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Movie Review Avengers: Age of Ultron

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015 STUDIO: Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios DIRECTOR: Joss Whedon RATING: PG-13 STARRING: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Linda Cardellini, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis, Thomas Kretschmann, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Scarlett Johansson, Julie Delpy, Idris Elba, Cobie Smulders, Hayley Atwell, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Claudia Kim GENRE: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure Age of Ultron finds the Avengers working as a well-oiled team, in the wake of the dismantled S.H.E.I.L.D, hunting down cells of Hydra. The paranoid Tony Stark, fearful of another mass alien invasion creates…

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Overall Avengers: Age of Ultron was an enjoyable experience

Summary : Age of Ultron finds the Avengers working as a well-oiled team, in the wake of the dismantled S.H.E.I.L.D, hunting down cells of Hydra. The paranoid Tony Stark, fearful of another mass alien invasion creates and peacekeeping program. Things go bad to worst and it’s up to the Avengers to stop Ultron from succeeded in masterful plan.

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RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015
STUDIO: Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios
DIRECTOR: Joss Whedon
RATING: PG-13
STARRING: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Linda Cardellini, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis, Thomas Kretschmann, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Scarlett Johansson, Julie Delpy, Idris Elba, Cobie Smulders, Hayley Atwell, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Claudia Kim
GENRE: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Age of Ultron finds the Avengers working as a well-oiled team, in the wake of the dismantled S.H.E.I.L.D, hunting down cells of Hydra. The paranoid Tony Stark, fearful of another mass alien invasion creates and peacekeeping program. Things go bad to worst and it’s up to the Avengers to stop Ultron from succeeded in masterful plan.

The story, like most of the Marvel movies and TV shows use the comics more as a source of inspiration then bring the exact comic to life. Whedon does a nice job in bring the characters from the page to the screen but it doesn’t feel like the way he would have wanted to tell the story. The movie overall seemed to be more of a launching point for the next set of Marvel super hero films, then an actual story that adds to the Marvel universe. Compare it to Whedon’s first Avengers movie where it seemed this was a natural progression of these characters in this world. There were times in the film that the voice of the movie and tone conflicted with one another, causing for certain scenes to feel dull or confusing. It is no secret that the studio has their own agenda when it comes what goes into the films (i.e. set up for the next set of Marvel Films). But I feel in forcing the writers/directors to add these certain criteria into their films, weaken the story and narrows down the creative possibilities of the film.

Age of Ultron starts out great and almost immediately pulls you as you watch the team dynamic start to unfold on screen. The first act is quick to establish the characters, establish plot, and catch the audience up on the story thus far. But somewhere around the second act all the momentum that was built up in the first comes to a halt. The whole middle of the film feels dragged out and clunky, disguised by a few flashy action scenes. They take time to flesh out characters that we haven’t much gotten a chance to see, the whole things seems forced and natural. The film doesn’t really pick back up till the start the third act, which again seems to run a bit long but I mean super heroes fighting robots you don’t really care how long it goes.

Overall Avengers: Age of Ultron was an enjoyable experience. Although I do feel the film is one of the weaker of the Marvel movies to come out in the last few years and served nothing more then a launch pad for the Marvel Studios new franchises. But even with all that said still go see the film, to experience the amazing action sequences, awesome voice acting of James Spade, and just to see these awesome childhood characters come to life on screen and kick ass.

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