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Avengers: Age Of Ultron: Review

The Avengers are back, and this time we have Tony Stark trying to jumpstart an old peacekeeping program. Things go awry, and The Avengers then have to stop a villainous Ultron from exacting his terrible plans, all this in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

This iteration of what has grown into a mega-international franchise, features non-other than Johannesburg as one of the films settings. Not only filmed there, but identifying the city in the storyline.

The humour has been ratcheted up a notch, and the one-liners fly thick and fast. The same goes for the action sequences, and special effects, all of what are something to marvel at. South African fans are sure to laugh with glee as we see the South African police join the fray, in one particular battle, only to be nonchalantly hurled aside.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to be one of 2015s blockbuster films, no doubt. It’s entertaining, it has all the requirements for a great action film, it’s funny and with tie-in’s to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D storyline, and the other films, no fan is going to want to miss this.

One negative point in all this, is the fact that the 3D version of the film is terribly dark. South African cinemas are not correctly set up to display 3D in all its glory, with many opting recently for cheaper 3D glasses that are uncomfortable, and do not sit properly on the face, to the fact that the screens and projectors are just way too dark. Anyone with anything short of perfect eyesight, especially those with poorer night vision, is going to miss out, and have the whole experience ruined for them. While this is not the fault of the film itself, the film does contain some slightly darker lit scenes, that suffer from this issue to a larger degree.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, an action film for any movie-goer, opens 24 April 2015 in South Africa, and will thrill and entertain a very wide selection of audiences.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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