(Spoiler alert : This is a spoiler review, most of the people reading this may already have seen the movie, for the ones who haven't....... Beware of Spoilers!!!!!!!!!!!!)
So guys this is my first post on Moviepilot, I'm really excited to write this review, because other than the fact that this is a review for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, this is my first review ever
So, Trying to do my best and then hoping for the best. Let's do it....
(Note : This review is going to be a character by character point review)
1. Robert Downey Jr. As Tony Stark/Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man is amazing as always, One of the good things about the movie is that the recurring characters or the characters that have their solo movies do not overshadow the rest of the team members and the same thing has happened with Tony Stark. Him being the creator of Ultron deserved a decent screen time and received it, but did not eat up the importance of other characters in the movie, Although i'm slightly disappointed by the fact that Iron Man didn't get as much action as COMPARED to the first Avengers, but the fact that Tony is finally becoming a team player despite having some differences with the team is really nice to see. Tony Stark being afraid that he is not doing enough 2. Chris Evans As Steve Rogers/Captain Americato protect the world and afraid of being responsible for the death of his fellow Avengers in the future leading him to create Ultron is a nice storyline arc to see.
THE HULK VS HULKBUSTER FIGHT SEQUENCE F***ING AWESOME!!!!!!!!
The curious thing is that Tony in the end of The Avengers: Age Of Ultron retires from the Avengers
" It's time for me to tap out"
2. Chris Evans As Steve Rogers/Captain America
The good part about Chris Evans' Captain America is that Steve in this movie slightly proves to be a perfect and worthy leader of the Avengers. While the team still not having a clear leader, Captain America steps up to the position and once again proves his worth. Unfortunately Chris Evans does not receives a lot of screentime, but shines in how much he gets. Captain America's action sequences are unreal and amazing. we also get an inside look at Captain America's fears and confusions and his ability to overcome those fears and putting the team and the threat before himself. We learn that Steve still hasn't been able to find his friend Bucky Barnes a.k.a The Winter Soldier which brings depth to the character. The language gag was a bullseye which really brought out some lighter moments of the movie. It's going to be interesting to see the civil war happen given that Cap and Tony end the movie on a friendly note
3. Chris Hemsworth As Thor
Chris Hemsworth's Thor has been speculated to be the bridge between the earthbound and the cosmic universes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for quite sometime, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron confirms that. This movie also shows the audiences a more earthly, grounded, witty, and comic version of Thor. Since, Thor has been in and out of earth through the movie, its going to be interesting to see what his mischiveous brother is up to all the way up in Asgard in the upcoming 2017 solo movie Thor: Ragnarok. Thor's vision proves to be crucial to the story.
At the end of the movie Thor leaves Earth to know more about what is going with the sudden appearences of The Infinity Stones and who is behind all of these appearences
4. Mark Ruffalo As Bruce Banner/Hulk
I personally didn't feel like Bruce Banner had a strong arc in the story, I mean, Of course he looked like taking sides in the Pre-Civil War, and he had a budding romance with Black Widow, which looked good in most of the movie but ended in a way that probably most people (Including me) didn't want it to. technically the Hulk has come back in a full circle, meaning he started away hiding from the government and he has ended up the same way at the end of this movie. the plus point for the Hulk is Mark Ruffalo's great portrayal of the character and the Hulk vs. Hulkbuster scene. it's curious to see what's next for the Hulk.
5. Jeremy Renner As Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Believe me when I tell u guys that Hawkeye has a major role in the movie which compensates for his mind control gig in the first Avengers. Jeremy Renner is a superstar as Hawkeye. Hawkeye gets a fair amount of screen time and great personal story arc
Apparently, Hawkeye has a family consisting of a wife (played by Linda Cardellini) and three kids living in a farmhouse on an unknown location.
Hawkeye being out of mind control really shows the audiences what kind of a person he is and showcases him as a genuine Avenger and not part of the supporting cast.
6. Scarlett Johansson As Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Black Widow does what she does best, that is kick ass and make it look good. but the fact that Black Widow is being portrayed as a legitimate superhero and an important Avenger rather than to just bring for namesake a female superhero is really deserves applause. Natasha's romance with Bruce felt like it came out of nowhere but was executed nicely on certain stages but sometimes felt like it was being rammed down the audience's throats. The idea of Bruce Banner and Black Widow having a relationship with both being dealing with their memories and fears and being kind of alike sounds inventive but sometimes takes away some screentime. The audiences finally get a glimpse of Natasha's past and were not disappointed
It turns out that that in the 'Red Room' where Black Widow was trained, as part of some graduation ceremony, Natasha was sterilized so that she wouldn't have to care about having kids while being on different missions
7. Elizabeth Olsen As Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
Elizabeth Olsen's performance as Scarlet Witch was the highlight of the movie. Elizabeth Olsen becomes a certified bad-ass in the movie. Her acting as Wanda Maximoff is perfect as she plays an orphan who volunteers to be experimented on. Her powers are something we have never seen on the big screen. Scarlet Witch possesses the power of telekinesis and mental manipulation. Using her powers to mess with the heads of the Avengers, causing them to face their worst fears and memories, Being a newcomer in the bunch she surprisingly and deservedly gets a fair amount of screentime and shines in it. The way Scarlet Witch uses her power is almost poetic yet powerful, in fact so powerful that she messes with the heads of the Avengers so much that they have to go somewhere to come back as a unit without her knowing how powerful she is.
8. Aaron Taylor-Johnson As Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver
Aaron Taylor-Johnson does his job as Quicksilver. Although Evan Peters' Quicksilver from Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past was a tad superior, but Joss Whedon's attempt at the character was worth remembering and great to see and Aaron Taylor-Johnson's portrayal of the character was great. Unfortunately the character itself didn't have much to offer in the plot of the movie. Quicksilver gives the audiences some great action and his sense of protectiveness for his twin sister brings a variation to the character
Quicksilver dies during the final battle saving Hawkeye who is saving a kid
9. Paul Bettany As The Vision
Alright, The Vision, THE FREAKINGGGGG VISION!!!!!!!!!!, the decision to have Paul Bettany wear prosthetics instead of using CGI was 100% a good decision by Joss Whedon. The Vision acts as a real game changer in the story of the movie. he Vision is the character that can actually go toe-to-toe with Ultron and it is shown perfectly in the movie. just looking at the Vision on the big screen was a delight. Much can't be said about The Vision as he is a new addition to the Avengers, but what new things does The Vision brings to the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be curious to watch
At the end of the movie, a new team of Avengers is assembled led by Captain America and Black Widow, consisting of The Vision, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and War Machine.
After every member fails to lift Thor's Hammer Mjolnir (Captain America nudges it a bit), The Vision lifts it with ease.
10. James Spader As Ultron
James Spader plays the titular villain in the movie and does it phenomenally. James Spader as Ultron being the villain is an extremely close second to Loki in the first Avengers, but make no miskate of thinking that Ultron is not a great antagonist. Ultron is not a character created by mixing a Terminator and a Zombie, the character is a super-intelligent A.I which has views, opinions, feelings and emotions and it has been transferred from the comics to the big screen more than perfectly by Joss Whedon. James Spader's Ultron is extremely witty, funny and scary at the same time and causes all kinds of trouble for The Avengers. His alliance with the Maximoff Twins seems efficient as long as it exists and his plans are always menacing and one step ahead of the Avengers, not only does he make a mess out of the Avengers, but also leaves the audiences to wonder what his next step is going to be. My only complaint with Ultron is that he didn't get a lot of action in the final battle
If you have waited around to read the whole article then you can probably see that i have tried to cover everything from the movie and tried to do my best, but this is my first review so if you think I have missed anything (I probably haven't) or have made a mistake then do let me know in the comments and let me know your feedback on The Avengers: Age Of Ultron in the poll below
Thank you for reading my review