Every so often I think it’s good to suspend your disbelief, tell your brain to shut the hell up, and enjoy a fun superhero action movie. I had a seriously good time watching The Avengers. Yes, the premise is ridiculous. No, there isn’t really a plot. And I don’t care, because the thinky part of my brain is shut off for the night. There were some moments of unexpected humour, where I actually laughed out loud and none (that I can recall) of those obvious jokes where you chuckle just for something to do. The violence is exactly the kind that my wimpy self can handle: silly, over-the-top comic book-style action, where people fall from ridiculous heights and get hit with ridiculous things but there’s no blood or gore and the victim just shakes his head and blinks a few times. The special effects were incredible and the acting was about as good as you’d expect from a movie like this. Tom Hiddleston played an excellent evil foe – an almost believable genius megalomaniac. I’ll confess to really liking Scarlett Johansson, which I feel is an unpopular opinion, but I loved Lost in Translation too much not to like her. So if you aren’t a Scarlett fan you may not enjoy The Avengers as much as I did. But if you’re in the mood for a mindless summer action flick, I don’t think you can go wrong with The Avengers.