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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The Bourne Legacy Sequel Gets 2015 Release Date

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Jeremy Renner will return to the big screen again as Aaron Cross, in the Bourne Legacy sequel.

Universal has confirmed the 2015 release date and will open in the US on 14 August 2015. It seems that Universal are going to be putting another epic film into 2015, which already has a massive collection of blockbuster movies to blow our minds. It’s going to be the most action packed, competitive blockbuster summer ever!

The sequel will be directed by Justin Lin, along with the script being written by Anthony Peckham, who is currently working hard to get it finished.

There hasn’t been a mention of a plot-line for the movie yet, but we are assuming it will continue from where it left off.

Will Matt Damon return as Jason Bourne in this sequel though? Were not sure, only time can tell.

Next Bourne Film Directed By Justin Lin

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With the Bourne franchise a good number of films in, Universal has set Justin Lin to direct ‘The Bourne Legacy’ sequel.

Jeremy Renner will continue playing Aaron Cross, picking up where he left off.

With the script already penned by Anthony Peckham, only time can tell whether we will see this second outing for Cross take off in a new direction or just carry on following the Bourne storyline.

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With the Summer of 2015 already bulging with blockbusting movies, it is no surprise to see that there is a rumour that Universal has landed this movie with a Summer 2015 release date too. Officially though, no release date has been announced yet.
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The Bourne Legacy – Movie Review

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SPOILER ALERT!

We all know Bourne as Matt Damon. That changes in this movie. This movie takes place around the same time as the Bourne Ultimatum and it’s not entirely clear as to whether this was the original intention for the series of movies, or whether it has been altered in this movie and we are supposed to take it that it has been happening all along. In some ways it is a great way to go with the storyline, but on the other hand it’s almost like they were trying to think of a way that they could make another Bourne film without Damon.

In The Bourne Legacy, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) is a member of Operation Outcome, just like Jason Bourne was, which is one of the Department of Defense’s black ops programs. They provide their agents with green pills that enhance physical abilities and blue pills that enhance mental abilities. In the movie these are known as ‘chems’. We learn that Cross has been genetically modified by a tailored virus to retain the physical benefits without needing to take the green chems anymore. He finds out that this has been done to him, by a female doctor, Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz), who was saved by Cross when the CIA tried to kill her. She starts telling him about what she has done to him and he immediately wants her to modify the virus so that it can lock the blue chems in, resulting in him not having to take them any more.

The movie plot is that he has to get to Manila to get the virus, along with Shearing, so they can modify it, before the CIA catch up with them, in their attempt to kill the last remaining members of Operation Outcome and anyone that knows anything about it.

Overall the movie was great. It had an entertaining plot and kept the viewer’s attention throughout it all, with a few ‘jumpy’ moments thrown in for good measure. One of those times being when Cross and another member of Operation Outcome, hear something whilst stranded in the middle of the snowy mountains. It turns out to a radio controlled plane, with a missile heading straight for them. The jump is as the missile ‘near-misses- Cross and obliterates the cabin he was just in, along with the other Operation Outcome member.

Apart from a good plot and some great ‘jumpy’ moments, the movie seemed to lack something. It may have been the lack of Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne, but Renner definitely makes up for it with his Bond like personality. One thing that did seem to let the movie down was the ending, with it climaxing with a motorbike chase, coming to a crashing stop at a man and son’s feet, who they hitch a ride with, losing their identities into the sunset. It almost felt like they didn’t know how to end it, so they cut out scenes that explained how the movie wrapped up and then cut to the final scene of them escaping into the setting sun.

This movie is definitely a must-see, even if it is for you to take what you have just read and find out for yourself.

Here is the trailer to the movie:

The Bourne Legacy is now available to buy on DVD and BluRay.