Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Avengers 2 - Age of Ultron Review *Spoilers*
Well this Bank holiday managed to get to see the most talked about film this year seeing as most of it has been on the Internet in trailers which I gave to admit dampened my experience of the film.
Although I did enjoy it a lot and thought it was better than the first 2012 film. The ensemble cast grew bigger and as always the main guys impressed - Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk with support from Scarlet Johansen as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.
They all did a great job with help from Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as her (twin) Quicksilver and not forgetting a chilling voice over from James Spader as the evil AI robot Ultron.
Also Paul Bettany arrived in person on screen as Vision after many a Marvel film being the voice of Iron Man's computer Jarvis.
Other than great acting and sparkly dialogue between the team thanks to writer/ director Joss Wheddon there was plenty of action and set pieces between the story which had the Avengers retrieving Lokis staff from Hydra and Tony Stark discovering an AI embedded in it which he hoped to bring world Peace with the Ultron programme.
Unfortunately Ultron believes the Avengers and humanity need to be wiped out in order to bring about a new world with him as God.
And this is where the set pieces come in as Ultron tricks Scarlet Witch to break the team apart with her powers with the help of Quicksilver.
The best part of the movie has her making Hulk go berserk in a city and start rampaging with only Iron Man and his Hulk Buster to stop him.
Had a few nit picks like the romance between Bruce Banner (Hulk) and Black Widow which in it self was fine but felt forced in.
Plus I'm a huge action fan yet the action was ongoing and relentless which is great but by the end even I had action fatigue.
The end where Ultron raises a city to destroy the planet was very good but some parts as they thought the Ultron clones felt like I'd watched it before in first film with the alien attack on New York.
Overall a great film which could have been slightly smaller running time but guess they had alot of new characters to add in plus from the first film it's a bigger story with a few more layers including Hawkeyes secret family.
It also had some excellent special effects including Quicksilver running, the Hulk fights and my new favourite character (till Spidey arrives anyway) Vision.
My theory is that Scarlet Witch didn't brainwash Hulk it's that Black Widow looked in his pants and said it was no bigger and he went into a rage - lol.
Anyway I digress my score is 9/10 - better than the first film (just) and can't wait for Captain America - Civil War.