Oh no I find most of the Marvel movies pretty... well yeah cookie cutter. I really liked the Avengers though. Just felt they handled the juggling of all those characters perfectly and it was a really fun movie that wasn't delusional about what it was. I did like the way Clark/Superman was portrayed - he was very relatable. The action was incredible, it was just absolute sensual overload. The final fight sequences I swear lasted for 40 minutes though and like Revenge of the Sith, after the initial emotion of the fight wears off it just seemed to drag onnnnn and onnnn through the explosions and flying. IDK its obviously a personal difference in taste.
Fair enough. Whedon's strength resides in handling numerous characters and witty humor. So I too found The Avengers to be what X-Men should have been. To me, the final 40 minutes just flew by (the action had me that captivated) but I could see how the length of the battle might have hindered it. For instance, I felt that The Avengers finale was too long. It took me out of it 25 minutes into the battle.