Avengers – Age Of Ultron: Review












When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron (James Spader), a technological terror hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen).

With this being the most anticipated Marvel film in 2015, the people have been flocking to the theaters to see the newest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now the biggest questions are: How does it measure up to it’s predecessor and the other films in the MCU? In all honesty it ranks up there as one of the best movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but I still say that the number one spot still goes to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This movie however is really good and pushes the MCU into Phase 3. Right from the start we get a great fight sequence that shows all the Avengers as a unified team which was a great starting point to the movie seeing as we need no introductions anymore. I was a little worried about the action scenes though. With the ever growing cast of characters I was thinking that all we would see would be a clutter of people rolled up together but in actuality Whedon managed to balance it all out nicely. The scenes that I loved the most were the ones that involved team up maneuvers, especially the ones with Captain America’s shield. I really like the screen time that they gave to Hawkeye and Back Widow. It was much needed since they haven’t had a solo film to develop their characters at all and the way Hawkeye was almost questioning his involvement due to him not being “super powered” was a nice move too. They way they did it was in a way that they built his character so much that it really felt like he was going to be the fallen Avenger but instead they went with Quicksil…ummm Pietro Maximoff which I DO NOT UNDERSTAND. For a character that can run at super speeds he chose to put a car in front of Hawkeye and a little boy he was saving and getting shot up to hell instead of grabbing them both and moving them out of the way. They kind of gave him the Coulsen treatment to give Scarlet Wi…..ummm Wanda Maximoff someone to avenge but damn, why now? There were some Whedon-esque jokes sprinkled throughout the film but (I never thought I would say this) I felt like he should’ve pulled a few jokes out and should’ve gotten a bit more serious in certain spots. I really like the idea of Ultron being the villain (I don’t know if I’m the only one) but I thought his voice sounded comedic rather than a menacing killer robot. That’s no knock on Spader though. He is a fantastic actor but I think he was miscast. There were little moments here and there that gave small clues to things they will be building up to and it got me even more excited for the future of the MCU. There was a “moment” between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark that gave me goosebumps and then of course the mid credits scene that showed Thanos grabbing the Infinity Gauntlet and letting us know that “He’ll just have to do it himself.”. Then there was the ending that sets up the “New Avengers” with Cap and Black Widow in their new facility along with Vision, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and War Machine. THAT was the perfect ending for a film that had so much craziness going on and gives Cap his own team to lead going into Captain America: Civil War. Although this wasn’t the best Avengers film I do think that it served its purpose of being super fun and giving you little hints of what’s to come so either way people HAVE to see it if you haven’t already but let’s face it…..who hasn’t seen it already? 9/10

Avengers: Age Of Ultron is NOW PLAYING in theaters everywhere!



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