Ok so my home boy got my back again with this one… couldn’t make it for the premiere of Avengers so Lewis hooked me up with this review. Watch out for the new website soon. The ideas coming up are all very crazy… trust me.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Well, spending the entire week re-living the origins of The Avengers helped make real meaning to this movie. Anyone sitting in the cinema hall just to watch the The Avengers: Age of Ultron without watching Captain America (The First Avenger and Winter Soldier) respectively, both installments of Thor as well as the first installment of The Avengers would be wasting his/her time and money. Certainly, because the underlying theme of Age of Ultron largely relates to the back stories of the various Avengers.
The story sets of in a good tone in mid battle, where the previous cast reprise their roles as Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarelett Johansson), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) take down the bad guys of HYDRA led by Baron Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann) just to retrieve Loki’s (Tom Hiddleston) scepter (History) New characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen) join in on the battle but not on The Avengers team.
Ultron (James Spader) basically the super villain computer programme created by Tony Stark and Dr. Bruce Banner by reverse engineering the gem in Loki’s scepter plans to wipe out the entire human race with his legion of robot. This entire movie tries to blend Sci- fi with myth in a perfect mix that makes it quite difficult to even separate the two. For anyone who might have also paid close attention to the previous movies that lead or build up to this title, I am sure you would also noticed the upgrade in the costumes of the Avengers. There is no way any one can miss that. I was really impressed with the new costumes.
Director/writer Joss Whedon did great to get Stan Lee a small cameo role in the movie that I find so cool. One funny thing others may complain about The Avengers series is the fact that all terrorist and villains are of astral forms and machines. Yes it can be so because the story is FICTIONAL. What more do you expect from this perfect blend of fiction. Also very obvious in this title is the humor. I enjoyed it. Robert Downey Jr/Tony Stark, the most funniest and his sarcasm plus equally great bits of humor from the other cast just does the job of turning down a notch the whole vibe of seriousness that followed this movie. You also get to see a good spirit of family and team building in this.
The setting as good though, travelling around the world, unlike the battle of New York. And for the first time ….The Avengers were in Africa. CGI effects were well done and show how technology is advancing. Good one there.
Oh yes, I am sure there are going to be sequels to come as hints were dropped in there somewhere as the movie played especially at the ending scene.. With all new the new recruits assembling at the new S.H.I.E.L.D headquarters.
With a runtime of 141 minutes I am confident enough to say “Time well spent”.
Box office prediction: An Absolute Hit
My Rating: 8.5/10. Because for a second, I lost touch with reality. Could have made a 9/10 but then I woke up from Fiction Land before.
Ultron: [to the Avengers] I know you’re good people. I know you mean well. But you just didn’t think it through. There is only one path to peace… your extinction.