04 5 / 2012
"Stark and his buddies club together just as Bob Dylan, George Harrison, and the others did to form the Traveling Wilburys. Harrison wondered what it would be like to tour: “Would each person do a solo set and then do Wilburys at the end, or would we all go right on from beginning to end and make everything Wilburys?” Whedon leans toward the first option, and so, come the climax, they all do Wilburys: even as Thor tosses his mallet, Iron Man hurls energy pulses from his palms, while Captain America waves his slightly underwhelming shield, and, not to be left out, Black Widow repels invading aliens through the sheer force of her corsetry. This mania is what Marvel followers have hungered for, and it would be fruitless to deny their delight."
Anthony Lane, of course.