Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sasaki Time Review of Avengers: Age of Ultron Disney Movies Anywhere

This is my first time reviewing a solely digital format movie. Here is my review of Avengers: Age of Ultron on Disney Movies Anywhere!

Three years ago there was a lot of doubt that Joss Whedon had what it would take to take six superheroes in one film and have it make sense to more than just the die hard fans. Well, we know how that turned out.

Get ready to assemble once again for Avengers: Age of Ultron! The 11th film in the already incredible Marvel Cinematic Universe is here! Does Whedon raise the bar yet again? Let's gear up and dive into the review!

The opening sequence is the most explosive, exciting sequence ever! We immediately jump into the action and into a world where S.H.I.E.L.D. has collapsed and the Avengers have take over with global security. Captain America leads the team while Stark is doing the financing. The team has assembled to take down one of the last HYDRA cells where Baron Strucker has not only Loki's scepter but has the twins, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch who possess incredible superpowers.

At the end of the opening battle, Stark returns to work on his dream, Ultron, an artificial intelligence program to help with global peacekeeping. But Ultron becomes self-aware and believes that in order to preserve humanity he must erase it.

The team finds themselves racing around the world in order to stop Ultron and his army of robots. Along they way, Ultron is doing his best to break the team apart.

The epic battle between Hulk and Iron Man in his Hulkbuster armor is the most significant scene of the team getting ripped apart. But this is because of the power of Scarlet Witch. She implants each Avengers worse fears. In turn, we also learn about the start of a romance between two of the members and well as discover a huge secret about another member.

The action is fast paced and frantic at times! There are tons of edge-of-your-seat moments throughout! The cast has become much more relaxed and comfortable with one another! The new cast fits right in and the addition of Paul Bettany as Vision is a powerful addition. But it is James Spader as the voice of Ultron that steals the show! He gets some of the movies best lines and delivers them in a frightening manner!

In the end the team is changed forever. Avengers: Age of Ultron is a film that is as fun and entertaining as the first with some darker moments as well.

Avengers Assemble!

Video Quality:

For a digital movie release, the video quality is exceptional. There is no lag or type of fuzziness. Colors are bright and crisp. Skin tones are lifelike. The video even looks better than it did in the theaters.

Audio Quality: 

Audio quality is exceptional. The surround sound mix is dynamic. The front channels provide crystal clear dialogue and the rears create an immersive environment.

Bonus Material:
  • Gag Reel – the gag reel here is actually quite entertaining.
  • Featurettes:
    • From the Inside Out – Making of the Avengers: Age of Ultron – A behind the scenes look at the making of Avengers: Age of Ultron. We see how much the cast loves working with one another as well as see how some of the special effects were created. 
    • The Infinity Six – Legend tells us one thing; history, another. But, every now and then, we find something that belongs to both. – Nick Fury. Learn about the Infintiy Stones and how the MCU is all connected to them. 
    • Global Adventures – Take a look at all of the filming locations from around the world! 
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
    • The Man in the Church 
    • Watch Your Six
    • Bruce And Natasha Talk
    • The Norn Cave
Solid bonus features here and  Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) also offers an exclusive extra “Connecting the Universe." You will learn how the MCU is all connected including it's connections into Agents of SHIELD.  

Final Thoughts:

A solid film with solid bonus material! A welcome addition to the entire library of MCU films and makes me even more excited for Captain America: Civil War next May! 

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