A bit 'meh' to be honest. While I generally liked the idea behind Ultron I felt that - in a film with magic Norse Gods, giant monsters and mind-controlling mutants - it may have worked stronger if the team had been pitted against a more relatable and somewhat more human villain.
Whedon does a commendable enough job at balancing these characters on screen but with an ensemble this big it would have been great to have had a little more…
LOVED the first 2/3 of this but was a little letdown by its finale. To me it felt like Baumbach had two ideas for this film and struggled to make them properly gel. Still, it's well worth seeing all around. There's some great performances and one joke made me laugh louder than I have in a very long time.
It's easy to imagine that in a few years time the following conversation will happen in hundreds of homes:
"So did you just go to bed when you came in?"
"Actually no, I turned on the TV and ended up watching this crappy movie."
"What was it?"
"Oh, it was called Penthouse Robbery or Apartment Theft or something."
"I can't remember any of it, but yeah it was actually pretty ok!"
Tower Heist - adequately watchable
Beautiful and tragic; Never Let Me Go is the type of film which creeps up on you and leaves you devastated for hours afterwards. Romanek's take on Kazuo Ishiguro's novel is note perfect - capturing the writer's ability to never force the story, he bravely allows for the impact of the tale be told through the delicate and muted performances of his excellent cast.
Sobering yet essential viewing.