Saturday, May 2, 2015

Review: "Avengers" is grade-A meditation on evil in the human heart

By Jessica Gibson
Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Poster
At risk of sounding too hyperbolic too soon, Avengers: Age of Ultron might be the best movie Marvel has ever made. As a sci-fi flick, it’s got some faults. There’s a lot of action and director Joss Whedon doesn’t leave enough pauses to process it all; it provides little backstory, so newcomers to the Marvel Cinematic Universe might get confused without context; it’s much darker than Marvel’s previous installments. Beneath the capes, behind the punches, even underwriting the witty banter is a story not about the strength of superheroes fighting unfathomable evil, but about the strength of people battling their tangible fallen natures. [link]

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Gets the Superband Back Together