Mr. DuLac’s review published on Letterboxd :
Road to the Avengers: Part 1
I remember when I first watched it, while I liked it, I was also disappointed. The main reason for that was because leading up to the movie I was bombarded by trailers that mainly featured scenes from the final 15 minutes of the film. If you have a villain or monster in your film that only appears at the very end... do not show said villain or monster in the damn trailer! In fact you shouldn't have ANY big scenes from the last 30 minutes of your film in the trailer.
Now watching this again 4 years later with no negative buzz surrounding it and being able to detach it completely from the 2003 film I must say I think it's a solid movie. I actually enjoyed it more then I did 4 years ago.