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2.6
1,519 Ratings

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Directed by Joss Whedon
United States, 2015
Action, Adventure

Synopsis

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it’s up to Earth’s mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Directed by Joss Whedon

Awards & Festivals

Hugo Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form

AACTA International Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Visual Effects or Animation

I think of all the directors who do comic-book movie, Whedon is the one who most consistently gets the closest to the tone of actual comic books, here specifically the Marvel books I found so diverting in the ‘70s… [But] it’s gotten so that I can’t even thoroughly enjoy a comic book movie that I rather want to like. So fuck it. I reserve the right to laugh out loud, and heartily, and with undisguised derision, at the phrase “we’re going to talk about Black Widow…like adults.”
May 11, 2015
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Age of Ultron is often witty – or wittier than it has to be – but it still feels a bit mechanical, especially as the quips and banter start to dry up. “When the dust settles,” intones Ultron later, “the only thing living in this world will be metal” – and we’re almost there, at least if you replace ‘metal’ with ‘digital’, but there’s still a few human quirks left in the crevices, as proved by this amiable sequel.
May 04, 2015
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This “Avengers” doesn’t always pop the way that the first one sometimes did, partly because its villain isn’t as memorable, despite Mr. Spader’s silky threat. And, as is often the case in these comic-book movies, most of the fights are interminable and fatiguing, though Mr. Whedon does fold in moments of beauty, including when the image slows down with each Avenger centered in the frame both together and individually. This centering crystallizes the dynamic that is paramount to the Avengers.
April 30, 2015
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What are people saying?

  • mjgildea's rating of the film Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Maybe my hopes were too high for Age of Ultron and though I can say it was a good movie its also a disappointing one. Full of contrivances like the Hulk/Black Widow romance and Hawkeye's secret family, it felt like Joss Whedon either got mono halfway through the production or sandbagged to spite Marvel studios. The abrupt retirement of multiple characters was also off but at least he Daredevil series is out there.

  • Mark Garrett's rating of the film Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Comparing this one and the first is like revealing how a man loses his soul and his control on material when it's so littered with obligatory showcasing as this is. Strangely goes out of its way to show the Avengers unworthiness of being god-like arbiters of peace, then forgets it. Really lame action, worse politics, bad accents.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Three years after being *the* event movie of the summer, Marvel's tentpole franchise returns as - unfortunately but perhaps predictably - 'just another Marvel movie'. Joss Whedon tries to inject some life into proceedings with his usual dose of snappy banter, but it's difficult to shake the feeling that you're merely watching the latest episode in one drawn out, ridiculously over-budget, made-by-committee TV series.

  • Ghostman's rating of the film Avengers: Age of Ultron

    There's some serious shit going on here in terms of subversion and dealing with the contradictory nature of superheroes, more so than most films in the genre, (the destruction and havoc caused, what they really stand for, the change they would bring or lack of, are they fascist or not?) and what that means for the world. Flawed but entertaining and interesting.

  • Huey McEvoy's rating of the film Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Diminishing Returns: Assemble! Perfect casting, snappy dialogue, weightless action, and a dull antagonist. It's odd to reflect that, in the entire Marvel cinematic canon, the most threatening villain was Robert Redford's. A:AoU's one great idea - albeit poorly executed - is to give extra screen time to Jeremy Renner's character, whose humanity and insecurity among so many alphas gives us a new, grounded viewpoint.

  • André Vieira's rating of the film Avengers: Age of Ultron

    2.3. Whedon... What the fuck happened to the script? Everything is worse than the first installment. Rushed. Dull and bland. No substance. Extra 0,5 to the rating due to the appearance of Vision - the best character in the movie.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Avengers: Age of Ultron

    This is the best they could come up with??? Joss Whedon becomes the new Michael Bay with this loud, kinetic effects strewn mess of a picture. At this point the term Marvel is akin to printing money and fan expectation is easily given the short shrift. For every 'Captain America' we're also given a mess like 'Iron Man 3' or this latest headache inducer. Has it moments but still feels like a wasted opportunity.

  • Z's rating of the film Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Has all the depth and complexity of a McDonald's Happy Meal. Frustratingly shallow and only serving to further the Marvel brand. During the interminable final action sequence my mind started to wander elsewhere. I enjoyed James Spader's voice work as Ultron, everything else was a loud, chaotic hash. Whedon hovers perilously close to Michael Bay territory with this one. Follows the Marvel template to numbing affect.

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