OK, I did eventually go back.
Verdict: the film will make a lot of money, it is technically good but most of it left me gobsmacked and not in a good way.
Two of the Avengers fall in love. One wants it and the other doesn't.
Johannesburg's city centre gets trashed in a major way.
Hulk has to have a building dropped on him to try and calm him down.
The film was 150 minutes long: where was the editor?
One of the Avengers has a wife and kids: when did that happen?
The 3D used in the film was not needed: go see the 2D version instead.
Ultron as a villain? All I can say is
The scene that put me off of the movie was when the building collapses and the survivors stagger out, covered in white dust and bleeding. I walked out then.
We'll start with the Dislikes, as that list is shorter.
1. Disjointed story line
2. The visions did not really work for me.
1. A full crowd. I grabbed the last ticket available for my showing. I have not seen that many people, since I saw 1979's "Moon raker," when they oversold and had people sitting in the aisle.
2. Story and characters 100% fictional. Attitudes expressed 100% factual.
3. More and better Hawkeye.
4. Better Villain.
5. More and better Black Widow.
6. Better music.
7. More and better action.
8. More humor.
9. More and better bonding.
10. More emotion.
11. Best pre-credits opening in over a thousand films seen.
12. "Here come the Marines!"
13. Best Stan Lee cameo to date.
14. Proud to be a New Avenger. SIGN ME UP!
15. Best use of profanity since 1969's "True Grit."
16. "He gave his life for tourism!"
17. And here comes the brunette b.i.t.c.h. Never p**s off a brunette. They are slow to anger, but . . .?! When they do, they come out smoking with both hands.
As for Trevor's remarks
"Two Avengers . . ."
No answer to that one.
"Johannesburg . . ."
Who can now take its place among the other great cities in film, such as . . .
Washington (D.C.) -- Tokyo (Japan) -- San Francisco (California) -- Rome (Italy) -- New York (New York) -- Los Angeles (California) -- London (England) -- and Copenhagen (Denmark.) Well, maybe not Copenhagen.
"Hulk . . ."
It's called humor. Of course, humor varies from person to person. My favorite humorous moment comes when the Avengers come upon an enemy bunker that stops their assault on Hydra's headquarters. Black Widow: "Would someone take out this bunker?" Hulk, hearing this, just runs straight through it, destroying the bunker. She: "Thank-you." Me: ROTFL! A simple thank-you will suffice.
"The film . . ."
It may have ran that long, but it did not seem that long to me.
"One of the Avengers . . ."
Yeah, I wondered about that. Not from the last film, and as far as I can tell, not from the comic books, but . . .?! When you get ready to "buy the big 1," you want to be around people you respect and who respect you, and there is no greater sign of respect than naming your child for the man or woman who gives their life for yours. For every time you look at that child, your remember. And your pass that remembrance along to the next generation. "Son, I want to tell you the tale of the man who saved your Dad's life."
And that is not a new concept. It dates back more than a century. If not longer. For in Bram Stoker's "Dracula," the novel, not the film, when one of their friends dies in pursuit of Dracula, the couple in the novel name their child after their dead friend.
"The 3-D . . ."
Just a way to upping the take at the box office for most films. Still . . . There are times I wish I had seen a film in 3-D. Such as the recent "Mad Max : Fury Road."
"Ultron . . ."