The Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Movie Review

image

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

image

Advertisements

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!
image

image

image

NEW RoboCop Images Released

image

With an official trailer launch bringing a shiny new trailer to us later this week, RoboCop has released new character images!

The new images show off a main cast that looks as bad ass as we hope the movie does. Amongst the cast photos, it features Samuel L. Jackson as a TV host and Gary Oldman as a scientist, Dr. Dennett Norton.

The RoboCop remake will show the story of our hero and cop, Alex Murphy, who finds himself transformed into RoboCop after being wounded, critically, in the line of duty. OmniCorp seems a little unethical as well.

image

image

image

image

image

Directed by José Padilha.
Co-starring Jay Baruchel, Michael Keaton and Abbie Cornish.
UK release on 7 February 2014.

Samuel L. Jackson Joined The Secret Service

wpid-samuel-l-jackson-joins-the-secret-service-141767-a-1375424921-470-75.jpg

Samuel L. Jackson has now been added to the long list of cast members that will be starring in Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of The Secret Service.

The film follows a veteran secret agent who brings on a younger assistant and teaches him everything he knows.

Colin Firth and Taron Egerton are already cast and Vaughn had said that he wanted a big name to play the main character.

Apparently, Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio were considered for the role, before the decision was made to go with Jackson.

Emma Watson and Bella Heathcote are both being considered for the main female lead, which has yet to be cast.

The Secret Service will open in the US on 14 November 2014, with a UK date to be confirmed.

NEW Oldboy Banner Revealed At Comic-Con 2013!

image

The banner for Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake was revealed at Comic-Con 2013.
It hasn’t been revealed yet, just who the woman with the umbrella is in the picture, but it will most likely get revealed soon.
There is only one guess that is floating around at the moment, and that is that the woman standing in the rain is the young social worker.

Directed by Spike Lee.
Co-starring Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Imperioli.

Oldboy will open in the UK on 6 December 2013.