The most anticipated movie of the Summer, err… Spring, has arrived. Avengers: Age of Ultron has finally been released in North America. How is it? This review is in 3 parts. The first is a non-spoiler recommendation about the movie. The second part involves snarky comments I made while watching the film, quasi-spoilerish. The last part is full-on spoilers, looking at what the movie means for the future of the MCU. So sit back, get some popcorn shrimp, and get all the 411 you need from your favorite penguin.
Since Superman: The Movie hit movie screens in 1978, essentially creating the modern superhero movie, DC characters have appeared on screen in 21 films. In these 21 films, we’ve had 6 Superman movies, 2 Superman spinoffs (Supergirl, Steel), 7 Batman movies, 1 Batman spinoff (Catwoman), 1 Watchmen movie and 4 movies based on Swamp Thing, Jonah Hex and Green Lantern. Now, Superman and Superman II are classics, as is Tim Burton’s Batman (and Batman Returns which I have soft spot for.) The Dark Knight Trilogy is arguably the greatest comic book series of all time. Watchmen and Man of Steel are debatable films, as a lot of comic book fans are divided on these. But the rest of DC’s filmography? Absolute garbage. More →