Joss Whedon takes his audiences back to the same world of the famed-superheroes, no introduction necessary—the packed auditorium, myself sitting right in the middle, a perfect spot and a giant screen in the front, the soul was ready to be taken on a roller coaster ride.
The movie is over two hours of explosions with not-so-impressive VFX (I wonder what else they spent the money on that 'The Avengers' made in 2012). Whedon, the writer/director's work here proves it isn't an arduous task to draw the crowd and why not, since it's due to the films developed under the banner, Marvel Studios — the unstoppable house that produces these wild, boisterous and loud titles back to back in fast-food fashion. Kudos to the marketing behind the film, but in reality credit should be given to director Jon Favreau's very first 'Iron Man,' which paved the way for the rest of the characters that are, and, going to be tackled by the directors, a continuation of the abuse of the cinema in other words.
Considering the name, fame, authenticity of the characters written on the pages of the comic books, and also due to the slate of already-released titles in the past few years, it is very much safe to say that 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' the second installment to 'The Avengers (2012),' will be on its way to gross $1 billion at the global box-office (already earning over $250 million from the foreign screens).
Releasing nationwide on May 1st, the movie introduces, I think, four new weird characters, including a villain, Ultron, who... (thinking how to put it)... is probably the most doltish villain ever graced the cinema screens. Yes... And, this scatterbrained villain, cannot be blamed for everything, for he's written on the pages of Whedon's screenplay, a juvenile, sloppy, rushed to the screen, as if without revision scribble. Whedon's contribution is nothing to art, cinema, obviously, but at least he should've given us an average action film, if not good. Or, an average action sequence. He's, as his own movie shows, very much a weakened, tired director.
The scenes of the movie are sometimes filled with robots, flying to hit the walls and explode, or, fall and break. And, the technology the characters deal with is out of the world, yet we see bows and arrows. And, not only that, we see a city flying in the middle of the sky. Yes, literally. How I subsist as the movie finally reached its conclusion, I'm not sure.
Alright, let's jump a few steps ahead. Cinematography, there is nothing to say. The score, nothing to say. Costumes? Come on.
Fast forward: But there's one factor that really impressed me. I walked out in the end with a tiny smile. 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' proves that the actors, all competent of acting, are exhausted. And please note, I'm not referring to the characters. I'm talking about the "actors." They are not just saying that they are tired, but you can see the exhaustion in their faces. Not just in the movie, even in their tours promoting the movie. But, they've got a contract, I get it. So, I don't blame them.