Reviews – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Spoiler free)

Posted: May 2, 2015 in Reviews
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Image taken from mtv.com

After Marvel’s successes with The Winter SoldierGuardians of the Galaxy, and even the first Avengers film, you’d think the bar would be set too high for an Avengers sequel to compete. Thankfully, Age of Ultron blows those expectations right out of the water and raises the bar yet again for Marvel’s films.

The Plot

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

– IMDB

My Thoughts

Building off of what worked and changing what didn’t from the first Avengers, this film explores more about the team and how they’ve been growing together over the past couple of years. Joss Whedon said early into development that this movie wouldn’t go bigger, but instead would go smaller and more personal, and I think it shows.

Speaking of more personal, Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) was one of the best characters in the movie, at least when she started using her powers to play around with the Avengers. Whenever she and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor Johnson) started using their powers, it was just so much fun to see.

Also, in case you’re wondering, Hawkeye does feature a lot more in this movie. Believe it or not, he actually has some of the best lines this time around, even being the only Avenger not to have his mind affected by the Scarlet Witch.

Ultron (James Spader) is one of the best Marvel villains we’ve seen yet, sporting a ferocious looking metal exterior with a Tony Stark level wit to match. I know some have said this was a big turn off for the film, but I have a theater full of laughing people who would disagree with that statement.

Yes, there is a death in this movie, and no, I didn’t guess it right (turns out I was really, really wrong). I’ll cover that and a lot more in a more spoiler heavy discussion of the movie later on.

All in all, do yourself a favor and go see this movie. It’s great, it’s fun, and we even get a mid-credits scene that I’m sure everyone will love (no, it’s not this one).

FILM GRADE: 11/10

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