Avengers: The Age of Ultron (2015) Mini Review
The first half of this film is great but the second half really lets it down. What I am struggling with is whether it is that Age of Ultron is a good but flawed film or that in comparison to Marvels other recent films (Cap 2, Guardians) it just doesn’t match their quality. Ultron was a good villain, if an underused one. The avengers where handled well for the most part, hawk eye was especially well done. I’ll go into more detail below but give it a try, got trailers and images below. Check it all out and give me a like and a comment at the end.
“I was designed to save the world. People would look to the sky and see… hope. I think I’ll take that first.”
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart 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.
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Story: 70% Acting: 65% Characters: 70% Dialogue: 75%
Action: 90% Style/Sound: 80% Visuals: 100%
The story was good until they made a very stupid mistake. Normally when they set up their future films they only use the last 5-10 minutes so the film itself can stand on its own. This does not do that and after about midway through or maybe the last third of the film they are going full on advertising for the MCU (silly marvel). The characters are hard to describe. Whenever they get together they take on Starks personality, it happened before and I am terribly disappointed it happened again. An unexpected exception to this would be Hawk Eye, they did so much better with his character.
The film was for the most part quite funny; I laughed a good few times. But it gets to a certain point where they are masking a bad script with endless jokes of which only half work. The visuals as you expect are flawless, if $250M doesn’t buy you that what does it buy you? The action was massive even if in the grand scheme of the story it is meaningless. You have the one big bad, billions of weak underlings for hulk fodder and a big city for a showdown. Well it was more of a flying town but you get my point.
My Favourite scene would have to be Ultron’s dialogue. I didn’t mention it much in the review but James Spader was excellent. Just a little more focus on the film’s title character and this could have been great.
Oh Quicksilver and Scarlet witch where terrible. The accents the acting the looks, I also don’t think quicksilver is dead, but I also don’t care if he is.