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In the quiet moments of Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon stumbles across some scenes that might be called beautiful. In the film’s dark middle, he gives us cinematography that pulls back and gains beauty over awe; hands over lines where the script drops its focus on throwaway one-liners and brings to its forefront the tension between the heroes as characters and not as action sequence set-pieces. A tense sequence in a doorway. Heroes bordered by windowframes. We find real depth here as an audience—real motivations for each hero as an individual person/god, and not just as a collective world-saving force. And the film is better for it.

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Jonathan O'Brien