"Avengers: Age of Ultron" opened in theatres across India on 24 April, a week ahead of its official release in the US (1 May). Along with simultaneous releases in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu, the second instalment of "Avengers" hit over 1,500 screens in the heartland of Bollywood.
Almost all the theatres were fully-packed, mostly by youngsters, and opening day box office collections are expected to be monumental. Most fans are happy with the flashy, superhero flick, and the performace of all actors, especially James Spader - who played the villainous robot Ultron- was impressive.
Matt Langford said: "I had my doubts about James Spader playing Ultron but he did an excellent job! Sinister tones aplenty! #AvengersAgeOfUltron"
Varsha posted: "@RobertDowneyJr @chrishemsworth @Renner4Real @ChrisEvans @MarkRuffalo #ScarlettJohansson YOU GUYS STOLE MY ❤! #AvengersAgeOfUltron IS EPIC!!"
Yash Anand wrote: "so hawk is a family man wow and james spader, you nailed it.epic sequel to one of the best superhero movie #AvengersAgeOfUltron"
Dhavdip Patel states: "superb Movie by marvel.stunnling performance by Scarlett Johansson...."
Meanwhile, some fans like "I'm Gabbar" felt that although the movie was alright, it failed to live up to its legacy: "Watched #AvengersAgeOfUltron achi thi bt vo mja nhi aaya" (it was good, but was not that entertaining).
Mr XTM said: "I cant get #AvengersAgeOfUltron out of my head. i'm trying to figure out why i felt let down by it. I just can't pinpoint why... #AvengersAgeOfUltron had the action. Inf fact it went like transformers. probably too much action at the expense of story...Maybe its that #AvengersAgeOfUltron suffers from bloat.. with too many characters trying to vie for screentime... or that #AvengersAgeOfUltron didnt have as much snappy dialogue as i'm come to expect from Joss... or maybe i had watched too many clips of #AvengersAgeOfUltron beforehand... ugh,...maybe i need to see it again. i really want to like this movie #AvengersAgeOfUltron"
Fans like "#Examified" were also quick to dismiss the appearance of Spider-Man in the ending credits as fake: "You will not believe who makes an appearance in the post-credit excerpt of #AvengersAgeOfUltron , but I assure you it's not Spiderman."
— Andrew Younger (@MyGeekHeart) April 24, 2015