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Movie review: The Avengers are back

Movie review: The Avengers are back

EARTH’S mightiest heroes are back and this time they are pitted against an enemy that is more powerful than they can comprehend. Avengers: Age of Ultron begins with Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow and Hawkeye taking on the villains just like they always do, and return with the specter which helps Tony Stark in enhancing one of his inventions. What it does is create a monster named Ultron (voiced by James Spader) that is hell bent on the destruction of the human race as it believes it is the rightful ruler of the planet!

Ultron gets support from Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver who believe that their parents were killed by Tony Stark, and the three join forces to beat the crap out of the Avengers. Several action sequences later, the good guys find out Ultron’s actual plan and loyalties change, but not before it’s too late. Avengers save the world, but change their base, suffer losses and gain allies, something that didn’t happen in the previous movies.

The star of the flick is James Spader, the man who voiced Ultron and whose likeness was used to create the facial expression of the villain. He is constantly on the move and gives a tough time to the nine super heroes who do get their way in the end but are made to struggle hard for victory. Captain America (Chris Evans) is his usual self, always advising the modern-day heroes to control their language while fighting for the betterment of his country; Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the eccentric scientist who along with Dr Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) create a monster unknowingly; the back story of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is given a chance to develop here, making the flick a treat for fans of Marvel Comics.

Like all Marvel movies, this one has its share of action sequences that will stay in your mind when you exit the cinema. The funny one-liners including jokes regarding Thor’s Hammer are also worth mention, but the mayhem shown in the flick could have been reduced. Too much destruction seems to be getting old even for viewers who are getting tired of CGI destruction.

Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) makes his entry as the fastest man in the Marvel Universe whereas his twin sister Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) shocks all with her powers. Vision (Paul Bettany) is the most amazing of the new Avengers as he impresses all including the hard-to-impress Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Watch it otherwise you will miss a part of the timeline that will develop into something more important in 2018 through Avengers: Infinity War.

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