The highly anticipated sequel to 2012’s fantastic ‘The Avengers’, returns for the follow-up ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.
‘Age of Ultron’ starts where ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ ends off (the mid-post credits scene) of the twins, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, being part of Baron Strucker’s experimentation in order to create super humans, similar to the likes of Steve Rogers, back in the first film ‘The First Avenger’. With the Avengers teaming up to take Baron down, as he holds the key to Loki’s scepter (again, also in ‘The Winter Soldier’s mid-post credits scene), as the Avengers try to retrieve it. But, when Tony Stark finds the key to artificial intelligence, Ultron is born.
‘Age of Ultron’ has some beautiful looking action shots, which gives this film a lot of energy when the action begins. The film’s more quiet scenes, are the highlights of the film, as it gives us more character development to the Avengers that don’t have their own films, making them more of a character, than they appeared in the first ‘Avengers’ flick.
The acting performances and the chemistry of the characters are great, and probably greater here in than in the first film. The newcomers are also great, James Spader’s voice for Ultron is menacing and, believe it or not, sometimes quite unusually funny. Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are also perfectly cast, as Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver respectively.
However, there are some problems with ‘Age of Ultron’, like Thor’s spiritual quest and some scenes were a bit too choppy, although I really did enjoy this film, even if my expectations were a little too high, coming off from ‘The Avengers’, ‘The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’.
Overall, ‘Age of Ultron’ is a good-solid action, superhero blockbuster at its best, with quick-paced action shots, some great character development, a solid story and some great performances, with James Spader’s Ultron as an example, and you have a big winner for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which seems to only always get stronger with each entry in the franchise.