Wow. This film exceeded my ecpectations on EVERY level. It is now tied with Spider-man 2 for me. Better than everything else. As for the lack of emotional impact, Were we watchign a different film?! Coulson....*sniff* That being said, with TDK and the entire Batman Trilogy being so ashamed of its comic roots, its god to see a movie that whole-heartedly embraces every single aspect. TDK may be a movie-lover's fave comic film, but Avengers should be every comic-lover's fave comic film. This one had it all, folks! Taking my little girl to see it, tonight, and I know she's going to love it! Any time she gets to see Cap on the big screen (her favorite since we saw Cap last year), she is one happy lil' girl!! 10 out of freakin' 10 and I'll even donate extra points to all of you who can't find that extra point to bump all these "9"s to "10"s.