Friday, May 29, 2015

New release roundup for May '15




Avengers: Age of Ultron. It is exactly what you expect it to be, but by the time you read this, you've probably seen it a half dozen times already, so you know this. I didn't expect Ultron's "lips" to move the way they do. The effect is kinda weird. In the comics, he just has this big wide screaming mouth, and you don't expect it to move because duh, he's a robot. Also, I didn't like the way Joss gave him the same brand of snark as everyone else. An actual comic book supervillain should talk like one. Hopefully he won't do the same thing to Thanos in the next movie. Loved Hawkeye's role in this film, liked the new heroes, as well as seeing War Machine and Falcon again, and while there were quite a few story elements that left me baffled (I'm told I should've watched Agents of SHIELD, but I shouldn't NEED to, dammit), spectacle wins out in the end, as it always does.

That's it. I wanted to see Tomorrowland, but the middling reviews turned me off to it, which is a shame because I like director Brad Bird and I want to see him do well.

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