Summer blockbuster season has started! It is that magical time of year again where we flock to the theaters in waves to see the next bright shiny ball of polished media to consume. What a way to kick it off. The first day in May and we have the next installment in Marvel Studios, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. We are now past the point of initial awe of the series and well on a collision course with an end game that I can’t see in the near future… But at least it is a series that is built upon its own awesome… So there is that.
What else can you say about The Avengers at this point? The movies are what they are, small pieces of a much larger puzzle to be pieced together every couple of months for our mass enjoyment. The only problem is how long they can keep this thing up. This is the first movie where I can safely say that it has been beaten by its ensemble cast predecessors and the concept of holding patterns is getting to be problematic for the series. But more on that later.
I guess for the sake of people who will lynch me if I don’t toss this out here, there will be some (not many so fuck off) spoilers in the more analytic parts of this review so if you don’t want it spoiled at all, skip to the conclusion.