The Avengers the movie, is a mishmash grouping of Marvel super-heroes.
It’s disappointingly busy. Busy in the sense that we have far too many “heroes” being focused on. So many that the character building can’t occur properly, even in the 2 1/2 hours of screen time. Add to that disappointment, they turned Ironman into a complete ass-hole. In the original Ironman movie, he was a somewhat complicated character that hid behind the appearance of being a head strong smart ass. In The Avengers, that all he is, an endless tirade of annoying smart ass one-liners that causes you simply to hate the character. This Ironman character brings the movie down by at least 2 points.
The action is fine, the movie is well done in general, but between the characters being stretched too thin and Ironman being a thorn in the viewers side, I was hoping for better.
7/10 is doing the story a favour.