There were a few films from 2015 for which I’ve written reviews that I didn’t agree with. So I’m going to re-review some (not all) of the films I’ve seen from this year. Starting with Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Avengers: Age of Ultron was the beginning of a new chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe except it didn’t feel as complete as it’s predecessor from 2012 (The Avengers).
The Avengers had a series of individual superhero films (Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor) building up to The Avengers, an action epic that delivered on it’s promise of being one of the greatest superhero films ever made as well as being a great stand-alone action film. Iron Man 3 then started the next line of individual films (Thor 2: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier) that would lead up to the next great landmark; Avengers: Age of Ultron. Unfortunately, Avengers: Age of Ultron didn’t focus on satisfying the expectation delivered by it’s build-ups (as The Avengers did) as much as set up for even more Marvel films. It’s basically the same as driving across a desert in search of a buffet you were informed about, only to discover a piece of paper with an ad for another buffet.
However, this minor letdown in writing and story overall doesn’t hold Avengers: Age of Ultron back from being an entertaining action film. It still contains the ignorant billionaire based comedy of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the lack of knowledge from Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the World War II American idea of a patriot in Captain America (Chris Evans) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).
Avengers: Age of Ultron also added a great villain (Ultron) voiced by a great actor (James Spader) to create a character not as menacing and intriguing as Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, but still a good villain.
Avengers: Age of Ultron also gave up some screen time to Hawk-Eye (Jeremy Renner), a love story between Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and the Hulk and added two new characters to the team, Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). This time could’ve been used for action and/or comedy but the script-writer decided twenty running stories wasn’t enough.
So Avengers: Age of Ultron may be inferior to The Avengers in many ways and it may not have been the action-thrill ride I was expecting but it is still a passable superhero film with some good action scenes.
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