Yes, we have all heard of the hype that Avengers: Age of Ultron has been propagating. Everyone is excited to see their favourite superheroes fight this mad AI powered robot dude who wants to end all of mankind. Being a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I too was dying to watch this summer blockbuster since the first teaser/trailer was released.
I wasn’t impressed.
Well, the action scenes were amazing (and I’m someone who prefers art films to Hollywood). The characters were deep and the dilemmas were real. But, somewhere, there was something missing. Unlike it’s predecessor, this one did not have to introduce the characters or form a new team or anything. The stage was already set. And with it, so were the expectations.
Without spoilers, I honestly felt that the character of Ultron was not done enough justice. The Vision was such an amazing character, one of the best in the comics. He too, I felt, wasn’t done enough justice in the film. As with that, the story of the Maxmimoff twins was really interesting, but wasn’t given enough screen time.
I guess, with such an ensemble cast, it would be difficult to treat all the characters equally. However, knowing how well they had done that in the previous instalment, I was expecting better. There was simply too much to cram into this one, all the while wrapping up Phase 2 and setting the stage for Phase 3.
All in all, I would give it 3.5/5 *
It was a roller-coaster ride of a movie. The Hulk vs. Hulkbuster battle was perhaps one of the best parts of the movie. Do watch it though, it’s a really good movie. But don’t keep your hopes high. Or do, everyone loved it more than I did. So who knows…