The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Jays Rating:


Joss Whedon directs eleven of the most powerful Marvel comic book superhero’s in the action adventure film, Avengers, Age of Ultron. When Tony Stark aka Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) teams up with Bruce Banner aka Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) they try to help the people of Earth by creating an eight-foot super robot named Ultron (voice by James Spader) who can actually think for himself. When Ultron comes to life and decides he has to wipe out humanity, Iron Man and Hulk team up with Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) to stop him. Along the way, secondary superhero’s like Jarvis aka Vision (Paul Bettany), Sam Wilson aka the Falcon (Anthony Mackie), James Rhodes aka War Machine (Don Cheadle) jump in (or fly in) to help the Avengers in brutal battles all over the world. As if Ultron isn’t enough of a problem, a powerful brother and sister named Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor Johnson) and Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) show up to mess with the team sometimes turning friend against friend. Of course, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) turns up before the end with a flying battleship to help the Avengers. (Yes, I just gave you the whole plot in ten lines.) It’s no surprise this will be the last time this group of Avengers will be together as a team. Now we’ll be watching (no pun intended) some of these characters in other films and you can easily see the setup for Captain America Civil War in this story. To prepare for Phase 3 of the Avengers, new characters have to be inserted into the story, unique sub-plots will be added, and huge personalities will be dealt with by Joss Whedon. This is the longest movie with Avenger characters in it, due primarily to the overly long action scenes. (Especially long for a blind guy.) It doesn’t really matter how interesting the narrative is because millions of people will go for the big budget action scenes.

(see photos of Jay and Alan at the screening of Avengers, Age of Ultron)

This is a good film but a step down from the Avengers and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA