This time they’re fighting a super computer program wanting to rule the world.
The regulars are back (Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Capt. America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlet Johansen), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) along with some new additions.
The super computer they must verse is a growing A.I. called Ultron. He was supposed to be defence program but soon outgrows his parameters. Why defend the world when you can rule it?
The main story is the fight against Ultron. He has two main sidekicks, Pietro/Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Godzilla) and the Wanda/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), now Quicksilver and Wanda are brother and sister.
Ultron knobbles Stark’s computer JARVIS (voiced by Paul Bettany) and makes Vision and android to serve him, then also drones out of the equipment to create an armada to launch his war.
As action movies go, this has it all. The effects are fabulous and a visual feast. However for substance I struggled. In the last movie Capt America – The Winter Soldier, the agency SHIELD was dismantled. I thought this was a huge mistake, and looking at this offering, I haven’t changed my mind.
Without SHIELD, I felt these guys had no focus point. There’s no law or rules, they do what they want because they want to. True freedom isn’t doing whatever you want all the time. There has to be guidelines. The movie makes it seems governments are a bad idea and only fester evil intentions. Life is about variety, there’s good and bad in everything.
It was very confusing with some of the constant name changes. Also with multiple heroes, it felt very overcrowded and it was more like how many characters can you squeeze into a movie? (Thankfully it wasn’t a mini!)
I really miss SHIELD terribly. I loved it as it was in the first Avengers Assemble, for me that was a good overview of a world agency dedicated to world safety, yes it had its flaws, but what doesn’t? Why build something up and then destroy it? (I still don’t know how there can be a TV show Agents of SHIELD, it should be renamed Agents of… what?)
6/10 is the mark I’m giving this. Far too predictable but a good action movie with good CGI. I’m sure they’ll be a new line of toys or merchandise to follow!
Image reproduced from Ganool Movie.
Trailer reproduced from Legendary.
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