Avengers: Age of Ultron Review — Pop Culture Curmudguin #25

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.

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Marvel VS DC: Why Marvel Has Won the Movie War

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