“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is exhilarating

Release Date: May 1, 2015

Running Time: 2 hours and 21 minutes

Rated PG-13

Grade: A

Directed by Joss Whedon

Screenplay by Joss Whedon

“I just pay for everything and design everything, make everyone look cooler.” ~Tony Stark

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

I know you’re good people. I know you mean well. But you just didn’t think it through. There is only one path to peace… your extinction.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is exhilarating.   I felt like I was on a ride at a theme park for two hours.   This is a film that you certainly get every penny’s worth and more. Joss Whedon does it again with a well written screenplay and plenty of visual effects. Ben Davis creates a thrill ride with the mesmerizing camera work. I viewed the 3D version and it was rock solid with little to no vibration or jerky movements.   The casting is the film is impeccable. It was like the actors were born to play these characters. The dialogue between the characters is so natural.   It is like you are watching a family interact. I especially loved the new characters Quicksilver played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Scarlett Witch portrayed by Elizabeth Olson. Whedon and his team delivered a solid action-packed film.   The audience reacted to the film the same way I did – with much applause and high marks. This film is meant to be viewed on a big screen with all the bells and whistles. Make plans to see it this weekend. ~A.S. McCleod



Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man

Chris Hemsworth as Thor

Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow

Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye

James Spader as Ultron (voice)

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine

Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver

Elizabeth Olson as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch

and Paul Bettany as Jarvis/Vision

About Leigh Ann Rassler