I think this sums up perfectly why I didn't go and covers half my problems with the MCU better than I've been able to articulate: http://articles.lati...-review20140403
Besides, without the movie money deals, the theater is way too expensive, even when I don't buy any drinks or popcorn.
I think I disagreed with almost everything in that review. Then again, when someone refers to characters that are present in half the movie and are fundamental to the story/plot as "cameos" it shouldn't be that big of a surprise I disagree with their take of the film. Chris Evans made a cameo in Thor 2 as Captain America. Nick Fury and Black Widow are central characters in a movie plot that revolves around Captain America working for SHIELD (the writer of the review seems to paint Widow, Fury and SHIELD all as unnecessary cameos that link it to the other films).