Spoiler Alert! ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ film although entertaining barely has a plot….or any surprises. Ah except… surprisingly, not bombing at the box office. So far in a few days; AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON which reteams, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Iron Man and the other superheroes.
Anticipation is high that it will dethrone the 2012 original as the biggest box-office-opener of all time, raking in north of $207 million World Wide in its first weekend. Enabling The Hulk to finally afford buying full-length pants. Screenplay aside the intention of delivering the super hero action thats expected is here. In this mediocre second installment of Iron Man, Captain America and Thor films actually gave way to one of the most astonishing team ups in popular cinema’s history.
The Avengers made so much money that every single, major movie studio is now desperately trying to replicate the formula. Oh and without, Tony’s girl… Pepper Potts, aka, Gwyneth Paltrow recently divorced and who was available to work and admitted recently that she couldn’t live on food stamps for a week. Pepper really stepped up in the last Iron Man, even donning the suit.
The TV trailers for Age of Ultron, have been a huge spoiler for the plot…Tony Stark at some point created a highly intelligent artificial intelligence that somehow went ballistic and threatened to destroy the human race. Hmm… somebody call Sam Witwicky in Chicago, because it sounds like the plot to “Transformers”
Any way The AI Tony created is called Ultron, and he’s voiced by James Spader, complete with his trademark, scarey tones, and why not, “he’s a criminal”. Sorry Redington, anyway that’s the end of the plot, with the rest of the plot, padded out with the Avengers teaming up, breaking up, and teaming up again to thwart the villain, in a very predictable scenario?
Like early on in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the villainess Scarlet Witch, Elizabeth Olsen.. invades the minds of our heroes, forcing theour hereos to confront their greatest secret fears. Like death, causing destruction, dissolution and lots of murder that all seems to crop up.
So poor Hulk winds up running rampant through a city, why who knows? Anything seems to piss him off . To stop him, Iron Man dons his ultimate weapon, a massive battle suit about 11 feet tall Tony calls the “Hulkbuster.” Loaded with more powerful weapons. If his regular armour is a Prius, this is a tank. The Hulkbuster story line. was based from a 1994 issue of “Iron Man,” and tween readers geeked out over the idea of a suit of armour powerful enough to withstand the Hulk’s punishment.
Of course if the Hulkmister had a straw and a can opener, he could have sucked 5’9 inch Tony right out the top. As far as the facts go; writer-director Joss Whedon returned for “Age of Ultron,” vowing to include choice scenes that will entertain the casual moviegoer but also have longtime nerds salivating.
“There are things that are like, ‘I can’t believe we got away with this,’ says Whedon to the media. admitting “Maybe it’s not not everyone’s favorite moments, but they’re surely Marvel’s.” Including brief love affair between Bruce Banner..Mark Ruffalo… and Black Widow..Scarlett Johansson.
Representing a shift from Marvel Comics continuity, where it’s Widow and Hawkeye who often share a bed at Avengers Tower. Fan’s see Hawkeye , played by Jeremy Renner, who’s been more of a bit player in other Marvel films, gets arguably the most screen time in “Age of Ultron.”
He also delivers one of the most crowd-pleasing lines. Like in the heated battle with Ultron, Hawkeye comparing himself to the other Avengers. Says I have a bow and arrow, while we’re fighting an army of robots. Theres even a wolverine kinda fight scene, the archer grabs multiple arrows and the shafts seem to pop out of his hands, looking a lot like Wolverine popping his claws. it was almost like Wolverine suddenly was in the movie? “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Watch it! Enjoy it!