Loved it. Only a couple of issues really, I thought, but I will not address them here. People are always looking for something negative in things and I am not falling into that this time. By and large, they nailed it.
I thought they gave everyone a chance to shine, everyone got some funny lines (Downey got the most, but we all knew that was coming), everyone got to kick a little ass, Samuel L. Jackson played Fury PERFECTLY and Maria Hill was not a bitch. Amazing. And The Hulk stole the show. They got him right, for once. Going back to Thor last year and now this movie gives me some hope for Man of Steel next year because they showed that a mega powerful character can be epic but be engaging and show enough humanity to be interesting.
And best of all there was a nice 30 second shot of Black Widow facing AWAY from the camera in her costume. That was worth the price of admission right there.
Amazing Spider-Man and Dark Knight Rises are going to have to come STRONG to compare. Thank goodness I have Battleship in between to bring me down some before those other flicks.