Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Aug 2015)
Brief Synopsis – The Avengers are back again, this time to fight off an Artificial Intelligent entity who is trying to destroy them.
My Take on it – Superhero movies on a whole have become summer blockbuster popcorn movies for us to enjoy.
This is yet another chapter in the overall Marvel franchise saga and it does what it’s suppose to do anyway that you look at it.
This is a fun action packed 2 and a half hours that gives us everything that we can expect from this kind of movie.
Because there is little need for developing the main characters, this movie spends its well paced time developing some of the “minor” heroes who won’t get their own stand alone films.
This is a great because we want to care about everyone on the team and not just Iron Man, Thor and Captain America [eventhough I love Cap and he’s my favorite Avenger 🙂 ]
The danger of movies with large cast of characters is that the minor ones get lost in the shuffle because there is too much Star power driving the “main” heroes, but that is not so here.
All of the characters get enough time to show us who they are, why they are part of the team and most importantly, why we want to watch them fight off evil.
James Spader was an amazing choice for Ultron and based on the trivia revealed below, JW knew that too.
These movies all have multiple plot strings, some related to the current movie story and other related to the Marvel Umbrella story.
I can’t wait to one day see all of the finished product and then fully understand the “big picture” of what is going on in the Umbrella storyline as opposed to just the small puzzle pieces that we are being given movie by movie.
This is one of the best in the franchise, but still doesn’t come close to the way I felt about Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) all 4 times I saw it (That reminds me, I should rewatch it again, it has been 3 months) 🙂
Bottom Line – Such a fun superhero movie that does a great job focusing on and developing the team as a whole instead of the just heroes we all already know from previous stand alone films. Spader was an amazing choice to play Ultron. Lots of action the entire time and it’s a great skipping stone in the overall Marvel storyline. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – James Spader was Joss Whedon’s first and only choice for the role of Ultron, because of his “hypnotic voice that can be eerily calm and compelling while also being very human and humorous”. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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