The Avengers are back after a three year wait and with just as much sparkle.
Directed once more by Joss Whedon, stakes are at there highest as Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) aka Iron Man accidentally unleashes the ultimate enemy, Ultron (menacingly voiced by James Spader) who is born through Stark’s friendly computer program Jarvis. All hell is unleashed as the superheroes themselves struggle to stay together, along with dangerous sibling duo Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and sister Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) interfering and screwing with our favorite heroes heads.
|Newcomers, Scarlet Witch (Olsen) and Quicksilver
(Taylor-Johnson) screw with the Avengers.
Despite its long run-time (which is actually shorter than its first outing) the film flies by quickly as audiences get enthralled within the exceptionally well written screenplay. All the fun and humor fans fell in love with in the first film is recaptured, from the love/hate friendship with Iron Man and Captain America (Chris Evans) to the quirkiness of all mighty God of Thunder, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) interacting with his earthly counterparts.
In usual Marvel fashion, everything is on point – from stunning action sequences to superb cinematography and the oh’ so beloved 360 degree shot of the heroes in action. It’s every fan-boys long-awaited adrenaline fix or deprived wet dream.
|It’s not all doom and gloom with Thor (Hemsworth) and co.|
Avengers: Age of Ultron also touches on politics and human life, as Ultron is fed up with humans not evolving and in order for the planet to move forward it must be rebuilt… sound familiar? Ultron even chucks in a Noah quote to sum up his mission. While the message is resonate, we’ve seen plenty of the same message in recent films with this flick sometimes faltering in execution due to the many happenings in the film breaking away from the subject matter.
VERDICT: Marvel outdoes itself once again, with a gigantic and deeper sequel with plenty of fun, action and emotion. A must-watch of 2015!