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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Terminator To Return To TV

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Are you ready for it? Another pounding by the machines? Well, get ready for another Terminator series to hit our TV screens, after seeing Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles a few years back.

The producers that are behind the brand new trilogy are working on a series that will extend the story of the movie that is currently in development.

It has not been said as to what storylines they will use, but it has been mentioned that it will follow a plot moment from James Cameron’s 1984 original. Instead of carrying along the same lines though, they will be throwing it in a completely different direction altogether.

Plans are being made as well, so that the series will intertwine with the new movie(s) at different points.

For a while now, we have been wondering whether Arnold Schwarzenegger would be returning to the franchise at all, after leaving us to become the governor of California and having to be made from computer generated imagery in the last movie. Well, it looks like he is, as it has been said that he will be reprising his role for the new film in, in some way or another.

The news on the series at the moment is that Thor: The Dark World’s Alan Taylor and the producers are narrowing in on an actress to play Sarah Connor.