Lots to like and the slower pace really works to amp up the finale. Way too much Hawkeye though, I know he’s one of the originals but I am checked out during every one of Renner’s scenes.
Even though the film is enjoyable, it is fairly depressing to me that this is what mainstream American movies/culture has become (or maybe it has always been like this?); a nostalgic, self-congratulatory trip down memory lane that plays it so safe that it feels as risky as knitting Christmas sweaters with grandma. Each time one of these tent-pole, big-hype blockbusters comes out I find myself overlooking the track record of previous ventures and inevitably go to the theater to watch…