Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
If you have been waiting to see this film, nothing I say can prevent you from going; it will only deliver spoilers. Bookmark this page and come back after you have seen the film and see if you agree. Stop reading now.
If, on the other hand, you are one of a handful of people who are trying to decide whether or not you should see this film, GO SEE AVENGERS 2: AGE OF ULTRON. It is a fun film that delivers on everything that Marvel promises and more.
You have been warned; the rest of this review might contain spoilers.
It’s like someone at Marvel shouted, “One liners for everyone!” and the script writers delivered. Everyone has a great line, even some of the bad guys that are the screen for less than 20 seconds. Marvel is the home of the fun comic book movies. Yes, there are dark and brooding times, but you get the feeling that people actually enjoy working on these films. The chemistry between Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans is spectacular. Thor is still a fish out of water, and every hero has something to do. Even Hawkeye earns the respect of his team, and Black Widow is given a very important job as well as a new love interest.
Speaking of Hawkeye, WHAT!?! Personally, I like the character of Hawkeye because I think I could become him. Archery is a great sport. You should get involved. Beyond that, though, Jeremy Renner’s talents have been mostly kept under wraps. He is set free in this Avengers 2.
There is one giant plot hole that can be explained if you want to think about it too much, but Marvel movies are meant to be fun, action-oriented, roller coaster thrill rides with a small amount of philosophy and some hero versus hero action.
The plot is complicated, and for those who haven’t stayed through all of the films, the roles of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver may not be clear enough. However, Joss Whedon is one of the best at delivering on well-written, complicated stories, and Avengers 2: Age of Ultron is no different. Go and see this movie, enjoy the thrill ride and marvel at what is on the screen. (If you like to take off before the screen credits end, you may go ahead and do so. There is only a small scene in the middle to be concerned about.)