Saturday, April 25, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Age of Ultron is not only a step up from an already established decade old Marvel franchise, it’s also an example of how well a story can house numerous heroes within the same realm without making it mundane. Joss Whedon has yet again proved that he not only loves & understands the Marvel Cinematic Universe but also knows on how to put good use of each & every character with an evocative drive.

The plot centers on Tony Stark/Iron Man’s ploy in establishing a program that would warrant world peace involving amplified artificial intelligence; however it backfires, thus leading to evolution of the main antagonist Ultron, forcing the world’s mightiest heroes to team up once more to faceoff the new nightmare.

Ultron may lack the charisma of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki but the voice over by James Spader has made the character quite intimidating & menacing. Like the prior installments there have been moments of humor, however this time the story has been given a darker note keeping it akin to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The action sequences are phenomenal, something which we now are acquainted with & expect nothing short of spectacular from such franchise. Wait till you see the fight between Bruce Banner/Hulk & Tony Stark in his new suite Hulk buster - Veronica. The ideological conflict between Steve Rogers/Captain America & Stark has been explored a bit more which we know will lead to the premise for upcoming Captain America: Civil War.

Godzilla duo Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen joins the Avengers as the experimental miracle twins Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch, definitely a worthy entry however it’s Paul Bettany’s Vision which stands out as an unforeseen surprise. There has been some ester eggs giving inkling to the upcoming films like Infinity War.  

Age of Ultron is a worthy successor, keeping true to the Marvel Universe both in tone & heart. The story offers some unexpected twists making this grandeur a must watch at the theaters. 

My Rating: 7/10

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