Okay, let me preface this review by simply saying that, Marvel, you've got me. I am in. At this point I can't think of any reason not to give just about any Marvel Studios effort a try. They consistently produce fun, well-crafted, action films that deliver on pretty much all they promise. They are, at the very least, good.
So, keeping that in mind, Avengers: Age of Ultron is not great. Probably the biggest fault in it is that it…
Caught this on the big screen for the first time, and it becomes way more obvious that this is a pretty competently made film! I was a bit surprised that it stood out as such, since in my small screen viewings it always seemed cheap. But, no. Technically, this film is put together nicely.
It falls apart in the sheer ridiculousness of Franco Nero as a ninja, his buddy who loves cockfights to an obsessive level, and the thugs that…
Even without having ever read the comic, I somehow feel that I can assure any fan that this is the best adaptation they will ever hope to see. The action is great, the conceit is superb, and it doesn't try to put on airs or be something it isn't. It's just a great action film, with some great characters.
Removed a star because, let's face it, that helmet is just a tad to big for Urban's head. That or his…