So, the big boss laughing scene (everyone was laughing too here in Singapore - he looked like a big ape trashing a toy) - I managed to hear a bit of what he said to Loki (for once, thank God for Chinese subtitles!)
| The Hulk called Loki a "puny god" 弱神
On Black Widow bringing-a-gun-to-a-godfight, and the powers of female superheroes :
Ok, I realised I raised this point back in Iron Man 2, but I was reminded of it at the big ending fight of the Avengers movie - Black Widow's fighting style is old-school battlefield jujitsu. She doesn't need to have a specialised weapon when she can easily disarm a foot soldier. Her fighting style is almost all pure technique - so she doesn't need to match the brute strength of the rest of the Avengers. Combine that with her ability to figure people out & manipulate them & you've got a deadly weapon! It's also kind of liberating not to be bound that way to just one kind of weapons platform (think Thor and his Mjolnir)
PS A woman who can "hulk smash" - for me the best movie that comes to mind is Geena Davis (holycrap she's 56 this year!) in The Long Kiss Goodnight. This movie was so epic that it's practically the inspiration for later shows like "Alias".
Also, Hawkeye's power is self-explanatory - in any battle you'd need eyes in the sky. And the way he shoots his arrows are almost like chess play! Each shot is measured for maximum destruction. He sees the cause & effect and he's able to strategise a battle plan on the fly.