First of all, the first Avengers is great. It is a well written, clever, and well acted movie. It's action scenes are great, it features a god villain, and above all else, it puts many major superheroes into one movie. That was the draw. Seeing all your favorite heroes on screen is what matters. That effect couldn't be replicated. Age of Ultron is not a bad movie by any means, but it also doesn't add anything new. The CGI fight scenes are still good, the heroes still work well together, the comedy is (somewhat) spot on, and the villain is still well written. Ultron simply relies too much on the wow factor that brought its predecessor so much success. The comedy is also up fro debate. It seems unnatural in this movie, almost forced. The characters are sarcastic and witty, but this movie was filled with comedic moments, almost too much so. The jokes fall very flat when the audience is being beaten over the head with them. The finale is also, well, not exciting. If an editor placed the finale of the first Avengers films and this one side by side, there is very little difference. The over the top CGI cluster that is the finale just doesn't seem as exciting after seeing an almost copy paste from the original. Avenger Age of Ultron is a good movie, its a fun movie, but it doesn't bring anything new to the table. Had the film actually brought something new, like a darker plot, or a more interesting plot, or... anything really, the movie would have been great. Unless Marvel stops dumbing down their films, they are going to hit a wall. They need to learn that their most successful films are the ones that are different (ie Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: Winter Soldier). If they don't learn this lesson, future films will be just as OK as Age of Ultron, and that is a scary thought.
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