[After the “noted” “success” of our LOST rewatch two years ago, James and Scott are back to prepare for the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron the only way they know how: by going through the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, movie by movie. We are not very imaginative. Check in every week as we go into way too much detail about pop entertainment and frequently say people are wrong about things.]
Scott: The time has come.
James: I have honestly been dreading it. The past few weeks I’ve been behind with my watching and catching up while we recap, but due to poor scheduling. This week, I’ve actively been putting it off.
Scott: Yeah, let’s just talk about WrestleMania instead. Maybe Brock Lesnar will retain now that he’s re-signed!
James: I am genuinely tempted. Because, really, the movie we’re about to discuss is one I’ve come completely around on since I loved it in the theatre.
Scott: My feelings aren’t quite that extreme, but as far as the Marvel movies go, I agree it’s the dud. It might not be as much of a drag as INCREDIBLE HULK, but considering its reputation far exceeds IH, there’s a bigger disparity between perception and reality. That said, if you asked me to list something I liked about this movie, I’d say that I really like Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner.
James: We are, of course, talking about THE AVENGERS!