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Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Roly(Son) here

First of all, this movie is a good movie, and  a very good sequel to the first movie (The Avengers). That being said, the first movie was excellent; and is the best superhero movie in my opinion.  Batman Begins is a close second. This movie was as good a follow-up as I suppose there could be to a movie like the first. I feel the same way about this movie as I do about Terminator and T2; they are both good, but the second doesn’t measure up to the first.  I do however, like Vision and the twins being in the movie, but that is the only thing better about it. I feel that the comedy just wasn’t quite there in this movie, and Hulk got even less of a part than in the first movie.th-1Unknown-2

The big difference between the two movies is the villains. A good villain can make a good movie into a great movie. Ultron was a good villain, but he didn’t have the same swag as Loki. Ultron was just evil, and being a robot was, robotic. Loki is funny, and at times in the first movie, I rooted for him.

(SPOILER WARNING!) The story was that the Avengers steal Loki’s staff from Hydra and find out that there is an infinity thstone inside. They use the power of the staff to make an A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) named Ultron. He bursts into the room where the Avengers are sitting, and says that he will destroy them. He gets a new improved body and enlists the help of the  twins, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. They both have super-powers and they have a personal grudge against Stark (Iron Man), because a bomb with the company’s  name on it killed their parents. Initially they willingly help Ultron and fight with him.  They come around to the good side though and help the Avengers.  The movie ends in a climactic battle against an army of Ultron’s robots, and they save a city; possibly the world, in the end.th-3

Overall, this was a good movie, but not a great movie. I went in not expecting it to be as good as Iron Man, or the Avengers, so I wasn’t let down, but my mother, who recently posted a review of the movie was let down. She had red multiple reviews saying it was the best superhero movie ever, and went into it thinking so.

Comparisons of Avengers-Age of Ultron vs. The Avengers movie-

Perdita (mom) here-

Sunday night I went to see the new Avengers movie. I will give a quick comparison of the two movies. Both movies star Marvel superheroes Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and the Hulk. The whole Marvel enterprise was recently acquired by Disney. Both movies were directed by Joss Whedon. The actors in the movies were the same with Robert Downey Jr. playing Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth playing Thor, Mark Ruffalo playing Bruce Banner (who transforms into the Hulk), Scarlett Johansson playing Black Widow, Jeremy Renner playing Hawkeye, and Chris Evans playing Captain America. In the first Avengers, Loki was played by the talented Tom Hiddleston. In Avengers 2, Ultron was played by James Spader and two other new character were introduced. They were quicksilver and scarlet witch played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen respectively. Both movies are also feature epic battle scenes and have the central theme of good vs. evil with the superheroes fighting to save the planet. The acting is very good in both movies as well. I am really going to concentrate on the differences, instead of just giving a straight-up review of the first or second movie.

I can’t help but compare it to the first Avengers movie. I thought the first movie was quite a bit better than this one for several reasons.

Unknown-2The first (and biggest) reason is that to me Loki is a much better villain than Ultron. Loki is a villain but her is also funny and charismatic. Ultron had no charm or humor. I just wanted to hate him; not hate and love him. Loki is a much more complex character than the A.I. (artificial intelligence) creature Ultron.

Secondly, being a huge Hulk fan, Hulk’s role in this movie wasn’t funny like in theUnknown-1 first Avengers. Both movies didn’t have enough screen time for the Hulk for my taste. The Hulk is also a complex character due to his desire to keep himself under control but being unable to. He can be a force for good or destruction. Both movies show this, but I didn’t like the way he was portrayed nearly as well in this movie.

Third, the character development was mainly done in the first Avengers movie and in all of the Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America movies, so this movie was almost all action. For my taste there was too much action with not enough back-story.
Let me also add, I liked the movie. I just liked the first Avengers quite a bit better.

I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t seen it, but there is a turn of events later in the movie that I was a bit sad about. The direction for the next movie seems clear. I will still see the next Avengers. Who knows? It may be better than this one. Even if it isn’t, it will still probably be pretty good.avengers_age_of_ultron_2015_movie-wide