Release Date : Apr 24,2015
Avengers: Age Of Ultron (aka) Avengers 2 review

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: Kevin Feige
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
Direction: Joss Whedon
Screenplay: Joss Whedon
Story: Jack Kirby, Stan Lee
Music: Brian Tyler, Danny Elfman
Background score: Brian Tyler, Danny Elfman
Cinematography: Ben Davis
Thanks to one of Tony Stark’s ambitious inventions, we get to see Avengers again on the big screen, though 3D was just a strain on the eyes. If Avengers could avenge the whole world, what are the catastrophes that could pose a threat to the Earth when one of the twins has got the power to mess with their minds? With the previous installment being the third highest grossing Hollywood film ever, ‘Age of Ultron’ does bring all the superheroes together to solve an existential crisis. With the S.H.I.E.L.D being destroyed, Avengers are bunked at the Stark Industries, waiting for the next big villain.
Sokovia is the place and getting the scepter is the first mission. Team Avengers is fighting hard to infiltrate a highly guarded hydra outpost. You’ve seen in the posters, but that particular scene where you see all of the Avengers plunging on to the targets is a treat to watch. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created Avengers, part of the Marvel comics, and when they come on the big screen, they bring all of the excitement together, i.e. getting to see your favorite Iron Man, Captain America, Thor - son of Odinson,  Natasha Romanoff, Hawk-eye and the Hulk (mentioning him the last, just to piss him off).
When big-budgeted multi-starrers are made, they lack the writing. This time, Avengers has got something more to tell than just bashing one another and bursting buildings. Not divulging much about the story, Iron Man wants to set it all right by also taking the credit, Thor just wishes everything gets over, Hulk and Natasha / Black Widow want to disappear, Captain America wants to end this without any casualties and Hawk-eye wants to refurnish his house. If everything is going right, then Avengers don’t see a reason to work on a mutual consent. Each one of them can actually have their own movies and missions. Glad that this movie addresses on why Avengers are brought together, than finding a chance to pose together.
Hi-tech machinery, flamboyant stunts, self-referential humor, eye-popping visual effects and lot more exciting back-stories make Avengers - Age of Ultron an impactful continuation to the franchise. Not spending further more time on educating about the characters, this action-extravaganza is primarily a visual treat. The ability to give life to an alternate world filled with extremely powerful people saving us from unforeseen calamities, is always creatively and imaginatively mind-boggling. That one instance where you see all of the Avengers encountering the predominant incoming of robots, shot on a high speed camera, is when you shout your lungs out. That is when you wish for a world to see all of them for real.
Having already spent on a movie to establish all the characters, this time, the story is pretty much bang on. With an over exposed conflict and a proposed ending, it is how the Avengers finish it that makes it more exciting than vouching for surprises. With futuristic concepts and philosophical linkages, Joss Whedon has made a film that mocks the peace the world is believing to enjoy, one fine day. Utlron is Tony Stark’s Global defense program that later overrides JARVIS and takes control, challenging mainly Iron Man and of course the sidekicks. Natasha’s love for Hulk and Iron Man’s urge to realize his dream are the major core plots of the story while the rest of the group are the catalysts of a story to be told.
The one-on-one kickoff between Iron Man and Hulk will remain one of the best action sequences ever choreographed.  Brief moments of laughter during the ‘Try lifting Thor’s Hammer’ competition and the earlier allies of Ultron - Scarlet Witch and Quick Silver becoming a part of the Avengers are the humor / emotional strong points in the story. Following a screenplay pattern of an action block - taking sometime to explain the situation to the layman - an emotional setback - and an action block again ending on a high, is how such movies are generally written and packaged.
With so much gone into the making of the film, considering the number of hours taken to render a VFX shot and hectares of land being destroyed, Avengers 2 still sets an example among the peers for the graphics and the fights. The flashy costumes, weird gadgets and the exaggerated yet believable stunts by the heroes are always a fun to watch. Brian Tyler's score and Ben Davis' cinematography create an aura with the editors chipping in to pack a 2 hour long movie real tight. With some comical dialogues and a competent villain, Avengers 2 becomes a joy-ride.
Widely celebrated Robert Downey Jr., the talented Scarlett Johansson, the flawless Chris Hemsworth and the matured Mark Ruffalo play their roles perfectly, and Chris Evans along with Jeremy Renner do not let them down, with an equally appealing act. The importance given to Iron Man in the story pretty much tells who gets the thickest paycheck. The positioning of all the heroes throughout the film is also a huge plus to the respective fans all over the world.
Avengers symbolize unity, trust and staying together for a cause. When Iron Man is not blamed for the cause and when everybody understands the priority, all the manipulations suddenly settle down to a very ordinary film with real people and not just comics given life. With the gimmicks from our favorite heroes to fight against evil, Avengers will always tend to entertain us.
Verdict: And here is your potential summer blockbuster!!!
( 3.0 / 5.0 )



Avengers: Age of Ultron (aka) Avengers 2

Avengers: Age of Ultron (aka) Avengers 2 is a English movie with production by Kevin Feige, direction by Joss Whedon, cinematography by Ben Davis. The cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron (aka) Avengers 2 includes Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson.