Avengers films ranked: 1. Avengers (Still the best, works as a standalone film) 2. Endgame (Satisfying conclusion to 22 films, but doesn't work as a standalone film) 3. Age of Ultron (Messy, but has a unique directorial take.) 4. Infinity War (An overstuffed, under-baked mess.)
@Solid_JoJonium It mostly has to do with AoU having a directorial stamp to it. The film FEELS like a Whedon film, and I find the story threads come together in the end. IW, to me, has some of my favorite moments in the MCU, but I found the narrative messy, hollow, and the ending disappointing.
@AdamLanceGarcia I have a weird love/hate thing for AOU. I liked seeing the Avengers interact with each other outside of a battle and I liked most of the banter. I didn't even mind Hawkeye's secret family. I really hated the way Ultron was done. He was a wasted villain in that movie.