The time is finally upon us. After three years of impatiently waiting, the sequel to Joss Whedon’s The Avengers hit theaters in the U.S. and to say it is great would be a disservice to whatever new word needs to be invented to describe Avengers: Age of Ultron. In a word….
Marvel Studios has been on a roll, to put it lightly. Guardians of the Galaxy far exceeded everyone’s expectations (OOGA CHAKA!) and Captain America: The Winter Solider might have been the most accessible film the studio has released since Iron Man came out back in 2008. Age of Ultron is continuing that roll both in terms of quality and in terms of making ALL of the money. Seriously, do they even need to put out trailers anymore?
The problem that some people may have going into, and walking out of the movie is that they may have impossible expectations. The first time moviegoers saw The Avengers assemble on screen, it was the type of movie magic that comes along once in a lifetime. To expect that we could relive that magic through Age of Ultron isn’t fair. That doesn’t make it any less of a quality movie, not by a long shot. It’s just the nature of it. Marvle and Whedon did manage to do something new this time though. Age of Ultron feels more like a comic book than any other film the studio has released to date. It feels like Whedon wrote a kick ass graphic novel, then spent $150 million bringing it to life. That is where this movie shines.
James Spader is awesome as Ultron, the villiounous robot created by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Jeremy Renner gets a much more intreaguing go around as Hawkeye, Paul Bettany was marvelous as the newest Avenger and the rest of the cast is as great as we’ve expect them to be. Fans will get every penny out of this film and it is another great chapter in the saga that is The Marvel Cinematic Universe.