The first day, first show of Avengers- Age of Ultron at PVR Cinemas indicated Housefull. This proved the fact that the fan base of this series has remained intact even after the last installment of the film The Avengers which released way back in the year 2012. As I entered the hall, I was full of high expectations (what with a bunch of superheroes). Read on to know whether this installment fulfills the expectations or not..
The story narrates how Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) begins a dormant peacekeeping program which goes terribly wrong. This forces him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble once again. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron (James Spader). Ultron is a technological terror whose main aim is human extinction. The Avengers encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff too in their fight against Ultron. What happens to the human race? Can The Avengers save them again?
The director Joss Whedon must be given an appreciative pat on the back for the simplicity of the plot. Had the plot been complicated and the number of new characters more in this film, chances were that the audiences would be very, very confused. As an Avengers fan, I was quite happy with all the destruction and the ultimate end of the story. But as a film critic, I wished the director had done something more with the genre. He had the necessary resources and the finest actors to carry on with the experimentation. But he refrained from doing so. There are chances of the films becoming repetitive and boring therefore in the near future.
The humor element in the film is however quite interesting. Tony Stark as usual has most of the cheesy one liners up his sleeves. Even Captain America gets his share of humorous statements in this film.
The fight sequences are good and engaging (which is common for films in this series). However the battle scene in the second half which stretches over thirty minutes drags the film a bit. The editing department should have liberally chopped away half of the duel scenes.
One interesting turn of event which will catch the eyes of many Avengers fans is the development of romance between The Incredible Hulk and The Black Widow. This is indeed quite interesting and provided a great relief to all the destruction rampant in the film.
The digital department fellows surely did a hard job in the film. Kudos to their efforts!! The film especially in the 3D format looks extremely attractive due to the hard work of the digital artists.
Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Natasha/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and, of course, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) all do justice to their roles. But a little bit risk taking by Whedon could have done wonders in this film too.
Avengers- Age of Ultron is not to be missed. It is worth the wait. (Forget the minor glitches because even superheroes at the end of the day can go wrong sometimes).
P.S. Do not leave the hall before the end credits finish. There is something interesting there.
Sholoana Bangaliana Rating-3/5
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