Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron **

In between their witty banter at penthouse parties and endless pursuits of super villains and Eurotrash terrorists, the Marvel heroes must get bored.  I do like the cast of Avengers, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner especially stand out, and the rest have their moments when they're not fighting robots.  And with Joss Whedon at the helm you're guaranteed an exceptional product. According to interviews Whedon's described the making of Age of Ultron as a traumatic process. Dealing with the Disney behemoth? I hope he goes on to do better things.  Possibly a reboot of Apocalypse Now?  About a half hour into Age of Ultron I was hopeful with its homages to The Empire Strikes Back. You know that "heroes with their back to the wall" vibe. Then the second half devolved into a conventional comic book movie with the routine epic battle at the end.  For myself, the most awe inspiring part of The Avengers was watching the credits roll  - now that is something to behold.

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