This summer's blockbuster film The Avengers: Age of Ultron is what the name entails: a blockbuster. This film had everything that the first Avengers movie had and more. Hell, the one thing that Avengers 1 had that Avengers: AoU didn't was the advantage of being the first. AoU was a smash hit from start to finish. Here are the things that AoU did that made this movie THE movie to go see this summer.
1. Avengers: Age of Ultron basically removed the need for any required reading.
One of the things I despise about some movies is the painstaking process of going through reference after reference trying to understand just what in the blue blazes the movie is saying. I hate that. Sometimes it's just a misunderstanding on my part. But other times I hear those 5 feared words, "You should read the book!"
NO! NO! NO!
I don't want to have to consult a dictionary just to enjoy a movie! I want to be able to sit down, turn my brain off for 3 hours, and still have fun. I mean, sure, maybe the book is a great read and all that jazz, but a book should NEVER be required reading for a movie. For example: I shouldn't have to read all 7 Harry Potter books in order to know what the hell a Horcrux is. The movie should explain what it is or not mention it at all.
Well, Avengers: Age of Ultron clarified everything that needed clarification. Hell, you could probably understand what was happening without seeing any previous MCU films. One of my buddies brought his girlfriend, and she had only seen one other MCU film, and she was fine by the end of it. She enjoyed the hell out of it. Avengers: Age of Ultron was a comic book ripped from it's pages and stuck onto the big screen. All of its flaws were perfect representations of a comic book. It was very fast-paced, Ultron's villain transition was very quick. Every character had their moment, but none really took the spotlight. It was nonstop action. Hmmm.... Sounds exactly like a comic book.