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Avengers: Age of Extinction film review


Directed by: Mohed's Random Stuff

Written by: Mohed's Random Stuff

Starring: Dandroid, LWAnimations, Mr. J.O

Poster for Avengers: Age of Extinction showing action figures.
Poster for Avengers: Age of Extinction

The conflict has begun. The evil villains are up to no good and it is up to the superheroes to stop them.

This feature was made in a way that resembles a puppet show. It is a live action film, where the protagonists are superhero action figures, no different than the ones that are found in shops around the world. The filmmaker holds the camera with one hand and uses the other to handle the figures and their hand is often seen. The action takes place primarily inside a bedroom, with the characters being moved on everyday furniture such as beds, tables, chairs and shelves. They film the toy characters as they move them around, making them walk, jump, fight bad guys etc. They also speak for them, making up conversations. The collection of characters is rather diverse: there are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain America, Iron Man and the Hulk, to name a few. Some of the antagonists consist of The Shredder and Ultron. Although most of the figures as Marvel characters, there are also Disney heroes, such as Buzz Lightyear and Lightning McQueen.

The plot is similar to so many other superhero movies: the good guys fight the bad guys (what else?) There are plenty of action scenes, where the creators make them engage in hand-to-hand combat and scenes where they discuss what they are going to do next.

The duration is approximately eighty minutes and halfway through, there is a brief animated scene of the globe, with a red line starting from New York City and reaching Karachi, accompanied by Asian music. This is followed by a picture of a neighborhood in Karachi, indicating that the action has now moved over there.

The filmmakers also add music throughout the film and it changes, depending on the situation that is taking place. For instance, the score is tense during fight scenes and dramatic when the heroes are in a rough position. There is also a news report announcement.

Watching this movie will most likely make people think about their childhood. Apart from the music, the filmmakers created a film that depicts something that countless individuals do as children: play with toy figures of their favorite heroes. The camerawork is clumsy sometimes and at certain points the sound quality is poor, however this piece of work is amusing, successfully establishes a narrative and pays homage to superhero movies.



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