Avengers: Age of Ultron

Finally got to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron. I enjoyed it so much more than the first one. The action was more exciting and more interesting. The character bits were better integrated into the action and were just the right level of depth for a comic book movie. The narrative actually made sense; I loved the way they handled The Vision; and Captain America’s costume wasn’t so ridiculous-looking that it ruined any scene he was in,

Of course Joss Whedon’s “the stakes aren’t real enough unless someone dies” is still the blind spot in his understanding of the genre he’s working in. The death at the end didn’t add stakes, it just added unnecessary and overdone melodramatics. At least he did us the favor of killing off a character he made no effort whatsoever to make us care about.

Still, the 12 year old in me, for whom The Avengers was his favorite comic, was giddy at finally seeing these characters done right on the big screen.



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