Saturday, May 9, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

It's been a few years since a major comic book movie milestone called "The Avengers" hit us. The effects were incredible, never has a number of movie franchise characters combined forces into one movie to become a major hit. This became Marvel's biggest success and spurred DC to get off their butts and create their own movie Universe to hopefully create the "Justice League" movie we've all been waiting for decades.

Now we have "Age of Ultron" and it has been worth the wait. "Age of Ultron" is a worthy successor to the previous "Avengers" movie. All of our favorites make their return; Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Hulk. The chemistry is there and even improves.

The storyline here takes place a few years after the alien invasion of New York from the first Avengers movie. The team is working together to put an end to an evil organization called Hydra that continues to exist and has acquired the alien tech. These battles and the feeling of an impending alien invasion spurs Tony Stark, AKA "Iron Man" with the help of Bruce Banner, AKA "Hulk"to create Ultron. An artificial Intelligence derived from the alien tech to help defend the Earth from the dangers
of invaders. But Ultron comes to realization that the main threat to the world is mankind which has to be destroyed. The main obstacle to his plan is the Avengers. Ultron is joined by 2 other super-powered individuals called "Quick Silver" and "Scarlette Witch" that gives our heroes more than they can handle and they are forced to regroup and try to save the world.

Two of my favorite scenes are: The party scene in the Avengers tower after their most recent victory. There are great character interactions that are both humorous and character building. The second is the Hulk/Hulkbuster fight that is as destructive and awesome as you would imagine.

This was an awesome movie and although it doesn't match the awe inspiring moments of the first Avengers movie it has a number of cool moments and a great story-line. This movies also sets up the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as there are new heroes and villains on the horizon.

This is a must see!