Originally Posted by NoThru22
Yes, you are the only one. The Avengers have been around as a concept since the 60s and this is not simply throwing the popular super heroes together as cash grab. The interplay between Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man has come to be known as "Marvel's Holy Trinity" for a reason.
Yeah, I know. I was an avid comic collector, Marvel in particular, for decades.
The Avengers was one of the few Marvel comics that left me utterly cold, for the same reasons.
Following the success of Spiderman/X-men, the flood of getting every comic book hero into a movie are "cash grabs." The Avengers, if anything, especially.
I'm certainly not alone, I know, in observing that the set up for the Avengers movie left elements of Iron Man 2 feeling disjointed, bloated and gratuitous. That was a pretty common criticism of the film.