Avengers: Age of Ultron – 2015

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Avengers: Age of Ultron greek posterGenre:
Action
Adventure
Science Fiction

Release Date:
April 13, 2015

Duration:
141 minutes

Plot:
Avengers are attacking a Hydra base, a fortified castle in Sokovia. They intend to achieve a powerful blow to the terrorist organization and they hope to find Loki’s scepter. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) are on a melee fight with countless Hydra soldiers and… they win! You didn’t expect anything different. On the side of the defenders are a man who can run too fast, Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who creates a problem mainly to Hawkeye.

Avengers Age of Ultron first fight sceneThe castle is protected by a force field, but the Avengers destroy it and soon, they penetrate the castle. In a room the scepter of Loki is guarded. As they try to get there, our favorite comic book heroes are attacked by Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), who uses her hex powers to awaken their worst nightmares in their minds. Finally, Iron Man get the scepter in his hand and the twins Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who watch him staying hidden, seem to be satisfied. What could that mean?

damaged iron legion armorBack in New York, dr Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) are working in a very ambitious and difficult project. Stark found, in the Infinity Stone of Loki’s scepter, an Artificial Intelligence program. After many hours of work and code hacking, they name the new program Ultron. Ultron – a program far more advanced than J.A.R.V.I.S. – will replace J.A.R.V.I.S. in the automatic control of Iron Legion, a global security system. And if this is not scary enough, wait to see what will come next.

In the mean time, Avengers are having a party with many heroes and friends, to celebrate their victory at Sokovia. Among the guests is an old man (Stan Lee) who really wants to taste the ale that the god of Thunder is drinking. This was a really bad idea… they had to carry him out! Back in the labs, Ultron gains self-consciousness. He exchanges information with J.A.R.V.I.S. and decides that there is only one solution for world peace: the destruction of humanity. He starts his insane plan with exterminating J.A.R.V.I.S. and he takes control of the Iron Legion.

avengers 2 ultron party sceneThe time has passed, the guests are gone, and the Avengers are having fun with a different game: they try to lift the Mjolnir. Black Widow did not even want to try, and finally only Captain America made it move a little. Thor comments that they could not lift his hammer because they are unworthy. While the whole team of the Avengers bursts to laughter, a robot from the Iron Legion enters the room.

Ultron I have no stringsTony Stark: It’s biometrics, right? Like a security code? “Whoever is carrying Thor’s fingerprints” is, I think, the literal translation.
Thor: Yes, well that’s a very, very interesting theory. I have a simpler one: You are not worthy.
Ultron: Worthy? How could you be worthy? You’re all killers.

You want to protect the world, but you don’t want it to change.

There’s only one path to peace… your extinction.

Our impressions and movie review:
Avengers Ultron fightJosh Weddon is directing “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and he also wrote the scenario. In the long-awaited sequel to Avengers 2012. Too many superheroes together, against a very powerful villain. Ultron!

The “good old boy” James Spader as Ultron steals the show – there is no other actor who could have done better in the role of the paranoid android who wants to destroy the Avengers and eliminate all humans. All actors are doing a good job, but they don’t have much screen time, except maybe for Jeremy Renner in the role of Hawkeye.

HulkbusterThe battle scene between Hulk and Iron Man – who uses the special for the occasion Hulkbuster armor – is flawless. The movie is full of fights, disasters, visual effects, “lethal” quotes and everything one expected of a blockbuster. Avengers 2 are expected to sell out, since it has already brought evenue to cover the 250.000.000$ it costed to produce it. And keep in mind that this is before the USA premiere. On the other hand, it leaves a feeling that something is missing. Like eating snacks or chips, but still being hungry because you did not eat a proper dish. The comparison with the recent X-Men: Days of Future Past is inevitable and Avengers 2 lose for a few points. Nevertheless, this is a very nice action movie, with interesting elements that cleverly build the story for the upcoming movies Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.

Avengers: Age of Ultron – Trailer (Full HD, Greek subs)

Trivial the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron – 2015:

  • Scenes of the movie were filmed in South Africa, England, Italy and Korea
  • 19 different companies worked for the production of the visual effects
  • The production cost of the film reached $250,000,000
  • The revenues exceeded $220 million before the US premiere
  • No special effects were used for the voice of Ultron. This is the normal voice of James Spader
  • Ultron sings “I’ve Got No Strings”, from the movie Pinocchio – 1940. This is a parallelism between Pinocchio, a puppet that became a real child, and Ultron, a robot that gained self-consciousness
  • Chris Evans (Captain America), Stellan Skarsgård (Dr. Selvig) and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver) have their birthday on June 13
  • Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner) have their birthday in November 22
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lindsay Lohan and Sasha Pieterse were a candidate for the role of Scarlet Witch
  • In comics, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are the children of Magneto, mutant by birth. Because the rights of X-Men and Magneto belong to Fox, in the Avengers movie they are presented as orphans who gained superpowers after experiments with the scepter of Loki. Of course there is no reference to Magneto
  • While the film was shot, to keep it a secret, they refered to the movie as “After Party”.
  • Ulysses Klaw, an accomplice of Ultron, will be the villain in the film Black Panther – 2018
    • Movie Quote Avengers: Age of Ultron

      Ultron: Now I’m free. There are no strings on me!

      Movie Quote Avengers: Age of Ultron

      Ultron: I was designed to save the world. People would look to the sky, and see hope… I’ll take that from them first! … There’s only one path to peace… your extinction.

      Movie Quote Avengers: Age of Ultron

      Black Widow: Am I always picking up after you boys?

      Movie Quote Avengers: Age of Ultron

      Nick Fury: Here we all are, with nothing but our wit and our will to save the world! So stand and fight!

      Movie Quote Avengers: Age of Ultron

      Ultron: Don’t compare me with Stark! He’s a sickness!
      Tony Stark: Aww, junior, you’re going to break your old man’s heart…

      Movie Quote Avengers: Age of Ultron

      Thor: IS THAT THE BEST YOU CAN DO?
      [with a gesture, Ultron summons multitude of drones]
      Ultron: THIS is the best I can do. This is what I’ve been waiting for. All of you against all of me!
      Captain America: You had to ask?

      Credits:

      Writers:
      Joss Whedon

      Director:
      Joss Whedon

      Cast:
      Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark / Iron Man
      Chris Hemsworth – Thor
      Scarlett Johansson – Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
      Chris Evans – Steve Rogers / Captain America
      Mark Ruffalo – Bruce Banner / The Hulk
      Jeremy Renner – Clint Barton / Hawkeye
      Linda Cardellini – Laura Barton
      Hayley Atwell – Peggy Carter
      Elizabeth Olsen – Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
      Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver
      James Spader – Ultron (voice)
      Cobie Smulders – Maria Hill
      Tom Hiddleston – Loki
      Idris Elba – Heimdall
      Samuel L. Jackson – Nick Fury
      Paul Bettany – Jarvis / The Vision
      Stellan Skarsgård – Erik Selvig
      Andy Serkis – Ulysses Klaw
      Lou Ferrigno – Hulk (voice)
      Anthony Mackie – Sam Wilson / Falcon
      Don Cheadle – Colonel James Rhodes / War Machine
      Julie Delpy – Baron Wolfgang von Strucker
      Claudia Kim – Dr. Helen Cho
      Dominique Provost-Chalkley – Zrinka
      Mariola Jaworska – Sokovian
      Nick W. Nicholson – Dr. Taryl Jenkins
      Daniel Westwood – Asgardian God
      Dilyana Bouklieva – Sokovian Citizen
      Judit Novotnik – Sokovian
      Dante Briggins – Party Guest
      Aurora Fearnley – Marine
      Nondumiso Tembe – Woman in Car
      Mark Haldor – Asgardian
      Isaac Andrews – Costel
      Lukas DiSparrow – Sok
      Bari Suzuki – Shield Agent
      Guy Potter – British Officer
      Julia Krynke – Convertible Driver
      Hannah Flynn – Dancer
      Leila Wong – Korean Scientist
      Bentley Kalu – Klaue’s Mercenary
      Jason Her – TV News Anchor (voice)
      Minhee Yeo – Cho’s Assistant
      Monty Mclaren-Clark – Tub Family Child
      Michael Chapman – Lab Tech Scientist
      Tim Powell – DEA Director
      Tino Chinyoka – Somalian Ship Commander
      Emeson Nwolie – Businessman
      Joseph M. Abbott – Party Guest
      Bartosz Wandrykow – Sokovian Policeman
      Sophie Gooding – Club Dancer
      Ibrahim Fagge – Somalian Ship Commander
      Tatiana Zarubova – Sokovian
      Eric Morcos – The Agent
      Denis Khoroshko – Sokovian driver Pavlov
      Georgie-May Tearle – Student
      Laura Bernardeschi – Sokovian citizen
      Francesca Bennett – Sokovian driver
      R.P. Edwards – College Student (as Rafael Pereira-Edwards)
      Charlotte Snowball – Sokovian
      Anthony Henry – Charlie Nash
      Guna Gultniece – Student
      Kai Kyriacou – Child 1
      Mohamed Mozii Ibrahim – Somali Ship Commander
      Pavlina Andreevska – Sokovian
      Hassan Ahmed – Somali Shipworker
      Sigmund Oakeshott – USO Military Policeman
      Edina Loskay – Sokovian
      Irina Klimovich – Sokovian Students
      Ingvild Deila – Young Techie
      Kornelia Horvath – Sokovian
      Attila G. Kerekes – Sokovian Citizen

      Production Companies and Distributors:
      Marvel Studios
      Walt Disney
      Feelgood Entertainment

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