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  • Summary: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As theWhen Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. [Marvel Studios] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Apr 28, 2015
    88
    Avengers: Age of Ultron is a sometimes daffy, occasionally baffling, surprisingly touching and even romantic adventure with one kinetic thrill after another. It earns a place of high ranking in the Marvel Universe.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Apr 21, 2015
    80
    The new movie is a sleeker, faster, funnier piece of work — the sort of sequel (like “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” “Superman II” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” before it) that shrugs off the self-seriousness of its predecessor and fully embraces its inner Saturday-morning serial.
  3. Reviewed by: Keith Phipps
    Apr 30, 2015
    80
    Whedon’s handling of the personal material is what makes Age Of Ultron extraordinary. Remarkably for a film so overstuffed, no character gets neglected.
  4. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Apr 29, 2015
    67
    There’s so much ground to cover here—so many introductions to make, so much story to churn through, so many gargantuan set pieces to mount—that the movie never really finds room to breathe.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Apr 29, 2015
    63
    Ultron’s goals never make much sense beyond the basic kill-the-Avengers-and-destroy-the-Earth checklist, nor does he develop as a character over the long haul. He’s just a static baddie, fun to look at and handy with a quip but ultimately as dull as unpolished chrome.
  6. 60
    Though a mess by all conventional narrative standards, Avengers: Age of Ultron is a fascinating case study in the rules of “universe” storytelling. Chief among them is that a film may not be self-contained — it must constantly allude to worlds outside its own. Marvel fans want extra characters, extra subplots, in-jokes that pander to their supposed breadth of knowledge. They don’t want closure.
  7. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Apr 29, 2015
    25
    Supercharged and lifeless, frenetic and stone-cold dead, a barrage of action scenes that look fake, yet make you wonder if fake is the new real.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 293
  1. May 1, 2015
    10
    I watched the midnight screening of this movie, which began around 11:00 p.m.. I was exhausted because the film is long, which is practicallyI watched the midnight screening of this movie, which began around 11:00 p.m.. I was exhausted because the film is long, which is practically its greatest downside when you are in a packed theater with a horrible seat. The experience was great, however. I went with 6 friends, and when I arrive to the theater, I received a poster that I will hang on my wall.

    The Avengers: Age of Ultron is bigger, better, and boulder than the first film. Sure it repeat a lot of same formulas of the first film, but to different effects on a very different narrative. In the first Avengers movie we had the Thor vs. Hulk fight sequence. In this movie we were given the Ironman vs. Hulk. There are complains about its repetition but frankly speaking, who doesn't like the vs sequences. As geek, nerd, fanatics we love the cartoon episodes and comic books that pit characters against each other. We know their gods, and just because they're good guys it doesn't mean the writers shouldn't cater to our interest and see them clash. Reviews who complain about the writers of Age of Ultron following the same formula clearly aren't fans of the Marvel universe.

    The movies pacing was solid. I personally had a difficulty following the first hour of the first avengers movies. I felt the first hour was sloppy because they jumped too much between too many characters and too many universes trying to push a union and conflict. In other words, the editing was sloppy until the end when I was simply wowed by the big explosions.

    The Age of Ultron, however, is better. It doesn't struggle with introducing too many universes, too many character for the first time, and so we get a better film over all - with a better first hour as well.

    I did not mind the concept of beauty tames the beast in the film. Black Widow is stunning (beautiful) and the Hulk is, well, the hulk. They may not have the best onscreen chemistry together, and yes it came out of nowhere, but attractions and romance, in truth, can be spontaneous.

    Ultron is a bad-ass villain in the film. I loved his wit, and I was rooting for him. The true disappointment in the film was the Vision. He was forged with the strongest steel in the world, carries an infinity stone, and his best power is his cape-shape-ability. He was pathetic. Looked cool, however.

    Sure the movie is not consistent with the Marvel universe. To get Ultron for this movie, changes had to be made somewhere. Marvel studio didn't want to wait to follow the natural story arc to reveal Ultron as a villain, so they had Stark create Ultron in an attempt to save the world from future threats. Ultron then goes on quest to form the perfect body, which the avengers end up stealing and animating - ultimately becoming the Vision. However, Tony Stark's bouncer is on par with the rest of the heroes, so he more of gimmick than a story changing character.

    A major part of the story revolves around Hawkeye and Black Widow. People complain about this, but I think it was a change from the traditional formula were we follow the overpowered bad-asses of the film. Hawkeye is more vulnerable than Tony Stark, Captain America, or Hulk. Seeing him get wounded and almost killed actually helps you realize how power the other heroes really are. Like they say in the film, the Avengers are like gods.

    When you watch this film, don't focus on who creates Ultron and realize you were given a piece of candy. Enjoy It. The film looks good and the cast of actor are solid. Plus, I like the fact that Ultron is created from the mind that exists within the infinity stone (making him a bad-ass villain for the film), and the same infinity stone which the Vision carries on his forehead. I hate the fact that he had to die at the end. I was hoping a part of him survived.

    In truth I give this movie a 9/10, but I always score 1 point higher than I actually believe its worth to try an offset extreme scores which are at times, overly bias, intentional, of ignorance - once you've studied statistic you realize how useless these numbers can sometimes be, especially "averages scores".

    There is a heartfelt death in the film.
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  2. May 6, 2015
    10
    Super fun, better than the original and lacking the end-of-the-third-act boredom that almost all major films elicit from me in this age.Super fun, better than the original and lacking the end-of-the-third-act boredom that almost all major films elicit from me in this age.

    The mediocre and negative reviews this film recieves are from reviewers who I think are yet to get hip to the "shared universe" storytelling style that comic books have been using for over 100 years. The "movie" is dead. We are in the post modern era of film. Movies now ASSUME that you have seen the previous versions, are familiar with the characters and their relationships, and will see it's brother and sister films. The film doesn't need to explain everything and everybody. It also assumes you will see it multiple times. It does't care if you can't keep up. As a comic fan, I find this thrilling. There is no need for the cliche notes that films have struck for years just because they feel they "need" to.
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  3. May 4, 2015
    9
    0/10 would not watch again. Movie not good. Twilight is a better love story. Why make a sequel if the fist one is just as bad? Who even is0/10 would not watch again. Movie not good. Twilight is a better love story. Why make a sequel if the fist one is just as bad? Who even is Iron Man anyways? Expand
  4. May 5, 2015
    7
    I didn't watch the first one,but I would be surprise if he was worst than this one.It's not a bad movie,it's just that the movie is too longI didn't watch the first one,but I would be surprise if he was worst than this one.It's not a bad movie,it's just that the movie is too long and is not that interesting.I"m really disappointed. Expand
  5. Aug 14, 2015
    7
    A lot was against this film. Creating an enjoyable sequel to the surprisingly well-made mega hit "The Avengers" without following the typicalA lot was against this film. Creating an enjoyable sequel to the surprisingly well-made mega hit "The Avengers" without following the typical cliched blockbuster format was, at least how I looked at it, pretty impossible to pull. But somehow, like the Captain America sequel, Marvel does it again; they juggle the **** of characters, both new and recurring, within the film with plausible ease and also manages to balance the quality of the story with some excellent fight scenes here on and then. Not saying this is a groundbreaking movie that overrides its predecessor, but overall a really enjoyable marvel movie that successfully prepares itself for future expansion sequels. Expand
  6. Jun 1, 2015
    6
    From a non-avengers fan. I am not a huge avengers fan but get brought along with my husband see basically every comic book movie ever made.From a non-avengers fan. I am not a huge avengers fan but get brought along with my husband see basically every comic book movie ever made. That being said coming from someone who does not really know the avengers back story or have any real feelings towards the character, I have to say the movie wasn’t bad. The movie was easy to follow, the special effects were good, and the acting was well done. I don’t remember a ton of details about the movie but if you are that person going along for the ride you won’t be disappointed. Expand
  7. Aug 15, 2015
    0
    Boring movie like every other marvel movies, they make ultron look like a threat to the world, after 5 min of the battle he falls so easy, andBoring movie like every other marvel movies, they make ultron look like a threat to the world, after 5 min of the battle he falls so easy, and makes us wonder that only tony stark and vision could bring him down, this is not an avengers movie, this is a movie they make just so they can get money for it Expand

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