Imagine the horror of a press junket. (This should help.) A movie star is imprisoned inside a swanky hotel room for 1,000 hours with a revolving-door flotilla of pasty, agenda-having journalists. There is no escape. There is no text messaging. There is only the same shortlist of near-identical questions asked over and over until you don’t even know who you are anymore, let alone what it was like to work with Dame Judi Dench. Now, imagine that because there’s literally a billion-dollar movie at stake, this junket is but one tiny chunk of a massive, militaristic press operation that resembles nothing so much as Hannibal’s elephant-assisted conquest of Italy at the start of the Second Punic War. advertisement Welcome to the press tour for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the lynchpin of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ushering us out of Phase II–whatever the hell that is. Over the course of several nightmarishly uncomfortable interviews, the press tour has proven … [Read more...] about “The Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Press Tour–Reviewed!