The Avengers may be a strong team, but they will inevitably meet their doom, one day or another. When Tony Stark’s plan for an artificially intelligent global defence system codenamed “Ultron” turns against its human masters, murderous robots are soon running rampage and it’s up to Earth’s mightiest heroes to save the day. This time teaming up with brother and sister duo; Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to destroy the team, once and for all.
Age of Ultron achieves exactly what it sets out to do, which is to entertain. Chris Evans delivers as Captain America, (even though I still stand by the fact that his character isn’t particularly exciting) and Scarlett Johansson portrays Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow with great versatility and flexibility. Mark Ruffalo still portrays The Hulk masterfully, but his role in the film was much weaker than expected; the Hulk was somewhat underwhelming. I feel the main element that stopped me from liking this film further was Robert Downey Jr. In all honesty, he just doesn’t do it for me, never has and never will. For me, he had far too much screen time. Many would argue different. The new additions Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Johnson, and Paul Bettany are solid and bring extra flare into the film’s ingredients. Well, that’s about it.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a good film, but not a great one. There are no signs of serious motives, as well as narrative structure. The action sequences are mediocre (as to be expected from Marvel), and the humour is hardly amusing. Tense scenes are oddly interrupted with typical Whedon humour that’s beginning to feel tiresome. A good experience in IMAX. But all in all, another over-hyped flick where the critical opinion is higher than it should be. Hopefully Ant-Man will be better.