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Avengers: Age of Ultron Reviews

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May 27, 2017
Great sequel! Not as good as when they first assembled but a very close second.
½ May 24, 2017
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is the second feature film in the MCU's 'Avengers' franchise and was directed by Joss Whedon. It stars Tony Stark Jr, Chris Evans and James Spader and is the story of Ultron(James Spader), a psychotic robot created by Robert Downey Jr and Bruce Banner to stop all wars before they even begin.

It was impossible for this movie to live up to the absurdly high hype that came of off 'Avengers Assemble' and the other MCU movies. It really was but I still feel that people were too harsh on Joss Whedon. Seriously, the guy needs a hug. He was bullied by movie goers because this movie didn't reach the heights of one of the best movies of 2012. I feel bad for the guy. He made a fun, action packed movie with a stellar cast and fun villain but was manhandled by smaller people? Oh children that's right I forgot the word there for a second. In all seriousness, this movie is very entertaining and fun is you can ignore the absurd plot and tropes carried over from movie to movie.

Speaking of absurd plot, the plot is absurd. The term 'Age' implies 2000+ years of something, not a week. The concept of Ultron was really cool and they could have made a very creative(and possibly, if they did it right, satirical) doomsday device that involved our mass reliance on technology and the internet. They do try to cram a LOT into one movie and fail miserably at it. It think this was a Feige issue and not a Whedon issue because he has said how many restrictions and guidelines he had to follow and that undoubtedly interfered with his vision for this movie. Something happens in this movie that should have meant a lot but it doesn't have as much of an impact as it should and therefore feels very wasted and like botched potential.

Right, let's get the obvious out of the way. Tony Stark is excellent as Roberty Downey Jr. Downey Jr is just such a charismatic guy and he makes Stark a very memorable character. This is only heightened by Chris Evan's much better performance of Captain America. There is more back and fourth between Evans and Stark than there was in the Korean War. Scarlett Johanson was good as Black Widow, as was Mark Ruffallo as Bruce Banner but the 'relationship' between the two felt so forced and contrived and had little to no buildup to make it successfully work. Chris Hemsworth was good as Blondie but I feel like his presence was neither necessary nor warranted. Jeremy Renner as good as Hawkeye and the wonderful producers at Marvel Studios decided we needed a reason to like him so that when he kicks the bucket in Infinity War we'll actually give one(I refuse to count that as profanity). Elizabeth 'Hand Wavy' Olsen was weak as Scarlett Witch as her 'superior acting method' consisted of doing stuff with her hands in the air and, occasionally forging an accent. Aaron Taylor-Johnson did better as her 'brother' Quicksilver but his purpose was to be there and not for anything else. Paul Bettany was great as his character in the movie and was a very welcome and entertaining surprise. Plus, dat hamma scene tho. Now for arguably the most controversial part of this movie, Ultron. I understand that Ultron wasn't as menacing as people wanted him to be but I appreciated Spader's approach to the character. Having him share similar qualities to that of his maker(Robert Downeyy Jr) was an excellent choice and gave further levels to the character. He was definitely one of the better MCU villains but that is like saying something is one of the better ways to get stabbed.

Once more, I adore Whedon's beautiful cinematography and his long, unedited tracking shots and stunning to behold. On the flip side of that argument, while some scenes(such as the opening sequence) were amazingly shot and edited, scenes such as the church scene were horrifically edited and were done extremely poorly. The effects were amazing and looked awesome(I wouldn't say they looked as impressive or cool as 'Avengers Assemble' but that is just my opinion). I do think the set design was pretty generic and they could have done quite a bit more with it to make it appear more lively.

This movie needed to provide some fun action, fun humour and set up ((37*(x**40)) + (?*407³)(Have fun maths nerds!) movies in the process. The action is very fun and arrives when it's needed. Amidst the incredible action, there is also deep, heartfelt character moments and some of them worked. The one liners were most funny but some of them were were very profanity filled and that is offensive to Cap/Disney. As for setting up movies, it does to that but it could have been done so much cleaner and work so much better. Another thing this movie had to do was involve stakes but it doesn't feel like it does that. This is a glaring issue with MCU movies and hopefully they'll fix this in 'Infinity War'.

The music was very good.

In conclusion, this movie is not as good as 'Avengers Assemble' or 'The Winter Soldier' or even 'Iron Man' but it is a very enjoyable movie and better than a lot of MCU movies. The cast is still stellar and Whedon proved he direct action competently with his other movies. If you want a fun way to spend your two hours, I will recommend you see this movie because it is very fun and enjoyable to watch.

7/10
½ May 21, 2017
It was decent but felt overly like an Iron Man film and that is getting tired. It also was too flashy with hero poses and fight poses.
½ May 20, 2017
Unimaginative generic villain. One of the few super hero genre movies I've ever sat through looking at my watch wondering how much longer this was going to go on.
May 19, 2017
An exiting story, awesome new characters, and a badass villain make this a worthwhile follow-up to the tour de force that is "Avengers"
May 19, 2017
Not as good as the first, but still a fun ride
May 18, 2017
It was good not Great but good...
May 16, 2017
Stuffed to the brim with content that is mostly good, but Ultron ultimately is a bit uneven because the lack of a human presence in the villain I believe detracted from the overall impact. That said, Age of Ultron is a great sequel and it's fantastic to see all of them on the screen again.
May 16, 2017
buena película bien hecho marvel
½ May 15, 2017
Fantastic. Delivers in spades... But the quieter moments are sometimes more compelling than the action scenes.
½ May 13, 2017
Avengers....what have u done.....
This film is unlike the first. This has a Clumsy villain...But the 2 parts had a common aspect.....both were extremely boring at many many points..
½ May 11, 2017
I enjoyed age of ultron a little less than the first avengers movie. It may have been a little slower plot wise, but it had much more humor to the sequel. The new characters mesh in nicely. I wish ultron had been more of a challenge, but I can accept how AOU played out.
May 11, 2017
5/6/2017 (2): An excellent movie. Great action and hilarious! Tons of one liners and quips throughout. I was not a huge fan of the look of the Vision character though.
½ May 10, 2017
Avengers: Age of Ultron is overwhelming at times, but it is still exciting and does a fine job of advancing the arcs of each main character.
May 6, 2017
Overall, a disappointment. Felt like a rehash of its predecessor.
May 5, 2017
Not living up to expectations, but Age of Ultron is still worthy of being a good film
½ May 5, 2017
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a roller coaster that starts spinning from the moment the lights dim and never lets up till the lights come back on. Unlike the first avengers, that had what you would call a beginning, this one starts off in the middle of a beautifully choreographed action sequence, expecting you to have come with your homework done. One kickass moment shows up after the other and somehow managers to trump the one gone by. It keep you giddy with excitement and smiling from ear to ear, not just with its action, but also with its cheeky humor and witty one liners. With the fear of accidentally giving something away, I will not talk about the story. But the question remains, is it better than the first Avengers? I think so. It's definitely more complex and layered than the first one. Kudos to Marvel for the consistency with which they have release films in both phase one and now in phase two. With each film they are spoiling us. We are the luckiest generation of superhero movie fans. I'm excited for phase three now.
May 4, 2017
Not as good or funny than the first but still a really fun movie. The scope and action scenes I felt like were better in this than the first. The Hulkbuster although fun to watch there were so much more great scenes that were great that we didn't see in the trailer. But holy shit this movie was fucking awesome. I don't see how this film is at. 74% right now. I think it should be at 95% because it's darker more action packed than the first oh and also MORE HULK!! My favorite character. The dialogue between our heroes is funny and witty but it was done funnier in the first film. He hulk outs 3 times.


Saw it 3 times already. Best film of the year so far.
May 1, 2017
Now this one was better then the first one and I think that because it gets right down to fighting! And action and the Avengers must fight Ultron he was cool I thought and we have some new characters in this movie who will win well that can be answered when you see this movie!
May 1, 2017
esse filme é incrível, uma pena as pessoas não analisarem direito o vilão. atuação perfeita de James Spader. o filme perde um pouco o ritmo mas mesmo assim não deixa de ser um dos melhores filmes da Marvel
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