Movie Review - Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader - movie review on The Movie Scene

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)   3/53/53/53/53/5


Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Avengers Skirting Oblivion

When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program, things don't go exactly as he planned, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) along with the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron (James Spader), a technological terror hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen).

Constantly tipping its toe into a world of chaos and oblivion is how it felt as I watched "Avengers: Age of Ultron" the eleventh movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But that is really not a surprise when you consider here is a movie which features big egos and testosterone filled characters all of which, not just those who already have, have enough about them to have a movie all to themselves. As such what you get in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is a central storyline about Ultron but then a series of subplots for each of the main characters; as such we get some drama about Tony's leap first attitude and big ego, we get Captain America dealing with needing to fight, Thor dealing with feelings of home, Hawkeye who is torn between being an avenger and his family whilst we also get drama for Hulk and Natasha. And that is before we meet some new characters.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

But of course on top of all these subplots we have that central storyline and that means we get what you expect which is action which with each battle tries to be bigger and more spectacular than the last. But as these action scenes flick between Iron Man soaring, Thor and Captain America double teaming people and so on it contributes to the chaos and it is why through out the entire movie it always felt like one wrong step from going too far and ending up just all out chaos.

The thing is that I did enjoy "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and it was because in the midst of so much going on there was character building going on. As such you really get a sense in this movie that when it come to Bruce Banner/Hulk they fear each other with Bruce fearing what the Hulk side of him will do in public whilst the Hulk fears being kept under control by Bruce, getting angrier at the mention of his name. This character depth which as I mentioned includes Hawkeye's home life make "Avengers: Age of Ultron" more than just a lot of bang for your buck.

What this all boils down to is that "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is a good movie and unsurprisingly is loved by those who love these Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. And there is much which I really enjoyed about it but the constant skirting with becoming too chaotic ends up being too much for me.


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