Movie Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
This sequel to the Avengers movie from three summers ago (2012) has our Avengers crew now facing off against the evil Ultron, created secretly by Iron Man, who is now out of control and wishing to subjugate the human species for their own good. Also entering the fray, on whose side we are not entirely sure, are powerful twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. The intense action is taut with confusion, as Ultron uses his powers to chip away at the alliance created by the Avengers and Nick Fury. The Avengers team must find ways of working together to end the danger posed by Ultron and his far-reaching powers.
This action packed sequel was a fantastic second showing of the Avengers series. The action sequences are as usual top notch, and super hero fans will definitely enjoy all the adventure and fast paced plot.
The same cast from the first film comes back, and is true to form, spectacular. However, in addition to this, there is a little bit more of a plot in this second showing, and we see sparks of deeper emotion and feeling behind many of the main characters. Everyone is facing a variety of different issues and concerns, and the cast does a wonderful job of humanizing our supernatural saviours and helping us as the audience to connect with them on a deeper level than in the first movie. The plot definitely has advanced and grown, and leads to a better movie overall. The additions of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch also add intensity and nuance to the film, and the tension between the main characters also adds fuel and suspense from new angles.
Overall, this is a fun and enjoyable summer action film, and it definitely delivers a solid punch!
Overall: 4 stars out of 5 stars.