I'm often described as a cynic. Personally, I count myself as a realist, but okay. The point, insofar as discussing this film is concerned, is that I'm most decidedly not an optimist.
This is an optimist's movie. And yet, I found myself able to overlook the occasionally cloying, treacle sense of hope against hope, and focus on the film's more practical message which is, basically, "let's change shit." I can totally get behind that.
Tomorrowland is about the future, the…
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…
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…