Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 3/5

 

PROS –
1) “Veronica” vs. Hulk
2) Opening Sokovia Battle; Absolute comic-book action
3) Dark Haunting visions instigated by Scarlet Witch
4) Ultron: supervillain with a personality
5) Superhero conversations – just like The Avengers (2012)
6) Paul Bettany finally making a physical appearance as Vision (and lifting “Mjolnir” ).
7) Seoul street battle (with flying truck scene)
8) Hawkeye’s family

 

CONS –
1) No post end credit scene – it was a bummer
2) The story is multi-layered in the first half but ended up with a mediocre AI droid with the most cliched mindset.
3) Loki’s scepter is “still” the cornerstone of the story.
4) The shallow character development of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
5) Andy Serkis – strong screen presence but less screen time (hoping he’ll return in MCU)
6) Thor and Dr. Selvig plot – leaves too many unanswered questions

 

QUOTE –
“Peace in our time.”

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS–
1) Awesome Mix Vol. 1
2) Groot & Rocket
3) Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta (will remind you of Tuco) and his whistle-controlled arrow.
4) Putting Thanos / Infinity Stones/ Collector storyline away from the main Avengers. Thank You, Kevin Feige.
5) The humor
6) The music kept the storyline attached to Earth.

 

 

CONS –
1) Casting Bautista and Zoe Saldana
2) Nebula: meaningless role
3) John C. Reilly & Djimon Hounsou: Talent wasted

 

 

Quote –
Rocket Raccoon: Metaphors go over his head.
Drax the Destroyer: NOTHING goes over my head! My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: The Dark World

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 1/5

 

PROS –
1) Loki emerging as one of the most lovable MCU characters.
2) Kat Dennings as the comic relief

 

CONS –
1) Unwanted Sequel with too much Asgard

 

QUOTE – 
Darcy Lewis: Meow Meow