No time to really write anything this weekend, certainly not today. Too much running around. And I want to try to get my last few drawings done tonight.
But we did get The Avengers: Age of Ultron watched. Don’t worry, the following is my quick and spoiler-free review. Because nothing much to say.
I liked it, obviously. It was a lot of fun and I chortled many a time. A few classic moments. Interesting plot, with some fun twists and use of the in-universe rules and items and characters. Glorious action and plenty of BSTs.
Now, in my opinion it lacked the sheer excitement and impact of the first Avengers movie. There was no cheering or applause this time around. But a lot of that, I think, was simply a matter of this being an excellent continuation, not necessarily anything new. The Avengers movies may have – momentarily – reached maximum levels and stopped levelling.
This doesn’t mean there’s no potential for further uncapping of the level counter and whole new amazing vistas to open. Guardians of the Galaxy told me to shut my punk mouth where those sorts of thoughts were concerned. I can always be surprised and delighted. And I for one can’t wait to see what Ant Man and all the next round of movies have in store for us.
This was an excellent movie, if not quite so rich in Whedonosity as the first Avengers ensemble piece and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series we’re working through. Well worth a watch. This is by no means a complaint. It’s just a sign of how spoiled we’ve become.
There’s only so many times a movie franchise can keep on topping its previous efforts. That doesn’t mean the movies need to start over from a lower level. It just means that whatever happens next, we have to keep in mind that it’s going to be amazing.