However, it was not the greatest superhero movie of all time as has been suggested.
And believe me, I have seen some superhero movies.
Not much thought went into Hawkeye's costume.
It hardly resembled his ensemble from the comics.
The aliens were less than impressive and, along with the wormhole portal opening above a skyscraper, the sequence seemed nearly interchangeable with last year's Transformers: The Dark Of The Moon.
As often as films depict such anomalies manifesting in the vicinity of the Empire State Building with non-terrestrial entities pouring through, that is likely a warning placed by occultic elites to those of sufficient discernment that such an event is prophesied for some point in the future.
Sort of the way all manner of ghoulish symbolism is dispersed throughout the Denver International Airport subtly informing how the facility will be used as a command center by the forces of the New World Order when that tyranny is implemented.
In one particularly reflective scene, the assembled heroes flew into a moral outrage when Nick Fury admitted to plans to develop weapons based upon the tesseract technology.
Thor portends that such research will usher mankind to the next level of warfare as forces beyond humanity from that point onward will take notice of the threat posed by the Earth.
But wouldn't these individuals of enhanced ability themselves be the next step in the development of the implements of destruction and conflict?
Yet other than Bruce Banner wanting rid of his affliction as the Incredible Hulk, none of them seem eager to give up those aspects of their existential makeup that set them above the lumbering common masses of humanity.
Captain America would probably be the sincerest individual among the lot but even he volunteered to undergo the procedure that increased his physiology.
Iron Man is ultimately just a suit of armor.
Thus Tony Stark could give up his alter ego the easiest, but possesses an ego so large that he claims his company no longer produces weaponry even though what he pilots is little more than an anthropomorphized weapon.
So the differences between what he professes and how he actually lives makes Tony Stark the Rosie O'Donnel of superheroes.
Yet Stark in terms of humility is an anchorite monk in comparison to Thor.
Thor's people, a race known as the Asgardians originating from a plane of existence beyond Earth, seem to have done little to dissuade early man from worshipping these transdimensional beings as gods.
Even Thor throughout the film continued to look down his nose at the human race when he insinuated mere earthlings were unworthy of laying hands upon beings from his realm no matter what earth laws such beings may have broken or how many human lives might have been destroyed.
Mary Poppins sang a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.
The cartoonish nature of The Avengers may just be what the doctor ordered to get viewers to contemplate the implications of those that would alter what it means to be human and in essence weaponize our underlying ontology.
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. He holds a BS in Political Science/History. Frederick earned a MA in Apologetics & Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary. Frederick holds a Doctor of Practical Theology through the Master's Graduate School Of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana. Dr. Meekins earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics through Newburgh Theological Seminary. His books are available in print and electronic formats through Amazon.com. His ministry site, Issachar Bible Church & Apologetics Research Institute, can be found at http://issacharbiblechurch.blogspot.com/. The Twitter page of Dr. Meekins can be found at