AVENGERS ONE, SMALL DEFENSELESS EASTERN EUROPEAN TOWN, ZERO: Movie review of Avengers: The Age of Ultron by Howard CasnerPosted: May 9, 2015 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Jeremy Renner, Joss Whedon, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Marvel, Paul Bettany, Robert Downey, Scarlett Johansson | 1 Comment »
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It seems that after razing New York City to the earth more than a few times, the makers of movies from Marvel comics have now decided to turn their eyes on a smaller, more defenseless municipality in the fictional Easter European nation of Sokovia, smashing it to smithereens in the new tentpole film Avengers: Age of Ultron.
And one really has to feel for this poor little town. Not only has it survived World War I, World War II and the Holocaust, the Cold War occupation (under Stalin, even) and the difficult adjustment after the fall of the USSR, it once again is going to be ravaged, this time by a man made robot with sentience.
I mean, I don’t know what this city did to piss off writer/director Joss Whedon, but it must have been really something. It really gets the shit kicked out of it. Read the rest of this entry »
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