The Avengers must assemble once again to stop a psychotic
android named Ultron from destroying the world.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Written and Directed by Joss Whedon
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo,
Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany,
Don Cheadle, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders
Sequel to 2012's The Avengers, 2013's Iron Man 3, 2013's Thor: The Dark World, and 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Based on characters from Marvel Comics
Marvel has yet again done the impossible. They have proven The Avengers was not an isolated incident of awesomeness and given fans a new villain they will love to hate. Age of Ultron is everything we expected it to be and more, giving audiences many hints for the future and blasts from the past.
James Spader manages to outshine the Avengers as the titular Ultron, giving an ecstatic performance that sometimes veered into comedy. But he remained intimidating throughout, proving he was an excellent successor to Loki as the Avengers' new nemesis. The new arrivals were also fantastic. Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision all fit nicely into the team and I can't wait to see them in future installments.
Marvel is without a doubt the very best at planning ahead. Age of Ultron is the culmination of another three years of planning and the post-credits scene reveals their end game for 2018 and 2019. There are various mentions to the Infinity Stones throughout and I personally cannot wait until the Avengers finally face the Mad Titan himself and Marvel brings home the gold for the umpteenth time.
Marvel proves yet again that they know how to make a hell of an entertaining movie. Age of Ultron lives up to the incredible amount of hype surrounding it and quickly surpasses the original movie in every way. The film not only manages to be crazy entertaining on its own, but it also perfectly sets up future installments.
While Loki and The Winter Soldier are some of Marvel's best villains to grace the big screen, Ultron quickly places himself up there with the best. James Spader does an excellent job of portraying the iconic villain. He is both terrifying and, at times, darkly funny. The new members, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision, all fit into the film nicely and the actors do an excellent job. I look forward to seeing more of them in the future. The original cast are still fantastic to watch and don't miss a beat as their respective characters.
Marvel has shown time and again that they know what they are doing. Age of Ultron proves that point yet again. The movie successfully ends one era of the Avengers and ushers in a new, laying the groundwork for future films and setting up the ultimate endgame. An endgame that involves the Infinity Stones and the Mad Titan himself, Thanos. I can't wait for that to happen. Until, I got this highly enjoyable film to watch.