Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Movie review of Avengers:Age of Ultron

Avengers:Age of Ultron - 7.5/10
Directed by Joss Whedon
Written by Joss Whedon, Stan Lee (comic)
Cast - Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, 
Scarlet Johansson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, James Spader

Plot Summary
When Tony Stark tries to jump start a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for a global adventure.

Review
The first Avengers was a fantastic film. It had pretty good graphics, story line was good, script was funny and alot of fan boy moments for comic book enthusiasts as well. I was eagerly waiting for the second one. Maybe I was a little too eager and got my hopes up too high for this. Don't get me wrong, its not a terrible movie or anything. Its just normal and I could go as far as to say that its forgettable. I definitely won't be watching Avengers 2 a second or third time in the cinemas. The most I would go is if it happens to be on cable and I really have nothing else to watch, then I would watch it.

Graphics are still good. All the action sequences were fun to watch like the Hulk buster vs Hulk (however I did not like how it ended but that's because I am very biased towards Hulk). Cast is pretty much the same except for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Those two, I found them totally unnecessary. You can't call them mutants cause of contractual obligations instead you call them, The Enhanced which is stupid. So may as well don't include them at all because there really were not that integral to the story. And the accents.... terrible.
James Spader as Ultron was perfect. His voice had that tone which was evil and filled with confidence. Every scene with Ultron was great.
I did not like the plot. There were just too many things involved and ongoing. I wished the plot was simpler. But the saving grace is the script, because every time a particular scene seems alittle boring or exaggerated, the script helps to keep it together and made me forget that part was boring or exaggerated. Also the script helped certain characters that were deemed too boring in the first Avengers, notably Hawkeye.
Editing was not bad. This is possibly the last movie which will be directed by Joss Whedon. It wasn't good but it wasn't shit either.

Still a fun movie to watch on a weekend. All Marvel fans will have to go and check it out for yourselves. There is no post credit scene but there is a short one midway.

Quotes
Maria Hill: [from trailer] All set up boss.
Tony Stark: Actually he's the boss.
[points to Captain America]
Tony Stark: I just pay for everything and design everything, make everyone look cooler.

Ultron: [sitting in a church] They put the building in the middle of the city, so that everyone could be equally close to God. I like that, the symmetry, the geometry of belief.

Bruce Banner: Tony, this might not be the time.
Tony Stark: Really? That's it? You just rollover, show your belly, every time somebody snarls?
Bruce Banner: Only when I've created a murder bot.

Tony Stark: In the back? Dick move, Banner.

Recommended movies done by the director
The Avengers
Serenity