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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

US 141m, Colour
Director: Joss Whedon; Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson

Avengers-Age-of-UltronAvengers: Age of Ultron is proof that you can have too much of a good thing. The latest installment in the Marvel superhero franchise, the Age of Ultron is a dazzling visual spectacle which reunites the Avengers to yet again save the planet. As a follow-up to The Avengers (2012), Ultron puts the cast through their usual routine in defeating another formidable foe which plots to exterminate the human race. With little room to grow the existing characters, Whedon and company simply add Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, twins with superpowers, to a cast that is already stretched far too thin (Klaus Ming December 2015).

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2 comments on “Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

  1. Anthony Lee Collins
    12/21/2015

    Too many characters, yes, but too much in other areas also.

    Too much plot (did we really need the vibranium and Ulysses Klaue?) Too many fictional locations (I kept losing track of where we were, not that I cared all that much). Too many views into the heroes’ secret fears (only Tony Stark’s secret fears had anything to do with the plot — the rest should have been cut). The “Veronica” fight was tedious, but at least it drove part of the plot, unlike the. Widow/Hulk “romance.”

    Lots to enjoy, yes, most of it when the characters were sitting around talking, and one great scene (Hawkeye and Wanda in the hallway), but that’s nowhere near enough for 141 minutes.

    (On my list of blog posts to write is one titled “Why Fast &Furious 6 is a better movie than Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Which it is.)

    • Klaus
      12/21/2015

      Your absolutely right. There was way too much going on – and like you didn’t care that much. Disappointing for sure.

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