It’s like the first one…but with more stuff
On a Thursday night I decided to take a trip to the cinema to see one of my most hotly anticipated movies, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2. Unfortunately I found myself waiting in line for over an hour for what turned out to be Avengers: Age of Ultron, I at least assume the line for Paul Blart was equally as long. Despite my initial disappointment in missing out on a movie about a real life hero for a movie about fictional ones, nevertheless I put my feelings aside and sat down for the latest addition to the Marvel Universe.
Avengers: Age of Ultron starts from where we previously left off, which is-I have no idea. But, it does have something to do with Hydra, the scepter, and kicking ass and taking names. Then Tony Stark attempts to create a robot army NSA of the world, but instead makes a robot bent on destroying all human life on the plant.
From there the movie plays out like a regular superhero movie made to showcase a bunch of action scenes while also touching on contemporary and futuristic political and moral issues such as the potential threat of A.I. and how to insure global security. Though when you go to an Avengers movie you expect to see your favorite superheroes kick ass, and in that regard Age of Ultron delivers. Everything is just as cool, if more of the same, as the previous movie except with a different villain, more superheroes, and more fan service. I mean, unless you’re a fan of Black Widow because she doesn’t really do much.
Ultron (James Spader) could have been Marvel’s best villain yet, but instead falls just short. He’s given an amazing opening scene, and from then on alternates between acting like a bratty teenager one scene to an evil mastermind the next. He actually tells jokes in the movie and it just comes off as lame, and makes Ultron way less threatening than he should be. Joss Whedon, not every character has to have a sarcastic sense of humor. The other two “villains”, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, were actually done very well and were probably even more interesting of characters than Ultron himself.
If you try hard enough you can pick apart this movie as there a lot of head scratching moments including Thor dropping acid and taking a bath, a forced romance between Black Widow and Bruce Banner, and some plot contrivances that’ll leave you like
Avengers: Age of Ultron is more about the experience in the theater, watching your favorite superheroes make fun of each other, mess around, and punch a million robots in the face. It’s funny, fun, and basically on par with the first film even if it does tread a lot of the same ground.
Though it’s no Paul Blart Mall Cop 2…
Overall Score: 4/5 stars
Share with friends, family, strangers sitting next to you on the bus, aliens, and even that guy who wore his batman pajama pants to class. He’d love this shit.