Monday, 27 April 2015

Movie Reviews: Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron (12A)

Writer & Director:
Joss Whedon

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Wow, if you like your comic Superheroes, then this is the movie for you because there are an awful lot of them. Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, The Hulk and Black Widow are joined by Scarlet Witch, The Vision, Ultron, Quick Silver and Nick Fury. (Cast list here ~ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2395427/fullcredits/)
Basically the world is put at risk when a peacekeeping programme (Ultron) made by Tony Stark & Bruce Banner, goes rogue. Cue lots of terminator style robots that need destroying by the superheroes inter cut with various other subplots: Hawkeye's private life, The Hulk and Black Widow love interest, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver back story and most importantly, the emergence of a second infinity stone. Don't bother with 3D as there is enough going on without it. A gargantuan Marvel free-for-all, four out five stars.
****




DVD round-up

We're The Millers (15)
***
Jason Sudekis plays a pot dealer who enlists the help of a stripper (Jennifer Anniston) to pose as a 'family' on a drugs run from Mexico to America for $10,000. Made me laugh.

Earth to Echo (PG)
****
Family friendly movie, think ET meets Super 8.

Draft Day (15)
****
Always watchable Kevin Costner stars in this dramatic examination of the NFL draft process.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (12)
**
So not enjoying this reboot anymore...

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (15) 
***
Will Ferrell is back as Ron Burgundy, the anchorman for a new 24 hour news show. Funnier than the first.

Lucy (15)
***
Interesting sci-fi action thriller right up until the silly ending.


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