The Russo brothers might be my favourite superhero directors. This film is easily one of marvels best and it did this by building on what the franchise has forged so far. It pitted Iron Man’s fear, anger and guilt against Captain America’s fight the good fight spirit and the ensuing drama was spectacular to watch. They really packed all the emotions into this one but it never felt stuffed or long winded and that is damn impressive given how much actually happens in this film.
“I’m saying there may be a causality. Our very strength invites challenge, challenge incites conflict, and conflict… breeds catastrophe.”
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.”
Iron man 3 is one of my most anticipated films of 2013, completely forgot to review the trailer because I am an idiot but better late than never. The trailer starts off with a clear view that Stark has been defeated both physically and mentally as he collapses on to the snow and reveals his beaten face, but after this the monologue describes needing forgiveness and how the events in new York had changed things. What I assume this means is that he now knows he is no longer in control as he discovered in new York, meeting an Asgardian demi God and fighting an alien army has shaken what he thought he knew about the world. Whether or not this new Iron Man is going in a darker direction or not it certainly is becoming more realistic with its good vs. evil and giving Tony Stark the same loss as in the cave of the first film. Until this trailer I was dreading just another Iron Man 2 which was disappointing but now after the first trailer I am at ease, the evidence of marvel’s phase two film directions is clear under the observation from Joss Whedon and having a new director Shane Black whom I am a fan. I just can’t wait and will be first in line to see it.
The film is exactly what you expect, if you like this type of film then sure it’s a good, fun and smartly created mystery action film. But if you don’t like this type of film (Sherlock Holmes (2009) for example) then you should give it a miss. I am the first person because I actually like this type, it’s just fun to watch and as long as I enjoy the experience there’s nothing else it really needs to do.