Martha Thomases Reviews Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases brought more comics to the attention of more people than anyone else in the industry. Her work promoting The Death of Superman made an entire nation share in the tragedy of one of our most iconic American heroes. As a freelance journalist, she has been published in the Village Voice, High Times, Spy, the National Lampoon, Metropolitan Home, and more. For Marvel comics she created the series Dakota North. Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.

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5 Responses

  1. Andrew Laubacher says:

    The only bone of contention that I have with your review, Martha, is that ‘Age of Ultron’ should not suffer from “middle-film syndrome” as it should be able to be seen as a done-in-one story that happens to star (mostly) the same heroes as the previous entry. There is really no excuse why this movie should not feel like it has a proper ending.

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      But every Marvel film feels a little unended, that there’s always a setup for what happens next time. If anything, that’s what’s driven Marvel’s movie successes– successiveness.

    • Martha Thomases says:

      I thought that was the point I was trying to make. If you pay for a movie ticket, you should get a movie, not a piece of a mini-series.

      • Andrew Laubacher says:

        Fair point. Although I also understand the desire on the part of the filmmakers to set up future entries in the MCU.

  2. Jim S says:

    The African battle was filmed and took place in South Africa. Hence klaw with an Africaneer accent. If you look at the insignias of the police cars, you can see South African symbols.

    Yes I am that guy.