Following the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes the sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers, Avengers Age of Ultron, once again directed by Joss Whedon.
With the fall of the SHIELD (or so we’re told), the Avengers have stepped up their game in taking out HYDRA. They assault a base where they encounter the Maximoff twins, Quicksilver and his twisted sister Scarlet Witch. Though they are victorious, Scarlet Witch implants thoughts into Tony Stark aka Iron Man. He sees a vision where the Avengers are dead and the earth is destroyed.
With this in mind, he and Bruce Banner aka The Hulk, use Loki’s staff from the first film to create an artificial intelligence. At first they think they failed, but what they awaken is none other than an evil consciousness known as Ultron.
A few fans were saying this film failed to live up to the hype. I politely disagree. This film exceeded the hype. The story, acting, and everything in between was superb. They did a little bit of character building for Hawkeye, who had a cameo in the first Thor, and had a minor role in the first Avengers. That really sealed the deal for me.
Also, I would like to say that James Spader nailed it as Ultron. He was cruel, cold, calculating, everything you want for a robot with a god complex. If you haven’t seen it already, be sure to check it out!
Check it out, it’s the best Marvel film yet.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Foul language, action/violence, innuendo
FAVORITE QUOTE: You step through that door, you’re an Avenger.
- Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk:
- Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
- Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow:
- Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye:
- Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes / War Machine
- Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver:
- Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch:
- Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision:
- Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
- Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon
- Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
- Idris Elba as Heimdall
- Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig
- James Spader as Ultron:
- Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury