Avengers defending the world, Milo defending their movie.
This might be some last minute content to separate the barrage of Red Hot Chili Peppers that was in the last article, from the barrage of Red Hot Chili Peppers in the next article. It might be.
That being said, I have been toying with the idea of reviewing this film for a while now, the main reason being Reuben’s review of it. If you’ve read it then you’ll know that he didn’t like it. I, on the other hand, enjoyed it quite a bit. By the way, I never said Iron Man 2 was “alright”, I just disagreed that it was terrible, cause it wasn’t, Reuben’s just being a douchebag.
Also, seeing that I haven’t had the time, effort or arsed-ness to watch the film recently, I will probably be regurgitating a lot of the points Reuben made in his review, as I said, this is some last minute content.
Though not as awesome as The Avengers, the sequel has plenty of cool bits in it to avoid being in the rubbisher part in the Marvel Universe (Thor, Thor 2, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3) but not enough to contend wit’ the big bois (Winter Solider, Avengers, Iron Man). On top of that, it progressed the more “mature” storyline, kicked off by The Winter Soldier, quite nicely, though the story wasn’t anything too special.
The opening scene was all action, all day, every day. Even though I can admit that the enemies didn’t put up much of a fight upon reflection, I don’t think it was necessary for them to. Anyone new to The Avengers could watch those ten-twenty minutes and think “OK, so these guys kick a bit of ass” and it’s pretty entertaining for the rest of us. Throw in a wannabe throwback to the first film, a bit of stupid foreign talking, some bantery bantz and you’ve got yourself great opener. It was silly action, but I wasn’t going into it expecting some next level Jason Bourne shizzle, I wanted superheroes beating up bad guys, and that’s what I got.
The script was as light-hearted as the original for the most part, except for the crap emotional balls that the writers wiped in there for some reason. Though they ain’t nothing on that of the all mighty Schwarzenegger, I am a huge fan of Robert Downey Jr. and his one-liners were alright, they were fine, ’bout as stupid as the action and not as good as in the first one, but alright. I also thought, as I always have, that RDJ is suspiciously perfect for the role of Tony Stark, it is truly a thing of wonderment, I mean, he is Tony Stark, g’damn it. Chris Evans, like RDJ, is a very good fit for Cap, as he is the embodiment of the Aryan soldier the US fought the Nazis with, oh irony, you are beautiful bitch. I like Mark Ruffalo has an actor and I like looking at Scarlett Johansson. Chris Hemsworth, muscly and Norse-looking, was Thor, yep. Jeremy Renner can shut up. After all the people stopped swooning over James Spader’s admittedly smooth, silky voice, we all realised that we wasn’t brilliant as Ultron. Actually, lemme rephrase that, Ultron wasn’t very good. I mean it’s called Age Of Ultron and even I had trouble remembering who the villain was. Oh and Andy Serkis was in it, bet you forgot about that.
And Scarlet Witch can SHUT UP.
Overall, though the film’s run time is taken up with a lot of crap, the bits of action are all brilliant and can easily outweigh them. Scenes like the Hulkbuster bit and the final battle were extremely entertaining. This may be coming from a Marvel fanboy’s point of view, so you don’t have to listen, but it was a perfectly entertaining film, a great one to see at the cinema and something I could happily watch as part of a marathon, but probably not stand alone.
Other stuffs like this: Captain America: Civil War, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World
Lots of hugs, kisses and lacerations