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Avengers: Age of Ultron – Vintage Whedon but Without the Dry Wit

3 years ago by Chris

And just like that, the gang is back. It has been 3 years since the world was introduced to Marvel’s Avengers as a pack and not as individuals. And boy did that turn out to be one entertaining movie! Not to mention, it is the highest-grossing movie, if you discount James Cameron that is! Still, much is expected from the much-awaited sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will hit cinemas on the 1st of May.

Titled Avengers: Age of Ultron, the film brings back much of what the audiences saw in the first movie. There are hugely mounted battle sequences, some spectacular CGI work and the quips from Tony Stark, or Iron Man (or Robert Downey Jr.), whichever you prefer. However, this time around, the formula is quite cyclical. We are introduced to a loud, full-on action set piece. It starts off slowly, builds up as more of the villain’s cronies are introduced and the Avengers line up to face them.

Then, somewhere in the midst o this, Iron Man says something funny to release the tension somewhat. From there, it is just rinse and repeat. But none of this matters, does it? What people want when they come in to watch this movie is a thrill a minute, entertaining ride, which they will get and it offers value for money. But that’s about it. There is nothing else to the movie.

For starters, the two best characters in the movie are the twins (do we need to name the characters), and even their characters are underdeveloped, especially Elizabeth Olsen’s. Aaron Taylor-Johnson may have landed his best role after Kick-Ass (the sequel did him in badly) and he is more charismatic here than Mr. Tony Stark.

The gang is in top gear and they play to their strengths. There is no room for histrionics so they do the best they can with the material they are given. Same is the case with Ultron’s character. Oh, and Nick Fury does show up.

We doubt this review will keep you from watching the second-most anticipated movie of the year, so go and have a blast!

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