Avengers: Age of Ultron Review by Ammar Akhtar

Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johannson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Paul Bettany, James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson (VERY big cast!). When Tony Stark decides to create a peace program to protect the Earth titled Ultron, but it fails as his creation thinks that the only way for peace is human extinction. He along with the other Avengers must stop this mad creation from destroying the world.

My long anticipation is over since I have finally seen Age of Ultron. I've anxiously been waiting because I am a BIG fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, did the film deliver? Well, yes it did!

The summer movie season has officially kicked off, and this movie is the perfect way to start it. It's got everything a blockbuster has: GREAT action, GREAT story, and just that GREAT feeling of being at the theaters. First off, the action scenes are incredible. All of them were stunning to see on screen, which is always a plus in all the Marvel films. It was handled really well and I applaud Joss Whedon for it. 

In my opinion, if you don't get the characters right in the Avengers movies, then you've failed to make a great movie, but thankfully Joss Whedon got it right. All of the characters shine in their own moments, which is great to see. We've grown to care for these characters throughout the MCU, and all of them are handled really well. In the last movie, many people complained that Hawkeye was the weakest character, but there is an attempt to add more depth to his character in this one. I thought that it worked well and it made Hawkeye much more intriguing and significant. I cared for him a lot more than I did in the first one. Also, there is a romance between Bruce Banner and Black Widow in the movie, which was great. It may seem a bit odd at first, but their romance added more depth to both characters. Other than that, all the Avengers were really great. Seeing all these characters interacting with each other is just fantastic!

Now, what's a good movie without a good villain? I was VERY worried Marvel would have another horrible villain, but thankfully Ultron worked. I loved this character, and I think it was mainly due to his human characteristics. He was very funny, which was something I wasn't expecting to be in the movie. The only gripe I had with his character was his creation. When he first appears, I loved it. It's when he's giving his "How could you be worthy?" speech. I thought it was a great introduction to Ultron, but after that we saw him in his body that we know him by. I would have liked to see some evolution with his character because this felt very rushed.

We are introduced to some new characters in the movie, but ultimatley it was Vision who stole the show. Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver were good, but Vision was such an interesting character. Without spoiling anything, he's like a god similar to Thor. I can't really discuss his character without spoiling anything, so I'll leave it at that. (Look out for a possible discussion on the characters of Age of Ultron). 

As a whole, Avengers: Age of Ultron reminded me of the great time I had at the movie theater with the first one. It feels funny, fresh and just has that summer feeling. I thought the characters were handled well, and Ultron was a good villain, but I would have liked to see some more evolution from body to body. I didn't really think that it was different from the first one because it follows the same formula, but based on what we got it was a very entertaining movie. It's not as dark as the trailer advertised it as, but if you liked the first one then you will enjoy this. 

MY SCORE: 9/10