April 30, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Movie Review
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Country: USA

Movie Review: “Age of Ultron”, the awaited return of the Avengers, brings new heroes to the screen, but is less satisfying and more exhibitionist than the earliest adventure dated from 2012. The six splendid guardians of the Earth – Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Capt. America, Black Widow, and Hawkeye – are now battling Ultron, a unique supervillain robot who wants to get the perfect body for his malefic intelligence. With his nefarious robotic army, not only he intends to destroy the Avengers, as he also plans to eradicate humanity. At first, the twins – the ultrafast Quicksilver and the telepathic Scarlet Witch – back him up, swapping to the good side later on, immediately after perceiving his real plans. Joss Whedon directs what he had already started, only this time he wasn’t capable to infuse good laughs, also opting for computer-game style battles that were too confusing for my taste. Right from the first scene we could conclude that the action scenes would be fierce, mechanical, and exhausting. Whedon’s script tries to invent something more besides the battles, and outlines a tepid flirtation between Dr. Banner and Natasha Romanoff, some verbal disputes between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers, and a beautiful family for Clint Barton. Well, it didn’t really work as expected, since nothing relevant is extracted from these situations. What prevents the film from hitting the bottom are the very comfortable performances of the valuable cast composed by Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, and Jeremy Renner. The rigid “Avengers: Age of Ultron” probably will count with the support of the most enthusiastic Marvel fans, however, I was far from being seduced by its stunts and twirls.

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