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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1 May 2015 (USA)
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When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.

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Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction. Written by applenatalia9

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A new age begins


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments. | See all certifications »

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$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$191,271,109, 1 May 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$459,005,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,405,413,868
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Trivia

If Marvel Studios had the rights, this film would feature the three strongest fictional metals in the Marvel universe: vibranium (Cap's shield), uru (Thor's hammer), and adamantium (Ultron's original body), but because 20th Century Fox owns the rights to everything related to the X-Men, admantium is never mentioned in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See more »

Goofs

(at around 30 mins) During the after party battle in the Avengers building, several of the non-powered Avengers (War Machine, Iron Man and Hawkeye) are shown undergoing impact that should have either severely injured or killed them. War Machine (Rhodes) is shown being thrown through a plate glass 15-20 feet away and then falling an additional 20-30 to a concrete deck below. Iron Man (Tony Stark) is shown landing on a concrete staircase in manner that demonstrated he didn't prepare for the fall beforehand. Both should have been seriously injured or even killed from their impacts and yet later are shown only having lacerations and bruises to show for their troubles. See more »

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Strucker: [on PA system] Report to your stations immediately. This is not a drill. We are under attack!
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Crazy Credits

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Written by Gene Krupa and Roy Eldridge (as David Roy Eldridge)
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Somewhat disappointed
13 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Marvel and have seen the other Avengers titles, and so I went into this one with certain expectations. They weren't met.

As opposed to earlier installments, barely a few minutes seem to pass in AoU without one of the characters making what is supposed to be an amusing, throwaway remark/one-liner. There's nothing wrong with injecting a little levity into the proceedings, but in this case, I found it excessive, and detrimental both to the flow of action and to the characters and how you engage. Wisecracking is usually one character's responsibility, specifically to provide comic relief. When all the characters are doing it, it gets tired very quickly.

I found the plot to be a bit messy, perhaps because I'm a comics purist, and the introduction and treatment of several new characters here is only tangentially related, if even that, to their actual origin stories as per the comics. With apologies to James Spader, I found the portrayal of Ultron in particular to be bordering on the ridiculous, and inappropriately "human", as in my imaginings, Ultron was always more of a Terminator-style killing machine with tyrannical tendencies, whereas we're presented here with more of a lovable but psychotic rogue with as much dangerous charm as he has nuts and bolts. The whole effort seems to be held together by an abundance of action, new characters, and cameos from previous characters (Samuel L. Jackson, or Idris Elba) to distract from the general lack of substance.

All in all, it was 2+ hours that I don't totally regret spending, but would not see it again, or recommend it - unless it's just for the voyeuristic pleasure of seeing your favourite eye-candy protagonists in biker leathers and latex.


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