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Movie Review: The Avengers – Age of Ultron

Any fans of Marvel, fans of any comic book story, universe or even fans of action movies, will know that The Avengers – Age of Ultron opened this weekend.  Now I’m not the biggest comic book fan, or super hero fan, but I am a fan of good action movies.  Having enjoyed the first avengers movie, as well as seeing all the Iron Man, and Captain America films I knew this movie was on my “must see” list of movies for 2015.  The hype for it was in place since the first teaser trailer aired oh so many months ago.  I would have to say, I wasn’t disappointed

Age of Ultron  takes place some time after the last Avengers movie, as well as after Captain America – Winter Soldier, Iron Man 3.  The film starts you off right in the action, seeing the Avengers fighting together, eliminating some Hydra base camp and setting up the story that the previous Avengers movie left.  Now I’m not going to divulge to much detail as I don’t want to spoil the story, but I can say that the action sequences were great, and the 3D in the movie was perfect.  I’ve said it before, that I’m not a huge fan of the 3D movies, as it was still mostly a gimmick to sell higher priced tickets, but over the last few years it has developed into a great movie experience, and Age of Ultron really captures this.  Shortly after the 3D trailer for the new Star Wars “The Force Awakens”, I pretty much forgot I was even watching a 3D movie, even though you notice a lot of the 3D effects.  I learned long ago that 3D in a movie might mean they toss a few items out of the screen at you (as I said, a gimmick), but Age of Ultron was entirely done in 3D and I loved every minute.

While the movie did feel a little long, I didn’t mind quite that much.  At 2hrs, 22mins in length it seems to be a standard length for top grossing movies in the last few years.  Just make sure to not drink your large pop to fast, or you will miss some great sequences in that quick run to the washroom.

All in all, The Avengers – Age of Ultron made a great addition to the Marvel universe, and I am looking forward to the next great movie in the universe.

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