ByHugo Patino-Cano, writer at
I watch movies from time to time.
Hugo Patino-Cano

Yes, again, and again, until the Marvel machine stops.

Boy am I getting Marvel fatigue. Not to say that this is a horrible movie, or Marvel's worst. But it's definitely not their best.

You know what, I'll go ahead and start off with the positives. Paul Rudd, who plays our main hero, is great. His character is the most interesting part of the movie, and Michael Douglas is pretty good as well. It's funny enough, it's more of a comedy than previous Marvel movies. The action is well directed, more inventive than the other Marvel movies. And Michael Pena is pretty funny.

I wouldn't call this movie ground breaking or anything, it's not as fun as Guardians of the Galaxy and not as well made as Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I think of this as just another Marvel movie. I did like this more than Age of Ultron, and it was slightly more original. It was more of a heist, and a smaller movie. But with this element Marvel didn't think there were enough stakes, so every once in a while a character will say "...can be devastating for the World." Which felt like it was just tacked on at the end of a sentence.

Every character, other than Paul Rudd, was dull. I did not give a shit about any of them. And this is probably one of the worst villains in a Marvel movie. He's just evil for being evil, and has weak motives. There was a line in the movie and I guess this is SPOILERS (please skip the next paragraph to avoid).

Towards the end of the villain is in out hero's daughter's bedroom. And the little girl asks "Are you a monster?" and the villain responds with "Do I look like a monster?" looking like he's about to cry. Now, why these two lines of dialogue stood out to me is because it felt like there was supposed to be characterization in the original script Edgar Wright wrote. Maybe our main bad guy thought he was doing the right thing, and didn't realize what he was doing was wrong. This could have been pretty good, and would have added something to humanize the character. So why didn't they do it? And that's what makes me mad.

Alright end of spoilers. I was never fully engaged throughout the movie, it felt like I was watching a movie. Actually it didn't even fell like that, it felt like I was watching a trailer for Civil War. And the cinematic universe tie in felt forced. In the back of my head I kept thinking to myself, Edgar Wright could have done this better.


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