Avengers; Age of Ultron is here, and man is it awesome.This is one of the best Marvel films to date. This review will explain what I liked and disliked about the film. If you saw the rating, you might have figured out that it will be mostly positive. Now lets get into the review.
There are tons of things I liked. I like the dialogue and banter between all the Avengers, I liked the new characters with Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and Vision, I actually liked the scene where Thor was in that pool of water from the trailer. The opening sequence with the Avengers raiding the Hydra base was one heck of a way to start the film. Ultron is one of the best Marvel villains to date and I put him higher over Loki. I absolutely loved the Hulkbuster fight, man was that an awesome fight. I really like the jokes, this was a pretty funny film. Paul Bettany was perfect for Vision. The best scene of the film is when the Avengers are in a circle fighting the Ultron drones and camera pans around them as they fight the drones. It was basically the circling shot of them from the first Avengers, but this time more or less flying around the battlefield as they fight. I loved that scene. Hawkeye was amazing! For the first time I actually didn't want Hawkeye to die. The film actually made me care about Hawkeye! The action was incredible. The CGI was nearly flawless. The end-credits scene was amazing. It was the shortest post-credit scene I've ever seen. And it was awesome how (don't worry, I won't spoil the end-credits scene, yet).
These are all things that I liked and even loved about the movie. However, I did find stuff I didn't like.
Most of these problems are mostly nick-picks, so not too many problems. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch's eastern European accents are kind of silly. Ultron is menacing, but for my taste he probably joked a little too much, Ultron's big plan does kind of give the Avengers time to defeat him and is ridiculous. This is really reaching the bottom of the barrel, but I liked the suit Quicksilver used before the final battle more than the one he actually used, but that is the very definition of nick-picky.
The only real problems I had was that at times it felt a little jumbled and bloated with the amount of characters it had. It is a large cast and is difficult to balance it all, but the feeling it feeling bloated only lasts for a couple of scenes, you don't really feel it that much, so it's not too much of a problem. The other problem I had was that certain scenes felt rushed. A perfect example is Ultron's origin. We quickly go from when he flees Avengers Tower in his messed up and almost destroyed Iron Man suit to the next scene immediately afterwards and he's already in the Ultron Prime suit. Joss Whedon has said that his original cut was 3 hours long, so he had to cut some things out of the script and kind of rush the Ultron origin without developing it how he wanted it to, but thankfully has said there will be an extended cut on the blue-ray release, so hopefully that might fix it a little, but it is kind of a problem for the movie. But the main problem with the film is the villain itself, Ultron. Lets face it, he was not who he was meant to be. He was still an awesome villain, even better than Loki in my opinion, but he is a wise-cracking robot made by Iron Man, not Ultron. His plan was more convoluted than Loki's. He joked way too much. And his design wasn't that awesome. It was great, but I think the film would have benefited if he had a cold robotic face with no moving mouth, like a more advance drone. The point is, to me, he is better than Loki, but the fact that we have to argue who is the better villain after Ultron, that is kind of a disappointment.
Those are a couple of problems with the movie, but they aren't too huge problems, and I'm thankful that this movie was as good as it was. It was totally worth the 3 year wait and I'm glad I say it in theaters. I definitely buy it on blue-ray and who knows maybe I'll see it in theaters again. Leave a comment below if you found this useful for those of you who haven't seen it yet, or if you agree or disagree with me on any of the points I've made. Bye-bye, and see you next time.