Originally Posted by JonnyT23
I actually found the Avengers to be a step backwards rather than forwards, as far as taking comic book movies into more "serious" territory goes i.e. story and character over spectacle. Avengers was all about snarky remarks, and CGI, strip those away and you've got nothing left. Other Disney movies, though also made for kids, at least had heart.
I was thinking more in term of how it got there. No Batman Begins probably means no Avengers. It's funny, no character has shaped the course of superhero films more than Batman.