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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1 May 2015 (USA)
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When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.

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Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction. Written by applenatalia9

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A new age begins


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments. | See all certifications »

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$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$191,271,109, 1 May 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$459,005,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,405,413,868
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Trivia

When Stark is picking a new A.I., one of the chips says Tadashi, in reference to the chip that's in Baymax, from Big Hero 6 (2014), another Marvel property. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 26 mins) When Scarlet Witch is telling Captain America that "Ultron can't tell the difference between saving the world and destroying it" her head tilts unnaturally from left to right between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Strucker: [on PA system] Report to your stations immediately. This is not a drill. We are under attack!
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Crazy Credits

When the Marvel logo appears, the Avengers theme is heard. See more »


Soundtracks

Berliner Messe: 1. Kyrie
Written by Arvo Pärt
Performed by the Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor (as Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir) and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste
Used by arrangement with ECM Records
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Somewhat disappointed
13 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Marvel and have seen the other Avengers titles, and so I went into this one with certain expectations. They weren't met.

As opposed to earlier installments, barely a few minutes seem to pass in AoU without one of the characters making what is supposed to be an amusing, throwaway remark/one-liner. There's nothing wrong with injecting a little levity into the proceedings, but in this case, I found it excessive, and detrimental both to the flow of action and to the characters and how you engage. Wisecracking is usually one character's responsibility, specifically to provide comic relief. When all the characters are doing it, it gets tired very quickly.

I found the plot to be a bit messy, perhaps because I'm a comics purist, and the introduction and treatment of several new characters here is only tangentially related, if even that, to their actual origin stories as per the comics. With apologies to James Spader, I found the portrayal of Ultron in particular to be bordering on the ridiculous, and inappropriately "human", as in my imaginings, Ultron was always more of a Terminator-style killing machine with tyrannical tendencies, whereas we're presented here with more of a lovable but psychotic rogue with as much dangerous charm as he has nuts and bolts. The whole effort seems to be held together by an abundance of action, new characters, and cameos from previous characters (Samuel L. Jackson, or Idris Elba) to distract from the general lack of substance.

All in all, it was 2+ hours that I don't totally regret spending, but would not see it again, or recommend it - unless it's just for the voyeuristic pleasure of seeing your favourite eye-candy protagonists in biker leathers and latex.


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