Avengers Age of Ultron has finally landed in theatres. Its predecessor (Avengers Assemble) is the 3rd highest grossing movie of all time. More impressively it was a well-rounded movie with good storytelling, action and fantastic comedy timing.
The Avengers Age of Ultron had an eagerly awaiting fan base, from comic book fans to big screen picture enthusiasts.
The movie follows a very similar format to the first. The action sequences are plentiful, supplemented with hordes of villains attacking the earth’s avengers. This movie is very heavy on computer generated images with the integration between live action and animation becoming seamless. The action sequences though plentiful were becoming increasingly numbing and at times dull. The characters were fleshed out well but the comical banter felt staggered and uncommitted.
Whatever flaws the movie suffered in comedy or repetitious action sequences would have been forgiving if the story was more developed, if Ultron had more prominence and influence in the story. In the quest to get as many people in theatres as possible, the PG rating on this picture inhibited what could have been a much better movie. Yes these films are based on cartoons, drawings and sketches but they do incorporate stories which cover dark, sinister matters.
It was very disappointing to realise what had been sacrificed for the sake of money. I hope that these movies take on board what Christopher Nolan has managed to accomplish with his films. He has achieved strong and thought provoking stories with huge mega budgets.
Avengers Age of Ultron is good clean, fun entertainment that definitely does not surpass its predecessor.