Once again it's the quieter more intimate character moments where Joss Whedon's work really stands up. It's a shame then that this is such a big noisy action packed spectacle and those smaller moments get lost. That's not to say it isn't a huge amount of fun because it absolutely is, but it often feels like it's showing off or setting up another film rather than being truly special itself.
Helen O'Hara's review for Empire ends with "When we’d happily watch this cast of characters just cook dinner together, it’s hard to complain because they also save the world instead." it only highlights that perhaps I would rather watch them in between missions.April 29, 2015 at 10:45PM