I haven’t read comic books in a long time, but one of my all time favorite character in the Marvel Universe is Adam Warlock. I mention Adam, because his claim to fame was that he held the six Infinity Stones and became a god once or twice. He defeated that goofy looking purple guy that showed up in Guardians of the Galaxy and at the end of Age of Ultron. I didn’t see Adam though.
Ok, so what about Age of Ultron? Eh. Another CGI Fest that’s on its way to making a couple of billion dollars.
Ultron was an annoying fellow. He was somehow a clone of Tony ‘The Snark Master’ Stark. He talked in jokes and he brought to mind that other great CGI actor, Jar Jar Binks. He was a computer generated cartoon character. Yeah, he wanted to destroy the world, but so what? My biggest problem with CGI is that it removes any feeling of danger because a floating city made out of pixels being destroyed doesn’t really bother me much.
Age of Ultron also reminded me of the last two Matrix films, where a clone army fights to death after meaningless death. There are countless battle scenes where apparently no one is ever hurt, at least not until it serves the plot. And then there is the usual problem of having Hawkeye and Black Widow teaming up with Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, and Thor. What exactly do they bring to the team? Hawkeye even makes a joke about how he has to fight with nothing but a bow and arrows.
The biggest problem with the story is that Tony Stark is the evil villain, but no one gives a damn. He creates Ultron for crying out loud. And no one even mentions that it seems a little odd that he had an Anti-Hulk suit in orbit, just in case. Does he have suits waiting to take out Thor and Captain America as well?
Age of Ultron wasn’t a terrible movie. It’s not up there with stinkers like Peter Jackson’s King Kong or Matrix Revolutons, but it’s nothing special either.