I have never wanted to be a superhero more.
Avengers lives up to the hype. If someone says it doesn't, then they are just naysaying the popular opinion because they want to be hip and/or go against the grain because they are "orginal" or "artists."
This movie is the epitome of what a summer blockbuster is supposed to be. It's action packed, funny, full of entertaining actors and storylines, great special effects, five movies-worth of build up... From beginning to end it is entertaining. It's FUN. So what if it's not A Beautiful Mind, or HBO's John Adams, or Black Swan - it's not trying to be. It's just a fun, entertaining summer blockbuster that will keep you laughing and wowing at what movies can do in the 21st century.