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Review: Avengers - Age of Ultron

I came into this movie thinking it was going to be one badass film. I was half right, I suppose. It was satisfying enough, but the paths the personal storylines took was unsettling from the beginning.
The Banner/Romanov romance just rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe because I was given the wrong impression the last film, and this "attraction" came out of nowhere for me. Because WTF. Why do everyone get to keep their romantic people (Pepper/Jane/Peggy) and Betty Ross is nowhere ever, even though she's in the last two Hulk films. Maybe I'm biased because I'm a total Natasha/Clint fan. Giving him a family out of the blue like that was just really strange.

I really enjoyed Pietro and Wanda, though. I didn't, initially, during trailers. But they were the two that really moved me at the end. I enjoyed their chemistry so much it prompted me to watch Godzilla (2014), and they were just as lovely there. In fact, I think I prefer them as husband and wife, because even though they were siblings in AoU, their closeness can be construed as very intimate.

Avengers was, of course, very action packed. However, it wasn't the kind I'm partial to; not enough hand to hand combat scenes. Or any "wow" scenes, really. A lot of the action just felt mediocre. I'm actually not excited for any of the spin-offs, tbh. Maybe just for Guardians and the First Class series.

Final word: I prefer the first over the sequel, but it was a decent time to be had. It just didn't flow well enough for me. 
Yea, same here! Curious to see where they take the next film. Thanks for your comment!