THE AVENGERS: ULTRON a brief commentary

I saw THE AVENGERS: Ultron last night.  It is a riff on Noah and the Ark!  In this case Ultron plays God who is fed up with humanity and wants to start over.  It reminds me of how we need to read the Noah epic differently than the ways our ancestors did.  NOAH expresses how humanity often has the urge to “start over,” and wipe out the past. It is far more human centered story than an exploration of God. So, too, Ultron, though a robot, is a simplistic expression of human’ nature’s shadow side. Not a bad story, nor a bad movie.  This time the Hulk and Black Widow have the greater focus.   Enjoyable but with a couple battle scenes too many.

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