MEDIOCRE: Looking at Avengers: Age of Ultron… again.

I finally got around to watching the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, after Tyus reviewed it earlier last week (check it out here). So, here’s my opinion.

I’m not really a big comic book reader, but I’m a big fan of the Marvel movies. I really enjoyed the movie, to be honest. There was kind of a backlash against it, people thinking that it was offensive and that Joss Sweedon couldn’t write scripts (which isn’t true, of course).

That’s all to suggest that the Avengers: Age of Ultron is a dud, which it isn’t to me. There’s issues, but I feel those issues could be surprisingly easy to fix.

Of course, one of the biggest problems is the villain, which is the same in almost every Marvel movie. However, I don’t go to Marvel movies because I like the villains. I go because I like spending time with the characters. For example, if the movie was entirely the party scene and the force hammer scene, I would happily go to the cinemas and pay money to see that.

Another big problem is that they stuffed too many new villains and characters into it, and on top of that, they had to give a back story to every single character, which made the movie awfully long. They didn’t really take a step back and think about how they could streamline the movie to make it easier to watch (and shorter, for that matter).

All the sub-plots that they stuffed into this film could have been put into other films in the Marvel cinematic universe, because all of the sub-plots took away from developing Ultron, who, being the title character, should have gotten more screen-time.

The film suffered the flaw of being a Marvel movie, which includes an under developed villain, and a big, possibly unneeded CGI climax. And that’s where the problem of the film lies.

-KT

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