Age of Ultron Review – The Good, The Bad and The Ultron

First Impressions

Arguably the most anticipated movie of 2015 has finally hit, and it delivers exactly what you expected it to! and that’s kind of it. It is a Great movie, there’s no doubt there, and fans of the marvel films will eat it up. But somehow feels like a little bit of a step down after the incredible standard of Marvels 2014 offerings of Captain America Winter Soldier & Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Good
The chemistry between this cast is the main reason these films work, and that’s a huge credit to the actors themselves’ who all deliver solid performances, and Director Joss Whedon. The back and forth and dialogue is brilliant and the scenes with the group together are the best parts of the movie for me.

As you’d expect, the action is as perfect as ever, and this movie is full of action. The opening scene gives us a taste of whats to come with a brilliant opening with all the avengers involved. Every character has their moments, and even the new characters (twins Quicksilver & Scarlett Witch, and mainly The Vision) get their wow moments. Hawkeye is also redeemed from his Zombie role in the first Avengers and is one of the best parts of this film.

Age of Ultron’s secret weapon is Paul Bettany’s Vision. Now i am not going to spoil anything, but he is awesome in this film and as a comic book fan seeing such a fantastical character on the big screen and being handled so well was wonderful to see.

The Bad

The biggest problem i have with this film is a love story between Bruce Banner & Black Widow, which feels very forced and there isn’t really any chemistry that way. It took me out of the movie and did not work.

Aside from that, Tony Stark’s sudden return to being iron man after the events of Iron Man 3, Thor’s random excursion, and Nick Fury’s role in the movie were slight sticking points but any further exploitation on that would be entering spoiler territory.

The Ultron

James Spader’s Ultron is the only movie villain (Wilson Fisk in the Daredevil TV is up there too) that is on the same level as Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. He can be menacing but the real surprise is the he is really funny. He has some of the best lines in the movie and him going toe to toe in a cussing match with Tony Stark would be just as entertaining as the fight scenes between the two are. I really enjoyed him on-screen and I’m hopeful they can continue with the strong villains. The main (arguably only real) flaw in the first 2 phases of the MCU is the lack of strong villains other than Loki.

Verdict

This movie is brilliant. Its more of the avengers, and that’s never a bad thing. This movie suffers from ridiculously high expectations, as well as it being impossible to capture the magic of the first avengers movie. That film had all the drama of seeing this team of individuals being smashed together to fight an evil they couldn’t fight on their own. This movie starts with that team already together and it delivers more of the same. And i think complaining about that is just a sign of how spoilt we have been with these movies!

8/10

ChAzJS

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