Who would have thought that there would be a sequel to The Avengers? Oh, yeah, pretty much every one. Let me start off by saying that I am a HUGE fan of the first film. I personally think that it is a perfect film. With the amounts of detail they had to put in and they did it brilliantly. All because of Joss Whedon.
So, when it was announced that a sequel was confirmed, I instantly got excited. Now, having seeing the movie, I did really liked it, but didn’t love it. In fact, I was bit let down. Here’s why.
The film is too bloated. Not in terms of action, but with characters. There are too many of them. You have the Avengers (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye) which is of course needed. And then you have Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, James Rhodes, Falcon, Agent Hill and more and more. It becomes to a point that the film has characters for the sake of it. Even Nick Fury’s appearance feels forced just for the sake of Samuel L Jackson.
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch I personally found to be a bit pointless to the film. Didn’t see any point of including them. If you took their characters out, the film wouldn’t make much of a difference. It made the film too bloated by including these characters in particular. And also their accents (which is supposed to be Russian) let’s just say is not the best.
And let us talk about Ultron played by the brilliant James Spader. When you first see him, you get excited just how menacing he is. And then later on he can become a cartoon character. Mainly because he is a funny presence and at a point acts like a child. This maybe that he is a creation and very new as well. Which is acceptable.
But, The Vision played by the extraordinary Paul Bettany is a fantastic addition to the film. Whenever he appears he just shines and almost steals the show.
And the positives. Everyone in the Avengers team shines. Robert Downey Jr still stands his point as being perfect for the role of Tony Stark and Ironman. He is still brilliant as always. As is Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffallo, Scarlet Johansson and Jeremy Renner.
One thing I admired was that Jeremy Renner’s character was extremely developed and made his character even more emotional than the first one.
The film is non stop action and exciting as well. The action just never stops and you are entertained throughout the entire film.
Even though the film isn’t as good as the first one, it is still worth seeing on the biggest screen possible. I did expect too much, but got more than enough as it was a hard task to top the first film.