Synopsis:When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it’s up to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. – IMDB
Tagline: A new age begins.
Release Date: 2015-5-1 | MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Coolthulhus Earned: 3
Trailer: Age of Ultron
Age of Ultron Review
I think they tried too damn hard. They realized early on that people loved the snarky quipping so naturally they tried, just like they do with effects, to go that much bigger and better. And they failed. Massively. At least in the funnies department.
Now as for the action… I loved it. Remember, when I go to watch a movie, I want to be engulfed. I’m not looking for subtext or social messages. I want people to get the crap knocked out of them repeatedly and with gusto. Age of Ultron definitely delivered in this aspect. I was on the edge of my seat, fingers twisting, and a smile stretched from ear to ear for a lot of the movie.
Now, you know how I just said I don’t want to analyze or look for societal messages? Well, when a movie hits you over the head with it, its not exactly analyzing, is it? Enter yet another movie warning us of the dangers of AI. As technology advances, humanity’s fear of losing control to/ being subjugated by that which we created seems to grow. Even to the point where the world’s leading scientists have weighed in on it. Pretty much everyone knows AI is a BAD IDEA and yet we can’t seem to walk away from it. What does that say?
Well, regardless of heavy handed messages used to give us lots of kick ass action… There were a few things in this movie that had me going wtf? Why is this in here? Why am I supposed to care??
1. Hulk + Black Widow … Totally unnecessary. Totally. I watch for action, not unnecessary bits of hormones and teeth gnashing regret.
2. Hawkeye’s Family … Was this just a way to stretch out the movie another 20 minutes? Because it wasn’t necessary. I don’t need to find a level to relate on to Hawkeye. I don’t care if he’s having mad sex with zombie strippers when he’s not kicking ass. I just want to see him kicking ass.
3. Fury … Why? Just why? He had to come in to do… The exact same thing he did last movie. Maybe the Avengers could, you know, realize things themselves and not have to be lead to the conclusion? Just saying.
I realize my opinions on the 3 listed things may not be popular, but that’s the beauty of opinions. Just like rear-ends. Everyone’s got one.
All in all, it was a fun romp, but they need to go back to their roots a bit.