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Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Year : 2015 Director : Joss Whedon Running Time : 150 Genre : , , ,
Movie review score
4/5

What’s it about?
Marvel’s superhero team reunites to fight an AI determined to destroy the world. Did I mention they created it too?

What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: The Avengers sequel is a grand spectacle featuring amazing fight scenes and lots of adventure and for most people that will be enough. The CGI and one liners are strong enough to overshadow some poor characterisation (the inter-team tension is incredibly same-same and a smug sarcasm is way too prevalent) and a subplot featuring darkest fears that is both cliched and actually goes nowhere. Thankfully grater emphasis on the lesser characters and the delightful voicing of Ultron by James Spader help you gloss over the negatives and you can just enjoy this fast-paced action flick for the fun romp it is.

 

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  1. EDIT: My initial review had the line “fun but it feels like it’s missing something”. It turns out Joss Whedon cut more than 40 minutes from the film. Maybe the extended director’s cut on DVD will give me more of what I wanted.

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