The Avengers was the movie that brought together all of Marvels great superheroes, and fans loved it! Earlier this month, Marvel released another hit in the Avengers series, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Fans of the franchise and all of the superheroes within took their seats for the two and a half hour movie that included Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, and other notable Marvel characters like Peggy Carter. In an exited rush to see the new release, opening weekend earned the movie nearly $200 million.
Just a week after its release on May 1st, Avengers: Age of Ultron had reached over $300 million in gross profit, proving the movie’s success. Combined with the great cast was a multitude of high-action stunts and life-like CGI effects as fans watched their favorite heroes battle Ultron, a villain many fans claimed is the best one yet.
Over 9000 viewers and counting on Fandango gave the movie a full five-stars, and many critics agreed, with the majority concurring it was a great addition to the Marvel universe of movies. Critics and fans agreed that the action was well-complimented by the frequent humor and underlying hints of romance.
Alongside all of the raving reviews though were some mixed feelings. While the majority of viewers said they like the casting and felt the movie was exciting and entertaining, some viewers and a few critics gave the movie a good amount of negative press. One viewer on IMDB complained the cast was too large and the humor far from humorous. They argued the love story didn’t seem to be acted out and felt that the story was undeveloped. They concluded by saying the whole movie felt pointless to them.
With everyone feeling entitled to their own opinion, some critics joined in to bash the film. Forbes.com claimed the movie had made it onto their list of the “$100 million losers club” which, while sparking much controversy from those who only read the title, turned out to be focused on the finances of the hit movie. Forbes revealed that between the first and second week of the movie’s release, ticket sales dropped by $100 million.
Even with Forbes causing conflict between groups who never take the time to read full articles, other critics were actually reviewing the film, and some continued with its bad reputation. Many critics and anyone watching the movie likely caught some goofs in the timeline, like the arm that got cut off just to reappear on the body of Ulysses Klaw as he rolls down the staircase. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, that shouldn’t really be a spoiler, though, as there are a lot of other confusing plot points that you’ll likely get caught up in.
Most of the critics and viewers who have negative reviews of the film focused on the fact that it was too easy to get lost in the storyline. Those who paid close attention claimed they got distracted relatively easy, and even taking their full attention away for a minute or two resulted in them being lost on the plot. Other people (who may have done just that in the beginning) claimed there was no plot to follow at all.
In the end, it seems Avengers: Age of Ultron was still rather well-received and fans of the franchise will be returning for another movie next year. It seems those who loved it really enjoyed it, maybe because they were able to focus on the plot and not on arms that regenerate and clocks that change times in between scenes. For those who didn’t, they seemed to be rather critical, either claiming there was no plot at all or too much plot to follow all at once.
Either way, despite some negative press, Avengers: Age of Ultron was a good addition to the Marvel lineup and still holds a strong fan base. With nearly $900 million worldwide, there’s no doubt our favorite superheroes will be returning to the big screen again soon. In fact, the next movie is already in the works and reports say it will be released in 2018.
Ever since the first movie was released, Avengers has been gaining popularity as more people jump on board to the Marvel franchise. There’s no doubt that the movie was well thought-out, even if you can’t keep up. And, both critics and fans agree that the cast was undoubtedly perfect, and every Marvel viewer hopes to see them back in another movie soon.
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