5 of the Most Disappointing Moments of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

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5. ALL of the Characters

Ever since it was announced that Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch would be making appearances in this film, I was curious about the choice of characters. Sure, they become Avengers, but there’s also the problem of their lineage being linked to the mutant universe. So right off the bat, there’s that awkwardness and confusion. But even if we overlook that, there’s still the problem of the movie becoming too glut with characters. This has always been one of the main challenges of the creation of an Avengers movie — figuring out how to balance all of these substantial characters who are big enough to support their own independent franchises. Too little and the characters become flat, and too much and the movie feels overpacked and unfocused. It’s a delicate balance. The first Avengers managed this perfectly, but its sequel was definitely straddling the line. Using the Scarlet Witch’s powers to illuminate each Avenger’s fears and provide us with some backstory was wise. However, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch still felt like afterthoughts, and other characters — the Falcon, War Machine and even Nick Fury, who apparently just hangs out in people’s barns for fun — seemed to have just been thrown in for face recognition.

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