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Review Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): Full of action and spectacle but very underwhelming!

genre: action, adventure, comic book adaptation, science fiction, super hero

On May 17, 2015 I planned to watch both Mad Max: Fury Road and Avengers: Age of Ultron. I was convinced that these two films would rock big time.  I am sorry to say but only one truly did. And it was not Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Not that the sequel to The Avengers is bad or anything. However after the bars were raised with that original and Captain America: The Winter Soldier Age this one felt incredibly underwhelming. The story was a mess and not really that interesting. I understood what they were going for but the way it was executed did not give the scenes enough time to develop the dramatic impact. Luckily in very essential scenes at the end it did. I believe that some pivotal scenes have been left out that would explain some of the acts of the main characters. Which would explain the lack of coherency. Naturally the main draw remains to be the action and spectacle but it is clear that it misses the context very much needed to show the threat and urgency of the main event. It did feel like not much was at stake. As for the sub plots. Some of them were nice. Like for example the one with Hawkeye. I liked how Hawkeye had a pivotal Super hero moment where he not only inspired Scarlet Witch but also managed to bring in the much needed dramatic flavour. Or the Avengers trying to lift Thor's Hammer. Unfortunately some were off. Don't worry not going to spoil much. (Although I can say it involves Black Widow). But to me it came out of nowhere and was totally unnecessary. 

Maybe it is me but after all the hype that was build up I actually started to believe that Ultron would be an interesting villain. Apart from the excellent voice acting of James Spader, Ultron was average at best. And while I get that this film is supposed to set up story lines for another arch I fail to understand why they did not do more their best to make this one excel as a standalone. 

Perhaps it was my mistake to watch this one after Mad Max: Fury Road. Yes, it's that good. Still by now you can expect a lot more from Marvel especially when one of the most epic story lines in comic book history is coming to the cinema in the near future. Overall Avengers: Age of Ultron is still very decent. Only it can't compare to the original and Captain America:The Winter Soldier.

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