Friday, May 1, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron - 復仇者聯盟2:奧創紀元 - First Viewing Thoughts

Avengers: Age of Ultron (復仇者聯盟2:奧創紀元) is an 2015 film. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner. The supporting cast include Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Linda Cardellini, Julie Delpy, Andy Serkis, Claudia Kim, and Stan Lee. This is a sequel to 2012's The Avengers. However, the story chronologically follows the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show. I watched this last night as part of the "Midnight" showings, but it was at 7pm on IMAX 3D.

After the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers have been trying to recover some weapons Hydra stole. Along the way, Tony Stark accidentally creates artificial intelligence in the form of Ultron. Ultron than tries to destroy the world and recruits twins with some pretty nice powers and beef with Stark. However, when the twins find out that Ultron means to destroy the world, they side with the Avengers. The Avengers are Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. The twins are Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. They get a little help from Iron Patriot, Maria Hill, and Nick Fury. Ultron creates Vison during all the brewhaha.

Wow. The movie was an edge of your seat kind of movie. So much stuff going on that you didn't have time to relax. From the get go, it's action. There were tender moments in the film that build your emotional attachment to the characters, the city, and the situation at hand.

This is classic Joss Whedon in a Marvel controlled environment. Classic Joss Whedon wise cracking humor that's made him so beloved during the Buffy and Firefly eras. You've got character development where you least expect it and a whole ensemble cast that needs highlighting. And all this in a little over 2 hours!

I am itching to watch it again at least a couple more times. I can't wait for its release on Blu-ray to go slower through the movie. This Avengers stands by itself and should be watched multiple times.

This fanboy of comics and movies approves.

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