The Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Movie Review

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This being a film that I wasn’t very interested in seeing, I found it to be moderately interesting. That’s not to say though, that if I was interested in seeing it, that I would have found it to be any different. The film itself I was just able to bear. The CGI was done well on the majority of the film too. The characters were the same old, same old. There was a particularly strange love interest in there, that seemed almost like they just put it there to entice audiences into watching it. That being said, they did well to convey a sense of love between the two. The plotline, however, was something that anyone would have guessed and everyone probably did. I know I did.
The usual plotline for a superhero film is that the good guys are having a good time, living life. The bad guys are shown plotting something. The good guys aren’t any the wiser and then the bad guys show up, causing mayhem. There’s a love interest somewhere, which subsequently gets messed with by the bad guys in some way or another. The good guys and bad guys fight in some big battle and the good guys struggle to survive the attack. After almost all hope is lost, the good guys miraculously manage to save the day. They all live happily ever after.
There… that about sums up the usual comic book film, and to be fair, the majority of almost any film with a hero and a villain.
I never understood the fascination of films that are so similar, like comic book films. They’re great for entertainment purposes, but that’s about it. I’m not saying it was a terrible film, because it wasn’t. It just wasn’t that great… especially with all the hype that surrounded the film.
A big flaw I found with the CGI in this film however, was at the very start when they’re all racing through the snowy forest. A few of the soldiers are being thrown about and it all looks incredibly fake. The CGI just looked bad. They spent money and effort making the rest of the film look superb, which paid off, but it’s just that scene that is a let down for me. Even some of the Avengers aren’t terribly well done.
As for the acting, among others, James Spader as Ultron was great and so was Paul Bettany as Jarvis.
If you’re a Marvel fan, or love comic book/superhero movies, or even if you just want some entertainment for a few hours, then this a good film to go and watch.
One of my favourite posters of the film is below

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First Image Of Ian McKellan From Mr. Holmes

The legendary detective will take to the big screen again in Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes. This time, however, with Ian McKellan playing a 93 year old version of him.

The film is to be set in 1947, where Sherlock Holmes is in retirement. He lives with his housekeeper and her son, who is an amateur detective.

When a cold case from his past starts haunting him again, he is forced out of retirement and back onto the streets to solve the case. Unfortunately, Dr. Watson won’t be taking part in this adventure.

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Mr. Holmes will open in the UK in 2015. with an exact release date yet to be determined. An exact date is still to be confirmed.

NEW Batman & Batmobile Revealed In Full

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Looking at the newly released image, it shows Batman in front of the batmobile. The batmobile is a mix between Burton/Schumacher’s vehicle and Nolan’s tumbler, and Batman’s outfit is a mix between the old generations and the newer one. The kevlar plates on the suit have gone, being replaced by skin-like elements.

Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman is released in April/May 2016

NEW Guardians Of The Galaxy Poster Released

A new poster for Guardians Of The Galaxy has arrived online, revealing some incredible artwork.

Check out the poster below!

The movie will be coming out in the UK on 1 August 2014.

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NEW Images Released For Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

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In the first image, Eva Green is looking the part, her body hidden by whisps of white smoke.

In the other two images that were released, Josh Brolin and Jessica Alba are shown as their characters in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

The film is taking up it’s original design concept again of black and white. Hopefully there are a lot of red splashes within the film too, like in the first.

The sequel will be shot in 3D, which Robert Rodriguez is excited about, because he wants to push the visuals further than ever before.

“The first Sin City was such an experiment,” says Rodriguez. “We weren’t sure what audiences would accept, because it was just completely different. They liked it, so I could push it forward and do more of what I wanted the first time.”

Let’s just hope that the sequel is as good as the first, if not, even better.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Co-starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will be released in the UK on 29th August 2014

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NEW Poster For The Raid 2: Berandal

A brand new poster for The Raid 2: Berandal has been released. The poster is a mosaic of smaller images that form a larger image of Rama (Iko Uwais).

This movie will be set a few hours after the original, with the main character having little time to relax.

With a lot of criminals after his family, Rama has to go to long lengths to make sure his family doesn’t get hurt.

With his undercover mission taking him into a prison, it seems set to be an epic film.

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Directed by Gareth Evans.
Co-starring Julie Estelle and Alex Abbad.
The Raid 2: Berandal will be released in the UK on 11 April 2014.

Marvel Released New Captain America Posters

With the upcoming Captain America movie on it’s way, Marvel have been releasing character posters.
So far, they have released a character poster for Captain America, Black Widow and Nick Fury.
Now we just have to be on the look out for more posters. Here are the three so far!
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