The gang’s all here as THE AVENGERS are now on the small screen!

Phew, what a ride it’s been since April when we saw the release of Joss Whedon’s THE AVENGERS in May. Sceptics were crushed, critics gushed and audiences couldn’t get enough of the best action adventure movie yet from the Marvel comic universe.

Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow and Nick Fury in The Avengers

The Avengers assemble

And why was that? Well, you had glorious performances across the board – Robert Downey Jr. has never been better as Tony Stark, Mark Ruffalo’s a revelation as Bruce Banner, Chris Evans is just terrific as Steve Rogers, Scarlett Johansson shimmers as Natasha Romanoff, Jeremy Renner shows true grit as Clint Barton, Chris Hemsworth is a towering presence as Thor and Tom Hiddleston as Loki is the pitch-perfect villain to fight – fused with the wittiest of scripts from Whedon, and the result was a wildly enjoyable ride.

Now as THE AVENGERS arrives on DVD and Blu-ray, it’s crossed the billion dollar mark, making it easily the most successful movie of the year and third in the all-time rankings behind Avatar and Titanic. So if you haven’t already seen it, prepare to be blown away as Samuel L. Jackson’s tough-as-nails S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury assembles this gloriously rag-tag gang of superheroes to save our world.

You can read all about The Initiative in my review and when watching the movie, just make sure you stay right to the end of the credits!