How exactly did Avengers not live up to your "high standards"? I'll tell you what I once told a date who I was taking to see Transformers: "This ain't Casablanca. There ain't going to be any Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. We're going to see a movie about robots that turn in to cars and trucks and planes and then fight each other. Judge the movie accordingly." Avengers was a great movie for what it was supposed to be. It's not Gone With The Wind. It's not Casablanca. It is a summer action comic book movie, and easily among the best ever in that genre.