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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Chef Official – Trailer (2014)

When Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen—and zest for life and love.

5 Iron Man Movie Facts

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The Roadster that Tony Stark worked on is asctually owned by director Jon Favreau.

The sound used during a target lock in Iron Man’s heads up display is the sound of the laser cannon in the original Space Invaders game.

Most of the exterior scenes set in Afghanistan were filmed in Olancha Sand Dunes. The crew had to endure two days of 40-60mph winds.

The Iron Man Mark 1 armour weighed 90 pounds.

Nicolas Cage and Tom Cruise were interested in playing Iron Man. Cruise in particular was going to act in and produce the film.

The 13 Mistakes Of Iron Man 3

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1. At the end Tony drives an Audi R-8 e-tron, which is an electric car, and doesn’t sound like the noise heard.

2. Before Tony sends a holiday greeting to the Mandarin his car is pointed one way when he gets in, then the car faces the other direction.

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3. When the Iron Patriot Armor is shot at on Air Force One, the bullets ricochet and smash a window. The windows on Air Force One are bulletproof.

4. When Tony is giving his address to the Mandarin through the media the reporter in front of him has a cell phone which changes design between shots.

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5. How come the Extremis serum was able to regenerate Ellen Brandt’s arm but not repair the scar on her face? According to the movie, the serum is supposed rewrite the body’s genetic code and constantly repair damaged cells, so her face should have been restored to its original state, just like her missing arm. Even if she had been born with the scar the serum would have healed it, just like it healed all of Aldrich Killian’s physical impairments.

6. One of the Air Force One survivors is shown floating awkwardly on his stomach with his legs in the air. This was due to the floatation device used by the actor, because no unaided human would be able to be so buoyant in a pose like that.

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7. When Maya is trying to get Killian to let Tony go, she holds a dose of Extremis to her neck and says “1200 cc’s – A dose half this size, I’m dead.” 1200 cc’s is over 40 ounces. What she’s holding is barely the size of a cell phone.

8. Tony is in the bedroom with Maya Hansen, Happy is seen closing the sliding door. With the door just inches from being fully closed, a quick cut to Tony and Maya kissing, then back to Happy, and the door is almost fully open, with Happy in the process of closing it again just as the plant explodes.

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9. When Tony is sending a holiday greeting to The Mandarin, he has sunglasses on. Then in the shot from behind, he doesn’t have any glasses on. Then they reappear in the next shot and then he takes off the sunglasses.

10. When the Mark 42 is “done” assembling for the first time, in Tony’s workshop, a digital model of the suit appears in the lower right corner of the screen. In this render, the suit is complete, but a moment later there is still one piece missing, which hits Tony so hard the entire suit falls apart.

11. When Jarvis wakes Tony up when he is in Tennessee, there is quite a lot of blood on his face. But when he takes off his mask, so before he had any time to wipe it off, the amount of blood decreases significantly.

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12. When Tony is in his garage injecting his arm, his chest piece is glowing brightly through his shirt, however, the very next shot when he is wiping his arm with the alcohol pad, his chest piece is suddenly turned off.

13. When Tony and Rhodes leave the Mandarin’s mansion, Tony has blood on his left eye and cheek, which changes to the other eye between shots, then changes again at the boat.

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Ian McKellen To Play Sherlock Holmes

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Bill Condon, the Director of the Wikileaks drama The Fifth State, has revealed that his next project will be a Sherlock Holmes one. He will direct A Slight Trick Of The Mind with Ian McKellen as the starring role, as an aging Sherlock Holmes.

The film is going to be written by Jeffrey Hatcher (The Duchess) and is based on Mitch Cullin’s novel of the same name.

In the book, Holmes is 93 years old and it’s set in 1947. He has long been retired and been beekeeping. He has slowly deteriorated into not being able to remember things like he used to. Believing that the royal jelly from the bees is part of the secret of him still being on this planet, has taken him to post-war Japan. He encounters the son of a former British diplomat who knew Holmes and disappeared at the start of the war. Holmes doesn’t remember the man, but knows that there is a case to be solved.

By the time that we see Sherlock, it has been a long time since his case solving days and as time progresses, people will obviously pass away, which is what has happened to his faithful sidekick, Dr Watson. In the story, he has long been gone. However, the original novel brought about the timelime of three periods in Sherlocks life, the Sussex part, when he went to Japan and then a time when he was still an active consulting detective in 1902. He would have been investigating The Case Of The Glass Armonicist, which presumably Dr Watson would be helping him on.

“Mitch Cullin’s elegiac novel is not so much about solving a mystery, as it is about accepting life’s mysteries,” believes Anne Carey (Archer Gray Productions), “I could not be more excited about the talent who have come together to make this film a reality.”

Shooting starts in the UK next April.
Between now and then though, watch out for the new Hobbit film, coming in December, which will hold the strangest of sites. Bilbo Baggins is played by Martin Freeman (Dr Watson), Gandalf by Ian McKellen (Sherlock) and Smaug/Necromancer by Benedict Cumberbatch! We can expect a lot of sleuthing talk going on at the set. If we had Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Robert Downey Jr. or Jude Law there too then it would be a mass Sherlock convention!

The Avengers 2 CONFIRMED! ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

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Finally, the Avenger 2 is confirmed! Yes, Joss Whedon confirmed the news at Comic-Con by revealing a teaser reel to go with what he was saying. Showing Iron Man and then glimpses of other Avenger members. Right at the end of the clip brought about a robotic face. The face wasn’t Iron Man though…it was Ultron! The movie will be titled ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’.

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The metal faced villain has been appearing in the comics since the ’60s. He could also be a link to Phase Three and a lot more. Who knows! Well…the writers…but you know.

The new movie should be released May 1, 2015