on this site!

Your jokes are comedy gold, Avengers better than Godfather 1 & 2!!!!

thunderforce - 5/7/2012, 4:17 AM
Greatest CBM ever made and the best part is unlike Star Wars or Harry Potter these Marvel movies are not going to end . Thanks Marvel for also forcing DC to make a DCCU so we can get a JLA movie . Let the Hype fpr Avengers 2 begin can you imagine how big that movie is going to be ?
Mrcool210 - 5/7/2012, 4:19 AM
@Realgothamite and Azazel1 He can have a [frick]ing opinion, he thinks its better then the godfather movies, so what? leave it at that
RealGothamite - 5/7/2012, 4:22 AM
@Azazel1 the weird thing about @DoubleD is that this dude is middle aged and has kids!

I've seen a lot of his comments and I thought this guy must be like 10 years old or something...

but no he's a fully grown man which is quite disturbing!!
RealGothamite - 5/7/2012, 4:24 AM
@Mrcool210 needs to cool it!!!

Did I say @DoubleD can't have an opinion...NO

Take your [frick]ing Spiderman mask of and learn to read before replying!
RealGothamite - 5/7/2012, 4:26 AM
LOL I can't wait for this...

@DoubleD can you please list your top 10 movies, I can't wait...
Coldblood6 - 5/7/2012, 4:44 AM
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME by a vast margin!!!!!!!

Only the feeble minded cannot appreciate its BRILLIANCE!!!!!!!
RealGothamite - 5/7/2012, 4:49 AM
GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME by a vast margin!!!!!!!

Followed by Transformers 3, Independence Day and Armageddon...LOL
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