Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

   I think I can say without a doubt that Joss Whedon is one of the best directors of our time. Avengers Age of Ultron undoubtedly surpasses the first with terrific performances and great action sequences! The first thing to mention is that this movie really captures the Avengers personality's and how they function with each other by very well done playful banter between the members, some might say it's overdone but for those of us who are comic fans, we know this is how they act in the comics and this is a perfect depiction of it, so I do not believe the "comic relief" was over done but in fact was the perfect amount. So beyond the interaction of the team, we have a new villain named Ultron. 

 Now I was excited to see Joss Whedon's portrayal of this character, and I couldn't be more pleased! Ultron is one of Marvels best movie villains dedicated thus far. Every line that Ultron "James Spader" says is pure gold, just great writing and perfect delivery. I also really enjoy Ultron's sarcastic lines showing that Ultron has a bit of his creator Tony Stark's personality.  Now I have to admit the story could have been better, Ultron is a creation of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner to try to protect the world with a advanced AI, interesting change from the comics here that had to be made considering in the comics Hank Pym a.k.a Ant-Man made Ultron, but since the Ant-Man movie wasn't  finished filming Tony and Bruce became the creators. Reason I mention this is because it is very plausible that Bruce and Tony would do this, and I like how this is portrayed in the movie. Now I can say the movie's story was good but not the greatest, I did not agree with the background story for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, I understand they couldn't make them mutants because the rights to that are still owned by 20th Century Fox, but they could of thought of something better or at least "hinted" until they got the rights back. So overall the story explores some interesting backrounds to some of the characters, displays Ultron perfectly, and has some great twists that were unexpected.

Side topic here that I have to mention here, Joss Whedon has taken heat for his depiction of "Black Widow" saying it is "sexist". That is the most ridicules thing I have ever heard, in the comics Black Widow is a bit of a sleazy & flirtatious character, she sleeps around a decent amount, not to the point of whoring but enough. She is also a very deep character with a dark past which this movie started to dig into very well, and I in no way thing her depiction in this movie was anything other then what she is in the comics. 

All in all this a fantastic film that is building up to the Civil War and Thantos movies. (Secret Invasion anyone?)


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