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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Avengers Age of Ultron Movie Review Podcast

Avengers: Age of Ultron, is another superhero sequel that follows the studio philosophy of more more more. There's a bigger budget ($280 million), there's a lot more visual effects (over 3,000 shots), and a whole slew of extra characters (I ran out of fingers and toes while counting). Thankfully, there's more right about this film than wrong. Director Joss Whedon being able to wrangle up this huge cast while dealing with studio pressure, and still make an entertaining Summer movie, is a commendable effort in itself. However, when it's all said and done, that's all this movie is,  just a sequel. Here's my biggest problem with this film; It spends so much time connecting itself to other Marvel properties and future projects that, much of the film loses its grounding. Also, it's called "Age of Ultron" yet, the Ultron villain (fantastically voiced by James Spader) doesn't get time to grow (or evolve) and ends up just being that current baddie in the way. Marvel is making dozens of other films in the next couple of decades so, why not let Ultron have its moment in the sun and let everything else sort itself out over time? Same goes for Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor Johnson). They are in the entire film but, they don't really say, anything.

Joe and Mike sit and discuss the latest movie release and news of the week! Please join us.

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