I really enjoyed the Iron Man, Captain America, and the first Avengers movie. Okay, and I thought the first Thor movie was hilarious, but I haven’t seen the second one yet. It was a forgone conclusion that I wanted to see this movie. M was not enthusiastic about seeing this movie, stating that he felt like the Avengers movies were too ensemble and getting to be ridiculous and feeling like they were stretching to get their villains.
M didn’t read superhero comics the way I used to so yes, Ultron sounded ridiculous to him while my thought process was more along the lines of, “Ah yes, comics. This totally makes sense.”
The problem was that I am going to have to agree with M.
As the movie progressed, I was feeling less and less engaged. I’m not sure if it was the increased sized of the cast, the number of cameos, the feeling that things were being retcon-ed, or what. I just didn’t enjoy the movie as much I thought I would. Everyone was trying to be clever and snarky, and it didn’t fit with everyone’s character. Some things didn’t make a lot of sense. I thought Iron Man’s new computer’s voice had too many inflection in the tone. The perpetuation of the mad scientist trope annoyed me a bit, even if it fit.
I had a good time watching the movie, but it made me feel like I was done with the Marvel universe movies. I don’t look forward to them with any sort of gleeful, anticipatory rush anymore.