Shannon and I saw Avengers: Age of Ultron opening weekend, and hoo boy. I was not impressed with Joss Whedon’s take on the Avengers in his first go-round, and I had heard enough mixed reviews of AOU (from those lucky sods across the pond who got to see it a week early) to lower my expectations even more, so I was not anticipating a masterpiece here. I was hoping for passable, and expecting mediocre, and I got… well. I certainly got something.
I think it’s easiest to break this down into a few positives and negatives, and then look at everything. The SPOILER WARNING should go without saying. (more…)