So this is a spoiler free review…well it will be as spoiler free as possible.
Joss Whedon directs the next step in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following the Avengers once again, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye are back in action, and boy oh boy the action.
From the start we are granted with the traditional high octane, fast paced action sequences that the Marvel films are known for. Anyone that has seen the numerous trailers will have gained a brief look at some of the scenes.
Two new enhanced characters make their appearance, Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch, one with super speed and thinking, and the other with the ability to mess with your mind, and also telekinesis.
The main enemy in the film is Ultron, without giving too much away he is a program created by Stark to try and gain world peace, however because of his enhanced artificial intelligence, deems that to have world peace the Avengers must be extinct. Not Good!
Then the film really takes off, you can see the Stark’ness of how Ultron talks, and James Spader gets across great humour and short wit. The ebb and flow of the conversations between Stark and Ultron are great to watch. It is as if Tony is conversing with himself, which to a degree I guess he is.
The usual humorous moments are included, and several laugh out loud moments kept it going. The exchanges between all the Avengers are excellent, quick witted, short tempered, and massively comical.
You may have seen the scene where Hulk is fighting Iron Man in his Hulkbuster suit, the context of this is clear when you watch the film, and the sequence itself is great, bringing some great technology used by Iron Man to try and subdue Hulk to a big fight that in any normal situation would not see Iron Man coming out on top.
Paul Bettany’s Jarvis gets a body in the form of Vision, and with it becomes a glimpse at one of the strongest artifacts in the whole of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), not Vision so you will have to wait and find out what it is.
Its quite difficult to try and get across the shear awesomeness of this film without giving away any spoilers, all I will say is that it is tying the whole of the MCU together, leaving a lot to the imagination and also referencing some of the other franchises past and upcoming.
If you haven’t been to see the film and are wondering if you should or not, then I recommend that you take the opportunity to see this film on the big screen, after all its where it belongs!
Thanks for reading this short but sweet spoiler less (ish) review.
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