Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen
Director: Joss Whedon
Running Time: 142mins
Okay, get ready to hate me and/or crucify me because you superhero/Marvel fans out there are not going to be happy about this one!
If you saw my previous post on Avengers Assemble you will know that i was less than pleased with that instalment of the franchise and the tradition seems to have continued. Needless to say, i didnt like it.
Now, before you jump down my throat let me tell you why. There are two types of people in the world who will watch this film: the Marvel/superhero experts and everyone else. I am a proud member of the everybody else club and as such i still expect to go into franchise/sequel films like Star Trek or Star Wars etc. and even having not seen the originals can follow the story. In this respect is why i did not like it. As a fan this was probably your version of multiple orgasms but for a Joe Bloggs movie goer i dont think it was easy enough to follow
- Who is Ultron?
- Why is he so angry?
- Was he a person why he has this odd personality?
- What happened to Jarvis?
- Cant Tony make a new Jarvis? I mean, where is the backup USB data?
- Why is Cap Am still so boring?
- Why is Bruce still complaining that he’s the Hulk. Havent you had time to accept this by now?
- Why does Thor keep going off and doing his own thing?
- What was he doing in that water?
- How/why is that water even there?
- Who is that red man?
- Is he good or bad?
- Who pays for the city repairs?
- Do they have airspace clearance for these jets?
I am fully aware that a lot of these questions can be answered by a true fanatic but my point stands that i should have been able to follow get the general idea of this withiut being a fan. As a regualr movie goer it made little sense and i was actually quite bored.
In all honesty it felt like waiting two years for the continuation of a television show. Just another episode featuring your local neighbiurhood superheros. Nothing spectacular happened, there were no especially amazing stunts, the dialogue left a lot to be desired and the attempt at extra back story with Natasha and Hawkeye was just dull.
Once again, a Marvel instalment has failed to impress me and as much as i can understand and respect the reasons why i didnt follow, i feel this is a short coming in its delivery.