Excerpt: For me, Age of Ultron felt cold and calculated, an exercise in marketing action figures and pretty much nothing more. Again, I didn’t hate it, but I remember nothing in regards to Age of Ultron. Worse, I don’t care to remember.
Excerpt: Obviando la inevitable falta de sorpresa mainstream, la secuela del exitazo de 2012 ofrece lo que se le presupone: diversión a toneladas con una mega propuesta palomitera deliciosamente fácil de digerir y estupendamente disfrutable. Espectadores, reuníos de nuevo.
Excerpt: The thrill of fusing the Whedon wit with blockbuster filmmaking is gone; it’s now part of the machine, the way they do business in the MCU. It’s another superhero movie — a good one, above average even, but nothing special.
Excerpt: The Avengers may mostly like each other now but they will have to face their demons – both internal and external – sooner or later and they’ll have to do it together. Like the movie itself, they may not be perfect but their disharmony is what makes them strong.
Excerpt: I can’t say that I didn’t like “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” I’m just a bit disappointed in what I got from it, similar how “Godzilla” was a come-down from “Pacific Rim” or “Star Trek Into Darkness” didn’t quite have the punch that “Star Trek” did.
Excerpt: Conocidos posteriormente los problemas de Joss Whedon con los productores, se entiende todavía más por qué la película se siente como un capítulo (y no uno de los buenos) de una serie, más que como una película.
Excerpt: At two-and-a-half hours, AGE OF ULTRON still feels like an overstuffed way station in the Marvel series, a pause that resets the board, phasing out characters played by actors whose contracts are due to expire in favor of new superheroes soon to be introduced.
Excerpt: Avengers: Age of Ultron is as determined to entertain to the limit as an old vaudeville act. For the sake of the show it tap-dances whilst juggling, singing, and balancing a chair on its nose. I would have settled for just the tap-dance done well.
Excerpt: It’s a lot of movie, and while it decidedly feels less special and more overstuffed and unwieldy in its storytelling than the first time we saw all of these characters share the screen together, there is still plenty that Whedon does right to deliver what fans want to see in an “Avengers” movie.
Excerpt:The Avengers: Age of Ultron marks the second merger of the Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Whedonverse, two not always diametrically opposed galaxies, but ones that have never been more at conflict than in this latest outing.
Excerpt: In the current chapter, Whedon seems unduly obligated to introduce characters or realms that will be important in future Marvel movies. As a result, there’s a sense that “I’ve sat through all this and have to wait for another film?”
Excerpt: Rather than a jaw-dropping spectacle or breathless rollercoaster ride, this plays as a spirited, high-energy reunion, where not enough time has passed for old wounds to heal, and every attempt to kick back and enjoy themselves is interupted by having to go save the world again. What the future holds, both for the characters and the MCU itself, is left tantalisingly unclear at the end of the film, and there’s every possibility this is the last time we will see all these characters on screen together, so, yeah, it’s time for revels.
Excerpt: It’s not quite as streamlined as the last one or many of the individual movies, taking a more scattershot approach, but nonetheless this darker, more menacing and visually spectacular sequel delivers the goods when it comes to the all-important action sequences.
Excerpt: It would be inaccurate to say that Avengers: Age of Ultron is a “critic proof” film—no work is beyond cogently mounted criticism—but as the latest nexus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it dwells in a forbidden zone ruled by the twin overlords of fandom and profit.