Saturated with big budget action sequences and one-liners, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, is as entertaining as it’s predecessor.
The Low Down:
Chasing the location of Loki’s staff, The Avengers find a new technology that can protect the world or threaten it’s existence.
Run Time: 2:21 minutes
Writer/Director: Joss Whedon
Although the glossy high-end CGI action sequences are captivating, what stunts this film is the feeling that nothing changed or happened throughout it’s course. The plot runs along a tenuous thread and much of the film covers the same ground as the movie before it. Otherwise, a random love story appears, and the few superheroes without their own film franchise are explored to a mostly uninteresting end.
Joss Whedon benefits the most from this superhero romp. Without his sharp scriptwriting and directorial prowess, there’s the impression that the film would be as hollow and fatuous as we could imagine. That being said, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, teeters on the line between gimmick and cash cow with it’s twee superficiality being both a saving-grace and it’s downfall.