Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride with The Avengers…
I’m a huge fan of Marvel, and one of the things that I enjoy most about their movies is that they’re each unique, yet masterfully connected. With Marvel’s Avengers (2012) being my favorite of the bunch, I can admit to having some concern as to how they were going to top, or even come parallel to the greatness. Well, while in LA, I had the pleasure of attending an advanced screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and I can tell you within minutes of the movie, my concerns were laid to rest.
The movie starts out with a bang – literally, in the middle of an action scene, and also gives us one of the funniest lines of banter that is referred to, and revisited throughout the film. So, action packed and hilarious from the opening. Like I said, any concern I had of this sequel not being up to par were a thing of the past within minutes. And it only got better from there!
The movie plays hard through the entire impressive two hours and twenty one minutes with very little down time and zero slow time. I say impressive because it’s not very often I leave a two hour movie wanting more, yet this time that is exactly what happened.
Though you wont find any spoilers here, below is a few exciting reason to see the film.
01. The gang is all here and bringing even more action than the first (Avengers 2012). I enjoy all of the Avenger’s spin-off movies, but in my opinion they are at their very best when together. The chemistry, the action, the humor, it all plays like a well oiled machine in Age:of Ultron.
02. A closer look at Hawkeye. We learn in this film that there is a lot more to him than just shooting arrows, and just like that – his status is bumped way up on the favorite list.
03. Fresh new characters. We’re introduced to Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Vision (Paul Bettany) and of-course, Untron played by James Spader who we never actually see, but is just fantastic in the role.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is rated PG-13 and in theaters everywhere today, May 1st!
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FTC Disclosure: I attended an advanced screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron while on a press trip with Marvel and Disney in April. My travel and accommodations were covered but all thoughts about the movie are my own. Photos courtesy of Marvel.