Friday, July 31, 2015

2015- AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON - more of the same

Successfully marketed and hyped as one of the must see summer films, this film isn't that bad and in fact is rather entertaining although way to long.

The gang is back from the first film and this time they are fighting an evil robot who has decided to destroy mankind and take over the world for reasons that aren't entirely clear.  The dialog isn't too bad the action scenes while not really exciting are pretty decent and the whole cast seems to be into the spirit of this superhero spectacular.

So what's the problem.  Well the law of diminishing returns may be starting to kick in.  Ultron the evil robot while evil,  is actually kind of a charming fellow with a personality not unlike the Robinson robot from Lost in Space.  Actually it would have been fun to see his evil plan succeed because if would have at least moved the series into a different direction rather than the usual superhero's save the world stuff.  After all there is only so much you can do with these comic book story lines.

Probably one of the major reasons I enjoyed this film was that it was showing at a decent 2nd run movie theater.  Paying $3.00 a ticket is certainly less painful than full first run prices.

141 minutes

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