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.
As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.
Samuel L. Jackson,
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.
Samuel L. Jackson
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
As Sokovia is rising to over 18,000 feet, the temperature would have been dropping about 5.4 degrees (F) per thousand feet. The temperature would have dropped below zero, yet no one's breath is seen and no one is acting cold. See more »
[on PA system]
Report to your stations immediately. This is not a drill. We are under attack!
See more »
When the Marvel logo appears, the Avengers theme is heard. See more »
Spoiler free review. Let me first start of by saying that I am not a
Marvel ''fanboy'' or a DC nerd. The comic book genre of films have made
it to my personal top 3 favourite genres in the last decade and the MCU
has been a strong contributor to that rise. I hold the first Ironman,
first Avengers and Captain America 1+2 in high regard. I did not like
the direction they took with Iron Man 3 (more on this below) or
Guardians of the Galaxy but Winter Soldier was a gem in terms of
balancing solid action, drama and levity.
That being said, my initial thoughts on Age of Ultron (AoU) are quite
negative. To me, its essentially a carbon copy of IM3. There are
problems which strike you repeatedly as you progress throughout the
film. The 2 biggest complaints I have with AoU is 1) the tone (comedy)
2) the script/writing.
So starting with the tone. I like to laugh as I'm sure most people do,
but there is a time and place to exhibit your comedy writing skills in
an action film. In AoU, its a constant, recurring and predictable
theme. It's not limited to one character either, everyone is popping
one liner jokes as if its the Expendables and yes, most are not funny.
The timing of these moments of levity are horrible too, desensitising
the viewer to any impending fear of death in battle. If the characters
seem so relaxed in not worrying about possibly dying, then what
suspense is needed to be held by the audience? This plagued IM3 in a
bad way and its arguably worse here. The comic book films which
achieved great success in this regard were XMen DOFP, The Avengers 1,
Cap 2 even Dark Knight Rises! Can you imagine at the climax of Xmen
DOFP if old Magneto and Storm and Bishop start pulling one liner jokes
as the army of sentinels came charging at them? It would kill any
tension! 2) The script. I won't say too much since this is a spoiler
free review, but it really feels rushed and unorganised. I watched Fast
7 around 2 weeks before AoU and I got similar vibes. Again, its not the
fact that the film is 2.5 hours long or has too many characters, that
isn't am excuse since The Dark Knight and Xmen DOFP shows how to
navigate these theatrical obstacles. There are a few completely
unnecessary subplots in AoU and useless characters which do not impact
the story overall. The villain himself, Ultron is another massive
let-down in Marvels already growing catalogue of mishandled villains.
So as a summary, if you want mindless action and cool CGI, which this
film does offer in the form of some spectacular visual fight scenes
then you will like AoU. If you are after a darker, grounded and more
moving story like the trailers promised, you will be severely
disappointed. Final score 6/10 and I am being kind since Cap is my fav
Avenger and they finally gave him some good screen time.
800 of 1,218 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?