Millions of people crowded movie theaters for weeks on end just to see it. Then re-see it. Then re-see it again. After half a decade of waiting, anticipating and hoping, Marvel's The Avengers finally assembled to kick some alien ass.
This is what a superhero team-up film is all about: seeing your superheroes actually team up to fight some baddies - and we truly believe that it took an insightful comic book geek like Avengers director Joss Whedon to make a sequence like this work for both casual viewers and fanboys alike.
But oh man, did it ever work! The collective heart swell in the theater during that Avengers vs. Chitauri tracking shot officially set a new benchmark in blockbuster epicness. Best of all, that 'Hulk punches Thor' finale ended the sequence with the perfect lighthearted touch.