Hmm.. What can I say about Avengers: Age of Ultron? Rather than a superhero movie, it’s more like a comic book movie. If you don’t think there’s a difference between the two, you are sadly wrong. What made it a comic book movie is the fact that there’s humor behind conversations as if it’s a natural thing while fighting a war but also has some serious moments. To add to that, there’s the thing Disney/Marvel Studios does best and it’s the dramatic action scenes.
Joss Whedon, who was the director for this movie, brought life to each character without making it specifically targeted to an individual. But there was some actual discussions of what kind of impact war brings to the world or better yet, humanity. It’s neat that Marvel Studios and Whedon hasn’t forgotten that behind all the bedazzled world of superheroes, there’s some real topics that are reminded to the viewers.
I do have to say that each individual actors and actresses had such fluid but rigid chemistry even if there was probably a couple of takes here and there. What I mean is that a team can work together but not know anything about each other. All I can say is that it was well displayed. The chemistry between two mad scientists, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) rejecting what is said to be “the man wasn’t made to meddle” medley is believable even if it’s a movie. I say this because their hope of a humanity evolving into a better place, makes you wonder.. Is this what every scientist thinks about? Capt. America (Chris Evans), our eye-candy leader, who believes that every time people try to stop a war before it starts, it starts. Can I just say Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is just flat out hilarious? Oh, you say son of Odin can’t have any humor? Wrong. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) both portray opposites of what having a family is about, but at the same time, it connects. You’ll understand what I mean when you watch it.
There’s our quick and weird Maxioff twins, Pietro (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) who play a part that connects both our Avengers and ah yes… Ultron (James Spader), our main antagionist. This guy just simply kills it. Without spoiling anything, let’s just say… It’s just what you need so the movie doesn’t just seem to be about the Avengers.
Deciding that humans’ fatal mistake is “thinking order and chaos are opposites” — which makes me think that Marvel’s credo is Buddhism, which isn’t the worst foundation for an action movie. Whedon finds a perfect balance between adolescent hero-worship and smartass banter in Age of Ultron.
Biggest disappointment? A mushy Beauty and the Beast kinda theme during such war times and that on-off switch on the accent from Olsen. Aside from that, well made for a complex story such as this.