Avengers: Age of Ultron movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This sequel provides fans of Avengers with the iconic Marvel characters and plenty of Marvel-toned action. But the story of Age of Ultron is much flatter and weaker.


The world’s mightiest superheroes must team up to stop Ultron, a villainous machine created by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner who built the technology with the intention to create a peacekeeping program.

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Movie details

Director: Joss Whedon
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle
Writer: Joss Whedon
Release Date (Australia): 23 April 2015
Runtime: 141 minutes/2h 21m
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Language: English, Korean

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film features science fiction themes including threat inflicted by an artificial intelligence and multiple action sequences.

Violence (M)

The film contains multiple action sequences of science fiction violence, including hand-to-hand combat shootings.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film includes occasional use of the words “ass”, “hell”, “damn”, “pissed”, “d**k”, “s**t” and “son of a bitch”.

Sex (PG)

The film contains mild sexual references throughout.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments)

Aussie boy's thoughts

In Age of Ultron, the unhurried dialogue/no-movement sequences are far better than the action sequences. Some people (usually fans of Marvel movies) just really have a strong taste in this sort of stuff and other people don’t. There’s the teamed-up superheroes discussing perilous sci-fi problems and forwarding into the action together. If you really enjoyed the first Avengers film, Age of Ultron might suit your preference. But there’s too many elements ranging between the story, characters and villain that make absolutely no sense and the climax is dragged out to a ridiculous extent.

This sequel doesn’t bring the superheroes together for the first time and give them a while to settle in which each other, as it shouldn’t because the first Avengers did that and why waste time on that again? Instead of the charming-silly-but-with-motives sort of villain, Loki, the team of superheroes are up against an artificial intelligence that’s making plans to destroy the world. The ideas are pretty good, but Joss Whedon executes them poorly.

Firstly, Avengers: Age of Ultron is overlong and boring. Boring in the context that there’s usually a big lack of steam puffing through certain areas and somehow, the “safe house” sequence and moments where they’re just chilling, are actually the most entertaining, pacy and funny moments of the film. The “safe house” zones in superhero action-adventures are extremely lazy place in most cases, but this time, the dialogue is good and there’s some pretty good jokes to add the cherry on top.

The Marvel action where all the superheroes work together to kick bad guys’ asses will appeal all fans of this type of genre. Having all the Marvel protagonists collide is a great idea in the first place, but the action sequences in Age of Ultron are extremely boring; they only slightly shift from the state they’re all in every 5-10 minutes, making it stretched way too far. The attempts at humour during these times usually fail because it’s boring.

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