ByCaleb Okoye, writer at
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Caleb Okoye

Age of Ultron marks Marvel's filth chapter in phase two of its cinematic universe. The film also marks its tenth entry into the universe. The writers and directors of these movies have carefully showed us that these movies can be the same, but also different.

In Age of Ultron, writer-director Joss Whedon has given new characters as well as returning ones from the first movie more intensity and evolution from the beginning of the film as well as during. Also, giving characters like Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) more depth than in the first film.

The Plot has the Avengers finishing off Hydra after to be revealed in the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) gets in contact of Loki's scepter from the first Avengers movie, and wants to start a peace keeping program. Things go wrong and he eventually creates Ultron (James Spader) an insane robot with the goal of "saving the world” which basically is to wipe out all mankind. He, then pairs up with two genetically enhanced twins Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, which are known as Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) (Elizabeth Olsen) When they realized crushing the Avengers isn't just Ultron only goal, they team up with the earth mightiest heroes which once again has Captain America (Chris Evans) Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) Thor (Chris Hemsworth) Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) to stop his every move.

The person that stands out in the film is the film’s title character himself, Ultron. He brings terror and chaos to the plot and characters, breaking them down one by one. The Avengers flaws and fears start to show which scatters them as a team. Ultron is nothing like the villains we've seen throughout the marvel movies so far. James Spader brings Ultron menacing voice to life, making his presence known without even being seen.

The fight scenes are outstanding throughout the film. The ones between the team and Ultron and the one between Iron Man's Hulk Buster armor Hulk are solid. The visual effects are a bit weak at the beginning of the film, but during the film it starts to shine, showing that this movie has the best of the marvel phase movies.

All the performances are amazing throughout the film. All the actors were able to bring seriousness, but also fun to these characters. Whedon brings the humor at the right time, even when the stakes are high. The scenes with Black Widow and Bruce Banner in the film are good showing their great chemistry, although their relationship in the film just didn't go with me. It was great to see the science bros Tony Stark and Bruce Banner on screen once again. Paul Bettany who is Jarvis in past Marvel films, gives an outstanding performance as the android Vision.

This film is a big step in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it shows that it has grown from the past movies. It changes the scope of the universe in many ways which is what each movie should do. The pace of the movie was a bit quick, but it was due to the fact that there were no time to relax for the Avengers once again. The final fight between the team and Ultron is a fight to remember, making the battle of NY look like trash.

In summary, Joss Whedon did a wonderful job putting this film together. He set the future of the marvel universe in spiral showing that anything could happen in the upcoming films. It has it's flaws but Avengers: Age of Ultron is the most impressive and entertaining of the Marvel titles. It is also the film to start off the summer movie season.



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