My Rating: 75/100
Yesterday, my wife and I watched The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
My overall rating, minus all the hoopla and minus all the hype? 75% (in keeping with the critical response on Rotten Tomatoes). Sorry, I wasn’t as enthusiastic about this Avengers sequel, and I thought it was overdone, and not enough character/super hero development.
- Washington Post: 2nd biggest weekend opening ever at $187.7 million.
- 2nd only to its predecessor, The Avengers, which opened to a whopping $207.4 million in 2012.
- Weekend competition: Pacquiao vs Mayweather boxing match, the NBA/NHL playoffs, movie Furious 7, and possibly some pre-Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
Official Trailer No. 1
Aside From The Numbers
Numbers and hype aside, I have to say I wasn’t as enthused with this second Avengers movie as I was with the original.
I thought Age of Ultron was trying too hard to outdo it’s predecessor, and while I found the movie entertaining overall, I have to say I thought it was overdone. Maybe it was me, but there was so much action and CGI effects that I found myself falling asleep despite all this action.
Sometimes, the movie had put character development on the sidelines in favor of all this CGI-laden action. While there is nothing wrong with spectacular action, I just think that sometimes it can be a bit much for the brain to process at one sitting.
Will I watch this movie again?
Probably not, but I would have to watch it again thinking I would catch up on whatever I missed. I admit I came into this movie having NOT watched the trailer(s), and having NOT read the PLOT on Wikipedia.com.
But the feeling I got as I left the theater was one of slight disappointment, which leads me to think I would probably not want to watch Age of Ultron again, unless maybe I’m totally bored and want to rent it cheaply on Redbox.
I overheard a man say to his wife (as I sat with my wife as we waited for the surprise scene at the end), “what a terrible movie”. And while I didn’t hate the movie that much, I did have mixed feelings about it.
As for the surprise scene at the end?
It was too short and cryptic for me. C’mon folks, give us a little more for sitting through the credits!