Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Film Review - Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Avengers: Age of Ultron is both the second Avengers film and the eleventh instalment of the MCU. This means that the movie has to continue and develop existing plot threads and set up new ones for future MCU films, as well as telling its own story. So with such an ambitious task, did Age of Ultron deliver?

Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) come into the film off the back of their respective recent solo films. They reunite with the rest of the Avengers – Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) – as well as some new faces.

The film begins in the Eastern European country of Sokovia, jumping straight into the plot with a brief recap of the Avengers and their powers by way of a jam-packed action sequence. It’s a brilliant way to delve straight into the film without the need for a gradual reassembling of the team, which would be unnecessary and a waste of precious story-telling time.

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