Presented by James M. Tate / 4/30/2015 / 3 Comments / 2015 , comic book , franchise , robert downey jr. , sequel
REVIEW OF AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
|2015 rating: *1/2|
And there are about five jokes per minute, as if Robert Downey Jr’s quick-witted sarcasm was infected onto everyone else – even Ultron, Tony’s dominating Artificial Intelligence Robot, who's full of wry wisdom: His nefarious motivation to do very bad things but unlike Loki, with an entire THOR film to catapult his dastardly menace, the titular heavy's purpose is completely forced and thoroughly confusing. Making the few good action sequences… like Hulk and Iron Man squaring off… impressive eye candy that lacks any rhyme or reason.
|Stark & Ultron circa 1980's|
And with so much excruciating downtime this time around, you would think the gang was saving up their energy… and for what, exactly? With all the jesting, where's the danger? The urgency? Robert Doweny Jr is once again the man of the hour, and he has a natural sense of humor, but he's overreached in constantly trying to please the audience. Meanwhile, Stark's creation, on the verge to destroy mankind, should be no laughing matter. Yet AGE plays out like The Rat Pack detonating an A-bomb, and not even that entertaining.