“No,” would be my reply, but like a lot of people, I felt it didn’t live up to the standard set by The Avengers. And here’s 150 reasons why.
Why only 150? Because some of the reasons aren’t actually problems. I mean, screw those people complaining about Black Widow not being able to have kids. That’s a stupid objection.
What really hurt the film is that they padded it out with nonsensical filler, like Thor’s “visions”, that had more to do with future movies than this one. A very small amount of filler can KILL the pacing and clarity of a movie, as it did here.
Also, a lot of the plot made no sense: why create Ultron, how was his plan supposed to work, why was he doing it, etc. Those parts, I think the video covered well.
Between the filler and the nonsense, the movie just didn’t work as well as the first one, and I think audiences sensed that.