avengers-age-ultronby Hope Seigler, contributing writer

Avengers: Age of Ulton
Rating: B+
Runtime: 150 minutes

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the well anticipated sequel to the 2012 Marvel blockbuster. Joss Whedon does not disappoint in delivering an action-packed spandex romp within the Marvel Universe. If you like lots and lots and lots of fighting, then this movie is just for you. If you are hoping for more character development or possibly anything deeper than a quick-thrown quip, then maybe you should seek other movie choices.

Continuity aside, Age of Ultron delivers battles against Hydra, mutants, evil robots and even against each other. Whether it is crushing Ultron’s forever-growing (just how many are there?) forces or the team is questioning their effectiveness as a team, it is very clear that the bones of the movie are set in vibranium.

It follows the Marvel Universe, as one would think. Within that you need to suspend disbelief a bit more in some parts of the movie, as one would in any comic book movie. How many times will Tony Stark just make decisions and not want to share them? Why was there no explanation from the change of origin for the Twins from X-Men: Days of Future Past? How many collapsing buildings does it take to stop the Hulk? Will Black Widow take “no” for an answer? When will Hawkeye finish his DIY projects?

Go in for the snappy repartee and to see old friends be heroes. Enjoy explosions and robots finding (and in some way losing) their souls. Eye candy aside, it’s worth the ticket price.  I’m giving this one a B+.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is directed by Joss Whedon, stars  Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson Jeremey Renner,  and is being distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, hitting U.S. theaters in 3D and Imax in the U.S. on May 1, 2015.

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Hope Seigler
Hope Seigler