Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Take 24: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Tuesday: My "take" on a film.

A new age begins.

The computer generated images in the opening scene were so hokey I literally thought it was depicting a video game and that any moment the camera would zoom out to reveal someone playing an Avengers game on their big screen TV. But no such reveal came and I realized it was meant to be the actual movie.

An action flick, for sure, held together with snarky quips and humor. That's about all I took from it. Confusing at times, but maybe I missed vital information early on while distracted with the CGI.

As the action went on and on and on, and yes, on… I became bored. Is it over yet? No. Still more fighting and explosions. And, thankfully, some more humor.

James Spader does the voice of Ultron. Amazing how the animation of Ultron mimicked Spader's mannerisms and expressions. Superb. I'd watch the movie again just for that. And to maybe figure out the confusing plot points.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Avengers (2012) and had high hopes for Age of Ultron, but to quote my husband, "Meh."

Still, I'll watch the next sequel. There's always hope.

Marvel Entertainment Trailer: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Notes on content:

  • No sex or nudity. 
  • Mild profanity.
  • Violence and explosions galore.


  1. I had high hopes for this new Avengers as well and came out disappointed. I'm glad (or not) to see that I wasn't alone in that. Maybe if they do a #3 it will be better. I haven't seen the first one, so I still have something to look forward to. :)

    1. I want to watch the first one again to see why it seemed more entertaining. I'm thinking it had more surprises and a better storyline. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. It was like a comic book come to life, which is perhaps what was intended. I did like the humor, which made it easier to put up with the extremely fast pace and over the top CGI. "You get hurt, hurt 'em back. You get killed... walk it off."

    Yes, James Spader's character, totally him!

    1. The humor was great! I love to laugh, so the snarkiness and the funny lines were my favorite parts.

      Thanks for sharing that line. Cracked me up. I meant to include some of the fun dialogue when I wrote this blog post but spaced it out since I was writing under the influence of insomnia