Let me start this off by saying that I’m a huge Marvel Comics fan. HUGE. I’ve been collecting comics since my Dad introduced me to Captain America at a comic books store back in L.A. when I was about 10 years old. I would love to read about Iron Man, The Hulk, and Captain America, who was my favorite character of all time.
I’ve seen all of the recent Marvel movies that have come out in the past few years, starting with Iron Man, and moving on to both Captain America’s, The Hulk, and the first Avenger’s movie. Therefore, you can probably guess the level of my excitement when I saw the trailer for The Avengers – Age of Ultron. I was jacked. Like a ten year old walking into a comic book store to buy another comic, I could barely contain my excitement.
Here’s the trailer I saw, which didn’t have much wrong with it.
I don’t know about you, but when I looked at that trailer, I saw something good. Maybe I’m just too much of a fan to really think something from Marvel will be very bad.
I’ve been disappointed before. The first two X-Men films were very good, at least from my view. The third one was poor, and there’s not too many people that will disagree with me on that. My brother is maybe an even bigger X-Men fan than I am, and he was not happy, at all, with the third one (X-Men, The Last Stand). We both think the reason for this is because it was directed by Brett Ratner, who we both could not give one care in the world for. When you go from Bryan Singer to Brett Ratner, you’re going to have some serious drop-off.
Anyhoo, back to Avengers, Age of Ultron. There’s not much good that I can say about this movie. Perhaps the action scenes were good, but even they left something to be desired. Really, when you watch this movie, you almost get the sense that you’re watching the first Avengers movie, only it’s much, much worse.
I really don’t know what Joss Whedon was thinking when he was directing this. He directed the first, and like I said, that was great. But the second was simply sub-par.
To delve into this and review everything that I thought was wrong with the film would give me a massive headache, and leave me pretty depressed. So, I’ll simply say that I was extremely disappointed.
Despite my disappointment, I’m sure I’ll be super excited to see Ant Man, which is already in theaters, simply because I read every single comic when I was a kid.
After Ant Man, Captain America – Civil War is set to come out next summer, in 2016. YEAH BUDDY!
Next time on Nohofosho, my review of Ant Man!