Film Review: Avengers – Age of Ultron

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Sequel to 2012’s Avengers Assemble and the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Age of Ultron, directed by Joss Whedon, picks up with our favourite superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry, calling for the need of The Avengers once again, bringing back together Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). To save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron (voiced by James Spader), The Avengers are put to the ultimate test.

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Film Review: Godzilla

Directed by Gareth Edwards, the long-awaited epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla sees the world’s most famous monster reborn. Serving as the 29th instalment in the Godzilla series, the film is a retelling of the origins of Godzilla in contemporary times, as Godzilla is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Beginning in 1999, plant supervisor Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) witnesses an explosion that threatens to release radiation to the outside, which is later attributed to an earthquake. Fifteen years later, Joe’s son Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), now a United States Navy explosive ordnance disposal officer, is set on a path to uncover the truth about what happened that day, as the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenceless.

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