I thought IM2
was fantastic, at least as good as IM
, and that the amount of Avengers
build-up was exactly right: it helped move the story along without dominating things.
And no, it wouldn't work to just assemble the team cold in Avengers
. That worked for LXG
, but audiences were unfamiliar with those characters, especially those incarnations thereof. But people'd get bored with too many introductions for this one.
I also think the build-up aspects are great fun. It's said to be the first time in film history
such a simultaneous, shared continuity is being attempted. For that kind of inherent excitement, I'll gladly watch such Avengers scenes as well-integrated as IM2