Film Series: The Avengers

2012. USA. Dir: Joss Whedon. With Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans. 142 min.

Cheeky wit and dynamic action mark what is both a satisfying franchise culmination and a simply entertaining standalone flick. Our greatest superheroes (plus a guy who shoots arrows well) unite, shaking up a volatile cocktail of egos and pouring out vengeance onto the space-foes that threaten Earth. Come worship at the church of Whedon – maybe we can all go out for shawarma after.

Tonight, September 7. Goldsmith Family Cinema. 8pm. $5.