Age of Ultron is the sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) and features the same cast of superheroes that starred in the original. Iron Man (Robert Downey, jr.), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johanssen), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) are forced to team up once again after the peacekeeping mission Ultron decides the best method for peace is to eliminate the Avengers. Two new characters, Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olson), are introduced in this movie as well and play a key role.
Similar to the first Avengers movie, I thought the sequel did a fantastic job of interjecting comedy at key moments throughout the film. It seemed like anytime things were getting a bit too serious or intense, there would be a quick one-liner thrown in to lighten the mood. I also thought the premise of this movie was very interesting. Both sides were ultimately fighting for peace, something that everyone could agree is a good cause, but had two very distinct ways of going about it. One of my favorite lines was when Ultron said “Why do humans think order and chaos are opposites?” This idea that there will always be war needed in order to keep peace is an interesting theme throughout the movie. My only complaints about this movie was that it was a little longer than necessary, and some of the action scenes seemed drag on for awhile. Other than that, I think this will be one of the best movies of 2015.
FINAL RATING: 8.5 / 10