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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: 20 out of 284
  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 9, 2015
    10
    this movie was great, ultron was cool, and everything was cool, go and watch it for yourselfthis movie was great, ultron was cool, and everything was cool, go and watch it for yourself blablablablablablablablablablablablablablablablablabalblal Expand
  3. May 14, 2015
    9
    While the first film was truly just good for the action and the idea of getting five superheroes together, Avengers: Age of Ultron is a betterWhile the first film was truly just good for the action and the idea of getting five superheroes together, Avengers: Age of Ultron is a better film in many ways. First, this film had a sense of heart, not failing to take risks at many points. Second, it had some freaking depth for once. You actually felt for the characters, even though Whedon may have emphasized it a bit too much (i.e. Hawkeye's family). Lastly, it actually had a plot. The action scenes were still top notch, the acting, especially by RDJ as Tony Stark, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlett Witch, Scar Jo as Natasha Romanov and especially James Spader as the voice of Ultron, who is probably one of my favorite villain performances in the Marvel Universe. Overall, a worthy sequel to the biggest super hero blockbuster of all time that exceeds it's predecessor in many ways. Expand
  4. May 11, 2015
    7
    Age of Ultron might not be the best Marvel's movies but it is still a fun pop-corn entertaining movie. Unlike the first Avengers, AOU is a mixAge of Ultron might not be the best Marvel's movies but it is still a fun pop-corn entertaining movie. Unlike the first Avengers, AOU is a mix of dark and fun. Guess what? It works! More action scenes (yes better). The chemistry is marvellous just like the first movie. Small moments are great. But there are also some cons. Pasting is not good. Story is a bit messy. I even fall asleep for a while. But in the end, I got fun watching it. Overall, AOU is a fun movie. Expand
  5. May 3, 2015
    7
    Better than the first one for me because I enjoyed it more, the characters feel more shared dynamically, the villain was interesting, theBetter than the first one for me because I enjoyed it more, the characters feel more shared dynamically, the villain was interesting, the dramatic tension and darker aspect seemed fresh and exciting and the romance was connecting. But then again, mindless unbelievable and choreographed visual effects stood in the way of the subtle writing, which by the way is the only thing holding this movie together. It barely scratches the surface to its intended expository vision and feels shorter than it needs to be. The problem is despite a lot of things go on in this movie. Its the lack of simplicity that derails this film slightly. You have a forced climax and forced action sequences with buildings collapsing and evacuations that give you ulcers. The action is a struggle but like every other marvel movie we had something that tried to be light and leaves us with very little change in closure. "It's the avengers, yeah," is how this movie ends, reminding us it's only here to make money and suck us into the popularity of liking a movie out of bias. The first movie seemed more clear cut to me, but I enjohed Ultron more as a movie going experience, I miss Loki though. Expand
  6. Jun 14, 2015
    6
    This is coming from a person that read the comics as a kid, this movies plot confused the hell out of me. It took so much explanation andThis is coming from a person that read the comics as a kid, this movies plot confused the hell out of me. It took so much explanation and research to actually understand things in this film. Decent over the top action and cool acting from the characters is all I got, its nothing new. Expand
  7. Jul 14, 2015
    0
    This movie is the biggest piece of trash marvel has ever vomited out of their horrible collection of movies as of late. I would rather watchThis movie is the biggest piece of trash marvel has ever vomited out of their horrible collection of movies as of late. I would rather watch paint dry than watch even ten minutes of this overrated film that some how managed to make over a billion dollars... that shows just how stupid people are. Expand

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