Projector: Avengers: Age of Ultron / Police Story 2013 (Lockdown)

In a blockbuster episode, Film Brain suits up to join the Marvel’s Avengers as they re-assemble against Ultron, while Jackie Chan reboots his signature series with a gritty Die Hard scenario.

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"Bad Movie Beatdown" takes a look at the very worst that Hollywood has to offer with commentary and analysis. "Projector" is reviews of current UK releases that have yet to open in the US. There may also be some commentaries and other material.


  1. Excellent review of The Avengers 2. Matched my own take.

    Good movie, but not as good as the first.

  2. UGH! I was REALLY hoping that the new Police Story would be good, but alas, no go. 🙁

  3. I’m glad it wasn’t just me having trouble with the Avengers action scenes. I too noticed the quick cuts and disorientation. I was quite frustrated by it, especially watching it on a nice large screen from a too-close down low seat. I am especially glad I didn’t see it in 3D! I felt like all the things that were accomplished by those actions scenes was fine, I just wished I could follow it. Perhaps on later viewers I’ll get more from it.

    • Yep didn’t like that so much either.
      The first one had giant action scenes with lots of stuff going on, too, but part of what made that so great was that you could somehow follow ALL of it.
      Not so much with the second one where the action just becomes a giant blurr like most action films these days.
      Still a great movie but not as good as its predecessor.

  4. I thought Age of Ultron was really really good. I understand the criticisms butt I don’t agree with all of them

  5. Yeah, the twins motivation and change of heart all seemed kind of extreme. A dud bomb with Stark’s logo on it lands in front of them as trapped children and so they decide to undergo life-threatening experiments to get powers to get revenge on him… instead of the people who actually fired it at their house. (If the “Made in Taiwan” label had been there instead, would they have started a war with Taiwan?) And after all that time and effort and pain and risk… they kind of just let that grudge go.

    It’s ridiculous that Stark’s weapons had his brand name (which just so happens to be HIS name) stamped on every single one of them to begin with. It made for a nice ironic no-need-to-explain moment in the opening scene of Iron Man, which is no doubt why it was established in the first place. But if you think about it at all, it makes 0 sense. Who would put their zippy logo on a missile? If it does its job right, no one on the other end is ever gonna read it. If it doesn’t… well that’s not very good advertising either way, is it? Guess you could say it was Obadiah’s idea and old-Tony just didn’t care enough to object. Still, it’s just a weird thing to do… and a lame detail to build a whole revenge story around.

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