avengers-aou-header-69.jpgFilm synopsis

When the Avengers find the tesseract, Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) idea of a peacekeeping program goes sideways when it turns into Ultron (James Spader). Now, the Avengers need to take down Ultron who has a different approach of peacekeeping.

My thoughts on the film

It’s fair to say that the latest Marvel-themed films continue to step up their game (aside from The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and with our expectations at an all-time high, when will we finally see some turbulence? That time is now with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now, if you’ve read any of my reviews, you’ll know that I’m relatively lax when it comes to rating films because I enjoy watching films for pure entertainment. I don’t like to nitpick and get into every single detail, but for some reason, I felt the need to nitpick about Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now, will I nitpick here? Absolutely not. I never put spoilers in my reviews nor do I feel the need to go to such an extent. I write reviews to give the general public a basic understanding of what to expect. 

So, what should you expect from Avengers: Age of Ultron? Well, you can certainly expect to see what you always see in these superhero films—your favourite characters, great action, a lot of laughs (more on this later) and awesome visual effects. 

As for the storyline, well, it was kind of all over the place. I know a lot of people will bring up a valid point in which you don’t really watch these type of films for the storyline, but I believe for the most part, the latest Marvel films have had a decent to great storyline. However, in Age of Ultron, I felt like there was too much going on and the story just didn’t flow. 

There were quite a few cameos, which was great to see those certain characters again, but they were in and out so quick that it just didn’t feel right. Again, the flow just didn’t seem right. New additions Ultron (James Spader), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) got the job done for the most part. I’m a big fan of James Spader and if anyone watches and enjoys The Blacklist, you’ll get the same good ol’ James Spader. As I mentioned earlier, there are a lot of laughs and while Marvel films have that lighthearted approach, the jokes in Age of Ultron seemed to be a bit much. There’s nothing wrong with laughing too much, but it was just more over the top compared to other films. On the plus side, kudos to only having two product placements, brought to you by Beats and Adidas.

Rating 3.5/5

When your expectations are so high, you’re bound to be disappointed at one point and there’s nothing wrong with that. Overall, Avengers: Age of Ultron is your typical Marvel-themed film, which will still entertain you and make it worth the price of admission. However, unlike other Marvel films, you may not feel the need to see this more than once. 

Avengers: Age of Ultron is in theatres tomorrow, May 1. 

Chris Vales
I'm an Assistant Merchandise Manager at Best Buy’s head office, but if there’s one thing that I love to talk and write about, it’s movies and television. You can find more articles on my website www.ScreenThis.ca .