Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron - Movie Review!

Who's In It?


What's It About? 

While trying to create a peace keeping AI, Tony Stark creates Ultron - An AI that wants to "evolve" the human race by making them machine, a bit like The Cybermen of Doctor Who.

Any Good? 

I was never a big fan of the original Avengers film, I didn't like the Thor and Captain America ones so I just didn't pay much attention while watching it and a lot of the smart connections went over my head - but I certainly need to rewatch it after this.

One of the first things I said to Maaa after the film was that I was glad to see Hawkeye actually get a story of his own - and it not only made him more of the character he should have been, but he was even more badass.

 Don't question, just... oggle

Not only was Hawkeye's chatacter better, but everyone was. The only real complaint I have was that nearly every second word out of their mouth was a one-liner and it totally threw me off with how out of character they would be in the situation, but Maaa absolutely loved that. 

The film itself was pretty huge in scale, it took place in multiple cities around the Marvel world and had massive destruction, from Cap throwing a motorbike at a truck causing it to explode; to the Hulk being slammed through multiple buildings and collapsing a massive office block all in one fight. It also had fantastic dream sequences, from a huge Asgardian party to the one thing I wanted to see since the first Avengers film - what Tony saw inside the galaxy wormhole... 

While it's no Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers 2 was 90% huge action and 10% forgivable shoehorned in love scenes between Black Widow and the Hulk, and it was an absolute blast. The after credits scene was nothing special, it set up the third film nicely and now I can't wait for it.


** Momma's Take**

Being, quite possibly, more of a teenage boy than Aaron himself, I've seen every Marvel Flick that's been committed to film. I'm an avid Iron Man fan or
is that RDJ fan? The line is so blurred nowadays. As it is with Hemsworth & his Asgardian alter ego, Thor, not that I'm complaining. 

I'd put Age of Ultron firmly between Iron Man 3 and Guardians
of the Galaxy in terms of Kick Assedness. The funniest of the franchise so far and easily the largest scale Marvel we've seen. Each Avenger is larger than life with razor sharp wit to match, making this the closest we've seen to actual caricatures of themselves. A veritable real life comic book. This is Josh Whedon at his resplendent, unapologetic best. 

Hawkeye is fleshed out this time 'round, thankfully and the Black Widow is brought to the fore - both brilliant moves. We're introduced to new Avengers, each of which bring the same 'Oooh what's your party piece' excitement. The addition of James Spader as Ultron is a masterstroke, with his bot even taking on mannerisms of the man himself. Anyone that's a fan of his earlier work will know why this is a verry good thing (yeah I'm pretty glad Aar hasn't seen either Secretary or Crash). 

The one liners are relentless, the action even more so - I'd recommend you see this one in IMAX 3D (something I don't often do) but this is Marvel after all. It's big, it's bold, it's Bloody Brilliant!


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