I was not expecting much except be entertained by The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
No breakthroughs. No innovative methods for soul searching. No deep touchy feely stuff.
Just good fun popcorn kind of time.
With a lot of CGI.
Alas, I have not been entertained by Marvel since the first Iron Man movie (2008).
Is it me or is the whole Marvel Superhero franchise becoming crappier by the minute?
Sorry, the franchise is not getting crappier. It is actually thriving and rightly so. Each movie installment however is a whole ‘nother matter.
Yup, they are milking it. Everybody can agree and accept this (they are not alone!). The difference now from the earlier installments is that they kind of count their chickens before the eggs hatch. Meaning every movie feels like a 2-hour trailer for the next one. Nothing more.
Alternatively, that half the movie story wise was discarded in the last production stages. Cause the movie does not make any sense. At all. What so ever.
The public’s negative opinion of the Avengers drives the heroes into hiding. How dare they save the world by destroying it!
This permeates the whole movie but perhaps more in the beginning, implying it as one of the main storylines.
Both you and I know the Avengers does not fix things from behind a desk. Already we have a pending conflict. An interesting one, at that.
Because we all know they (the heroes) are going to fuck it up. Stark and Banner fulfills that prophecy pretty quickly.
What happens to this conflict?
Nothing. Absolutely fucking nothing!
Not once is this brought up after its initial introduction.
No angry public. As if it wasn’t an issue.
But it was. The fucking Avengers went into hiding because of it!
Looking past the obvious shitty logic of the movie, the usually witty exchanges seemed stale. At one point, it seemed like everyone was tired of their own dialogue. You and me both!
Stark is doing his own thing. As always.
Captain America disagrees a lot with Stark. And can never have romantic relationships with anyone since Peggy Carter has become her own thing on TV.
Thor has absolutely nothing invested in this movie. He is the character in the background apologizing to everyone for stepping into the other’s scenes, seemingly awaiting his own movie franchise update. Okay, he did two things. He verbally showed off his very boring human girlfriend, and at one point took his shirt off and waded waist deep in a pool. Sexily.
Banner is more Whiney-Hulk than usual.
Who the fuck is Barton/Hawekey again?
Once the only female (movie) Avenger and alibi, Black Widow is in love with the Hulk, only seeing his beastly power and soft heart.
It is easy to say that Black Widow is just as cool, powerful and sexy as her male companions are. She even gets to fight men! Sometimes.
Then they (who ever the fuck is in charge) go and screw this up. BIG TIME.
And this did it for me. The point of no return.
Black Widow breaks down emotionally feeling incomplete as a woman because she does not have children. Worse, she cannot have any.
Worser (if it is good enough for Shakespeare, it is good enough for me!) still, the spy/assassin training camp took this away from her. To make her a more effective agent.
As if pushing a child out your hooha would erase 15-20 years of brainwashing and extreme fitness training.
I am not buying this bullshit.
I am not even going to mention that Ultron actually is really cool as a bad guy.