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on January 20, 2018
Age of Ultron is often looked down on as a "weaker" MCU movie but I enjoyed it, I think Joss Whedon did a great job with it and it showcased more of one of the greatest Avengers of all, Hawkeye, and showed you why he is as important to the team as he is even through he originally was basically a knockoff of Green Arrow from DC.
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on June 24, 2016
This movie has the coolest shots ever. It has one of the best casts with every single actor having chemistry with anyone they're with and it's awesome. So this movie would be a 3.5 for me because of the plot. I love the motivation, there's no more SHIELD as far as they're concerned and no *one* big brother entity is egging them on to save the world (unless you're that nerd who likes to watch every bit of MCU I do suggest AoS). Cool beans. What I don't understand is why would they have Natasha in charge of calming down the Hulk. As I recall Cap was barely able to give Hulk an order he liked in Avengers. Tony kept on pushing buttons in hopes that Bruce would hulk out in front of him and then got excited when it happened. Was Black Widow so useless to the writers that she had to be assigned this "special" job?
That's just one of the problems I had. Stark and Banner creating vision was odd for me. Just the fact that they got to keep the scepter for a hit minute made no sense. Thor was another part I had a problem with. Explaining away the sokovia debris was lacking. I don't know, I kept losing track of things but I was down with it for the most part.
Thanos cameos are always welcome.
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on September 15, 2015
Well, even as a Marvel fan this one is just okay but not nearly as great as the first. Of course, similar to Jurassic Park, it's tough to top the first time you see the Avengers in action. Despite a cool voice over from James Spader Ultron is not the baddy you care all that much about. The effects dazzle, yet there is a lot to keep track of action wise. And other then Hawkeye's character the rest of the Avenger actors look burned out. I wasn't sure if they were supposed to act that way due to a spell cast on them or if there has just been too much of the same now. There were some good moments, with Hawkeye's personal story and the Vision being introduced, but overall it was a step back from the first.

Don't get me wrong I really enjoyed it as a popcorn action movie, but was hoping for a leap forward for the franchise. Now my hopes are pinned on Cap's Civil War.
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on February 17, 2016
The pacing is a little strange on this one, not as smooth a ride or as clear a story as the previous one. The characters - even the main cast, but especially the new additions and villain - don't get nearly developed enough.

Still, the (semi) focus on hawkeye works extremely well and a I think a different cut or presentation would have made this amazing. Instead it was just fun and a good ride with some great action scenes mixed in.

The transition to the 'Next Avengers' was a little strange - I get why they did it and where they're going but it felt tacked on at the end. Knowing that the story and character choices aren't about being true to the characters, but rather more about behind the scenes decisions and contracts and deals between studios makes it feel ... off.

Still, I'm enjoying the ride, and if Ironman in his Hulkbuster suit going up against the Hulk seemed to happen very quickly and then not get talked about again... well, it was still an awesome scene. The whole movie was that way.
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on November 22, 2015
Awesome first film gets a solid and eventful follow up. But the ending will all lead to a very unsettling sequel. When industrialist Tony Stark builds a defense system android to protect humanity, it becomes self aware and decides that the only way to prevent the ultimate destruction of humanity is to destroy it. Captain America warned him that could happen, and Stark does not give him a satisfactory answer when he asks him why he did it anyway. There's also a overdue bit of background on the relationship between Hawkeye and Black Widow and Hawkeye's family, and the return of a major player whose name I wont tell you, but it makes sense. Tremendous follow up with a lot of small side stories including a hint towards the next epic adventure. Although I loved it, I wondered why Thor was being so elusive and why Bruce was being such a tool. We will see in number three, apparently, and in future sequels made by Disney for you & me. I hope so. These are becoming like a imagination on a big screen.
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on January 25, 2016
When i saw this movie last summer i had a blast this movie from beginning to end, oh i knew there were issues some serious issues especially with the narrative, and certain things made no sense what so ever like... Was Ultron not the film's main focus, why do bruce banner and black widow have a romantic sub plot that comes right out of nowhere? and as much i enjoyed myself the behind the scenes issues with this film manifested into epic mess. not the mcu's best but still a fun time. Hopefully "The infinity war" films won't be as much of a disaster.
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on January 25, 2016
What can I say? I love the entertainment factor, the camaraderie among the entire Avenger crew, the bald faced point that good must always fight against evil no matter the cost and the outrageously well done CGI special effects throughout.

They have found the perfect balance between storytelling, genuine acting and special effects without one overshadowing the other so that what you have is pure entertainment and something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
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on November 15, 2015
Good movie that is too bogged down trying to tell a story for every character, definitely not as great as the first avengers. **SPOILER ALERT**

Also, although I love most everything of what Joss Whedon makes, he is flat out wrong on his assumption that the Thor scenes that were cut would have helped the movie. They are awful and they would have slowed it down even worse. It would have been a better movie if they chopped ALL the side stories except one (I personally liked hawkeye's farm life, but would have been ok with Hulk and Widow's romance too) but so much of the "visions" that scarlet witch made were just wasted space that confused audiences and slowed the pacing. I say all this because a good portion of the bluray extras are devoted to saying how great this crap was. um... no.
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on November 17, 2015
BIG fan of Thor, and the other Avengers.
But the main problem with this movie was that it suffers from the "More is Bigger and Better" syndrome - more fighting scenes, bigger explosions, and more (too many) characters to find story lines for. With so many to keep track of, I was left wondering how a main character was fairing when the action switched to the next one, and then to the next, and then the next, and etc.

There were almost too many characters in the first Avengers movie, so the addition of Quicksilver and Red Witch and 'Vision' just added to the confusion.

Plus there were three main fight scenes when two would have been plenty.

And despite these seemingly negative comments, I knew I would buy the DVD just as soon as it was released.
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on November 18, 2015
A movie that was just too stuffed with good ideas that would have been great but weren't given enough time. When the movie slowed down from the action scenes you could see glimmers of plot that would have made a great film.
Ultron was a great villian and the battle scenes were fantastic but just went on too long!
If the movie had slowed down and taken the time to explain why things were happening the movie would have been much better.
In closing;Avengers:Age of Ultron was a good movie that could have been great if it had not been so jam packed with action scenes and wasn't so intent on laying ground work for the next stage of the Marvel Movie Universe.
See the movie if you like action but take Dramamine before you do so you don't get motion sickness from all the times your head will move watching the action.
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