Rapid Review: "Avengers: Age of Ultron"


“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is full of all the action and comic book adventure you would expect. The problem is none of the super heroes in the film get a chance to individually shine as everything and the kitchen sink is thrown at the audience non-stop for two and a half hours.

I was also expecting more from the story department than just the 15 minutes of set-up we’re given. When we are given more story, it’s too much of what we really don’t want. We get some half-baked Thor fever-dream that you have to struggle to even understand what’s going on or why we even need to know about it.

If you’re just looking for some frenetic fighting sequences and CGI whiz-bang starring your Marvel favorites then you’ll be entertained… and there’s nothing wrong with that. It was a fun viewing experience for me. However, I’m ready for the Age of Whedon to be over and welcome the Russo Brothers with open arms to give us an Avengers movie with more depth and complexity.

In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program. Things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron, a technological terror hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments.

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