Avengers Age of Ultron: Round 2!

Hello everybody! For this week’s new movie club, we have Avengers: Age of Ultron.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

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DIRECTED: Joss Whedon

STARRING: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie,Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson

GENRE: Superhero

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for a global adventure.

Avengers-Age-of-Ultron-Official-TrailerAlright Marvel, I decided that it was time to give you another chance. I have stayed away for the majority of your films since Iron Man 3with Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier being the few exceptions. Overall, Age of Ultron was definitely not disappointing, but was far from perfect. I enjoyed the fact they took some more time and making our favorite Avengers seem more like people instead of being superheroes. The action scenes were over the top as always, but that has become to be expected when you go into any Marvel movie. I would also like to praise James Spader’s performance as Ultron. He served as a mighty foe.stark

Like I said before, Age of Ultron is far from perfect. Overall though, I just wasn’t thrilled with what they did with Black Widow’s character. Scarlet Johansson’s performance was decent for what she actually was, but I feel that they could have done so much with her if they just treat her as one bad ass love interest. Also, could they have cut down on the final climactic scene a bit? Its just like an hour long of fighting.

PROS:

  • Over the top action.
  • Superheroes are more than humans.
  • James Spader’s performance.

CONS:

  • Black Widow.
  • Love Interest.
  • Hour long fight scene.

SCORE: 7.5 / 10

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Luther: Boy Does He Have Anger Issues

Hello everybody! Today we have the BBC police procedural mini series Luther.

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CREATED BY: Neil Cross

STARRING: Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Warren Brown, Steven Mackintosh, Indira Varma, Saskia Reeves, Paul McGann, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Aimee-Ffion Edwards. David O’Hara, Sienna Guillory

NO. OF EPISODES: 14

GENRE: Psychological Crime Drama

YEAR: 2010-2015

COUNTRY: United Kindom

“Luther” follows the cases of a troubled yet brilliant English police detective, DCI John Luther (Idris Elba). Separated from his wife, whom he loves passionately, he is torn between an unrelenting approach to solving serial killings and his attempts to rekindle his marriage. Luther is a highly charged emotional man who is not above stretching the law to solve a case or save a life. In episode one, Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson) proves she is equally brilliant by committing the perfect murder of her parents, which challenges Luther as never before. Alice develops a strange fascination for Luther and their continued exchanges and interplay serve as a backdrop for the rest of the season. Luther’s edgy police tactics make him a serious concern to his superiors, who feel that he is a threat to their reputations and that of the Police force. From the opening credits to the end of season one, “Luther” is a fast paced mystery presented with many plot twists and insights into the human psyche.

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I know what you’re thinking: Luther is just like any other screwed up TV cop fighting his inner demons—been there, seen that. But what separates Luther  from the latest wave of dark police dramas is what separates Luther from any of those cops: Idris Elba. The outstanding Elba broods like no other actor, and adds nuance to the series beyond the excellent writing of series creator Neil Cross and his team.Ripley and Luther  series 3 episode 2

The supporting cast is every bit as good as Elba. Ruth Wilson is icily creepy as the former child genius turned murderess and Luther-idolizing nut job Alice Morgan. Warren Brown as Justin Ripley adds real dimension to the usually one-dimensional role of the main character’s partner. And best of all, Aimee-Ffion Edwards is extraordinary as Jenny, who fights to hide her vulnerability but eventually learns to trust Luther and perhaps even believe that she can turn her young life around.

PROS:

  • Neil Cross
  • Idris Elba performance.
  • Supporting cast performance
  • Character development.

CONS:

  • Convoluted plot.
  • Some faults in dialogue.

SCORE: 8.3 / 10

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