Though it seems quite insane to even contemplate that a Marvel/Disney movie was possibly having budget issues, that's all I could think about throughout this film. Though Marvel and Disney are definitely not hurting for money and have amassed billions upon billions of dollars, I started to wonder "Maybe they are beginning to stretch themselves thin with all the projects they have churning out, and have upcoming?"
Without giving any of the plot or details of this movie away. I couldn't help but notice that scenes seem to come and go without any explanation as to why they were happening or how. I didn't expect that there would be some elaborate back story on things because we already know who are heroes are, and what their purpose is. But I definitely expected that if there was something going on relative to the new story line, there would at least be the minimal of explanation. But more often then not the movie seemed to skip crucial points or move from point A to point E, leaving you not really sure how you arrived there.
With that being said, this is still an "Avengers movie." While Marvel/Disney skimped on the detail. They replaced half developed scenes and plot with action packed ones. Age of Ultron flies high in this aspect, and brings action that would rival any modern day comic book movie.
In closing, I must say, I left the theater feeling pretty unimpressed, which is quite the opposite of what I felt walking out of the theater, after seeing 'The Avengers' back in 2012. But that raised internal questions about my own interpretation of what I had seen. Maybe the reality is, I was compelled to compare my experience with 2012's 'Avengers' to this Avengers movie. And just maybe that's not fair. 'The Avengers' was a ground breaking movie, and one of the first of it's kind to take cinema to a whole new level. So for "Age of Ultron" to try and compete with that, may be nearly impossible.. A feat that not many movies if any can surpass. So it could be relatively unfair for a critic to try and compare the two. Let me know what you think.