Re: Watching Avengers or watching Phase One: which is the necessary action
Yes, you can watch the Avengers without seeing the other films and not be lost.
Anything that needs to be explained about any of the characters are slightly covered in Avengers about why they are there with Fury at the Helicarrier. I really can't go into any more detail without spoiling anything for you. lol
Responsibility, Duty, Honor these are not
mere virtues to which we must aspire
they're Essential...to every soldier
....to every King.
Coulson, "If the details of this gets out, the operation would be complimized"