Avengers was 100 lbs of awesome in a 20 lbs bag. The end, end credit bit may be the most silly, nifty extraneous moment ever in a super-hero movie.
But it had nonsensical moments. This will cover a few of those.
It is filled with spoilers. Spoilers are things that might ruin your enjoyment of the movie by spoiling the plot or the emotional beats.
Do not read this is you want to avoid spoilers.
SPOILERS BELOW HERE
Why was the Hulk under control? Earlier in the movie he wasn’t in control. Late in the movie the heroes turn their back on him. He became the cuddly in control Hulk.
What was Loki’s plan? First the overall plan. I’ll open a door and let an overwhelming army through. They’ll let me lead them because I made a deal with them. Once I lead them to victory, I’ll be King of Earth. First they weren’t his army… their mysterious leader (made clear in the credits) leads them. Once Loki opens the door he no longer has leverage over the overwhelming alien army or their leader. Why would they hold up the deal? Second, once you find out who their leader is, you know he is sort of a “scorched earth” type. Loki wouldn’t have much earth to be King over.
Then there is the middle plan. This is the plan where he makes the Avengers angry. This is a plan even Monty Python’s Knights of the Round Table realize is bad. “It may become so cross it will make a mistake!” And the Knights weren’t the brightest. The plan might have been to get them to split up. But that would only work if they didn’t know Loki was manipulating them. The stated goal was to free the Hulk. To what end? Crashing the helicarrier? Hawkeye did a much better job with two arrows. Too bad he didn’t have three!
Then Iron Man figures out that Loki wants an audience to show off to. But Loki just tried to split up his audience… or crash them or make them angry or something. (It did lead to some nice dramatic moments.)
It would take about 8 seconds to fall off Stark tower. Someone should time that sequence. Give another second for air resistance.
I never see Widow use her wrist blasters. That makes me sad.
The council argues for instituting phase 2 – weapons powered by the Tessaract. How did they hope to do this? They didn’t have the Tessaract.
Note the pettiness of my little flaws. 🙂 This was a pretty awesome movie.