Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Writer-director Joss Whedon returns to helm this sequel to Marvel's mega-hit, 2011's The Avengers. The 11th Marvel film, this time our heroes battle the sentient robot Ultron (James Spader).

When Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Ultron emerges with terrible plans. The Avengers' uneasy alliance must reassemble to restore balance.

Says Whedon: "I have to make my movie assuming that people will only have seen the first one, or possibly not even seen the first one. I can't assume that everybody went to see Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man in-between. I have to go from one movie to the next and be true to what's happened, but not be slavish to it... The model I'm always trying to build from, my guiding star, is The Godfather Part II where a ton has happened in-between... but you don't need any information: it's there in the film."

2015Rating: M, Violence141 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Age of Superheroes

A fantastic return by the Avengers proves that second time round can feel new, spectacular, full of surprises, and surprisingly fun.

4.0
0

Avengers....

I really enjoyed the first Avengers however the second Avengers didn't live up to it's predecessors standards. I found myself getting a bit restless half way through and hoping for the ending sooner rather than later. The cast did a good job, however there were no stand out performances. Overall this film for me was just a bit blah. A weak 3 stars.

3.0
0

Ode to Joss

Joss - thanks for the repartee, thanks for trying to get some personalities into this film, thanks for trying hard, But please get back to some more cabin in the woods type sh*t

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

If this is what the apotheosis of branded, big-studio entertainment has come to look like in 2015, we could be doing much worse... definitely has soul.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Fortunately Whedon understands how to craft a superhero movie just as well as Marvel knows how to sell one.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Whedon has revealed that his first cut ran for well over three hours, and it shows: ‘Ultron’ feels excessively nipped and tucked, barrelling from one explosive set-piece to the next, leaving ideas half-formed and character motivations murky.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The follow-up to The Avengers may be the harbinger of a new deluge of superhero movies, but if all turn out as entertaining as this one, what’s the problem?

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

A letdown -- entertaining to a degree, but so overstuffed that it may mark the point of diminishing returns for the Marvel movies generally.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Succeeds in the top priority of creating a worthy opponent for its superheroes and giving the latter a few new things to do, but this time the action scenes don't always measure up.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A big, bold, funny, thrilling, absorbing triumph, and continues Marvel Studios' seeming push for world cinematic domination.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bigger and, yes, darker than the first, this is less air-punchingly gleeful but probably more consistent.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

If this is what the apotheosis of branded, big-studio entertainment has come to look like in 2015, we could be doing much worse... definitely has soul.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Fortunately Whedon understands how to craft a superhero movie just as well as Marvel knows how to sell one.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Whedon has revealed that his first cut ran for well over three hours, and it shows: ‘Ultron’ feels excessively nipped and tucked, barrelling from one explosive set-piece to the next, leaving ideas half-formed and character motivations murky.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The follow-up to The Avengers may be the harbinger of a new deluge of superhero movies, but if all turn out as entertaining as this one, what’s the problem?

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

A letdown -- entertaining to a degree, but so overstuffed that it may mark the point of diminishing returns for the Marvel movies generally.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Succeeds in the top priority of creating a worthy opponent for its superheroes and giving the latter a few new things to do, but this time the action scenes don't always measure up.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A big, bold, funny, thrilling, absorbing triumph, and continues Marvel Studios' seeming push for world cinematic domination.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bigger and, yes, darker than the first, this is less air-punchingly gleeful but probably more consistent.

4.0
0

Age of Superheroes

A fantastic return by the Avengers proves that second time round can feel new, spectacular, full of surprises, and surprisingly fun.

4.0
0

Avengers....

I really enjoyed the first Avengers however the second Avengers didn't live up to it's predecessors standards. I found myself getting a bit restless half way through and hoping for the ending sooner rather than later. The cast did a good job, however there were no stand out performances. Overall this film for me was just a bit blah. A weak 3 stars.

3.0
0

Ode to Joss

Joss - thanks for the repartee, thanks for trying to get some personalities into this film, thanks for trying hard, But please get back to some more cabin in the woods type sh*t

3.0
0