My Old Addiction

Avengers: Age Of Ultron


(out of 5)

The superhero variety bag is back, they once again have to save the world and, in an ironic twist, the villain trying to destroy humanity is their own damn fault!  ‘s Iron Man has been dabbling with artificial intelligence technology and his latest experiment has gone awry, a wormy entity that has taken over his entire command network, destroying his Jarvis program and becoming its own malevolent being (voiced quite effectively by ).  Its mission, it says, is mass murder in order to move on to the next stage of evolution and its reasons that the Avengers are becoming obsolete and no progression of life on Earth was ever without its painful sacrifices.  Add a few public relations nightmares like The Hulk accidentally destroying a few city blocks, plus the personality clashes that cause infighting among the crew and you have the distinct possibility that the bad guy might get away with it and our heroic team might actually be rendered asunder.  Joss Whedon keeps it effectively light despite the mammoth length in this reasonably entertaining adventure, a worthy follow-up to the immensely popular original.  There’s some intelligent philosophizing in the writing that never overpowers the main focus of escapist entertainment, and all the richly talented actors get to show off in their respective roles, but if you didn’t give a shit about any of this before, you’re not going to this time.  The film isn’t torture to sit through, but it’s best avoided if you’re not already a convert to its world.

Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures

USA, 2015

Directed by 

Screenplay by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics by

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,



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