Monday, May 4, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Fans of the Avengers will want to see Writer/Director Joss Whedon’s  Avengers: Age of Ultron. 

The film has lots of action and effects to satisfy the fan-base…yay!..., but it, also, has lots and lots of!  The quips are sometimes funny, but seem strangely out of place with all the, mostly boring, infighting.


The Studio…Marvel/Disney… executives are wondering why the great opening week box office is almost double digits below the opening of the original film.  Simple.  The story is not as good.  The on-the-fence audience has probably heard via word-of-mouth.

Yet, they wonder why the foreign box office is bigger than that of the original.  Simple.  Foreign audiences like to see New York get trashed.  

But, Americans don’t really want to see New York get trashed, when the perpetrators are two of the Avenger team having a feud.  What’s up with that?  Poor taste is what's up.

The reason why Furious 7 is a better action film is simply because the “family” sticks together.  Here, not so much.

The film succeeds, despite its flaws, mostly because of its newcomers…James Spader’s voice as Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision. 
Not that the rest of the cast isn’t good; it just seems as if most of them, especially Robert Downey, Jr., are tired of their parts.

Let’s hope the sequel, with the mostly new cast, will be better.  However, the weird shot during the credits seems to belie that hope. 

Oh, well.  It was nice while it lasted.

I give Avengers: Age of Ultron a 4 out of 5.

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