Main Plot Points:
- Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
What We Thought:
- Avengers: Age of Ultron isn’t as good as the first. That being said, it’s still very good and a must see on the big screen.
- This time around the team must fight Ultron, a super advanced Artificial Intelligence creature that comes about because of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. The machine is voiced by James Spader who is absolutely brilliant and menacing.
- Other positives besides the addition of Spader is we finally get a good story arch for Clint Barton/Hawkeye played by Jeremy Renner. Hawkeye in previous films hasn’t had much to him, but this time around he gets a major story, more character interaction, some actual human emotion and plays a role equal to that of Iron Man, Cap, Thor and Hulk.
- That’s another positive, almost everyone seems to serve a genuine purpose and plays their part to bring together the team. Cap needs to balance out Stark. Thor uses ancient water to try to solve a problem. Banner works with Stark and gets a love interest. It’s more a cohesive team this time around.
- Although the one major negative is that Black Widow seems to take a step back especially after her major work in Captain America Winter Soldier. She gets nowhere near the action scenes in this as she does that. She plays the love interest to Banner more than “Black Widow”. Even in action scenes her purpose is more controlling Hulk/Banner than it is anything else.
- One other slight negative is the twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. We saw them last year (played by different actors because of rights issues) in X-Men Days of Future Past and Quicksilver was such a stand out in that film. They have some major screen time in this and have a big purpose in the story, but I definitely preferred Evan Peters’ version over Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
- If you like these movies, you HAVE to see Avengers: Age of Ultron. It will be the biggest film of the year… till Star Wars Episode 7. It will probably open with something ridiculous like $200 million this weekend and will top a billion dollars worldwide once it’s all said and done. It’s a lot of fun, a must see, I just overall have it behind the original, Captain America Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and maybe the first Iron Man.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Robert Downey, Jr.
- Mark Ruffalo
- Chris Hemsworth
- Chris Evans
- Jeremy Renner
- Scarlett Johansson
- James Spader
Recommended if You Like:
- The Avengers
- Comic Book Movies