At The Movies
Avengers: Age of Ultron ★★★★
Director: Joss Whedon
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, Andy Serkis
Taking place a few months after the events of the first film, the Avengers are looking for any sign left of Hydra and the sceptre which is now in the wrong hands. Here we meet Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch whose powers have been brought upon them by Hydra and are out for Tony Stark’s blood.
Fearing of what is to come; Stark puts together a program which is meant to bring peace to the world. But something goes wrong and Ultron is born, with a plan that would come with a different consequence.
Tony Stark sets about trying to put things right, creating Vision, a robot that might be their only chance at stopping Ultron.
There is some more character development this time around; each character gets their own story arc which sets them up for future films.
Bruce is having a losing battle with his other side and the only person who is able to help him is Natasha. The film leaves you wondering if “will they, won’t they” get together. Hawkeye gets more screen time and the film goes into his background more this time around. Thor and Captain America also have their own little subplots.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is full of action and even more humour than “Avengers Assemble”. It’s not quite as good as the first film but it has everything you can come to expect from the Avengers.