Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Exuberant and eye-popping, Avengers: Age of Ultron serves as a suitably satisfying sequel, reuniting its predecessor's unwieldy cast with a few new additions and a worthy foe.


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When Tony Stark jumpstarts 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 they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Joss Whedon
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as Tony Stark/Iron Man

as Steve Rogers/Captain...

as Bruce Banner/The Hul...

as Natasha Romanoff/Bla...

as Clint Barton/Hawkeye

as Scarlet Witch

as Baron Wolfgang von S...

as The Vision

as Erik Selvig

as Maria Hill

as Colonel James Rhodes...
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Critic Reviews for Avengers: Age of Ultron

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (7)

Whedon takes a few wrong turns, creating a jumble when the action gets too thick. But he recovers like a pro, devising a spectacle that's epic in every sense of the word.

Full Review… | April 24, 2015
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

I walked out of the theater feeling like the survivor of an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Full Review… | April 23, 2015
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The movie's action sequences and sequel-baiting suck up much of its oxygen, and the magnitude of battles dwarf the smaller moments.

Full Review… | April 23, 2015
Associated Press
Top Critic

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" lives up to the hype...it gets darker than the first, and still manages to be just as funny and action-packed.

Full Review… | April 24, 2015
Schmoes Know

The chemistry amongst our heroes is once again terrific to watch, and the action sequences deliver both thrills and laughs.

Full Review… | April 24, 2015
Schmoes Know

It suffers from a bit of Transformersitis in laying on the action and effects too thick this time. The thrill may be gone in seeing these comic book icons together but the banter between them still works and it does have its moments of sheer fun.

Full Review… | April 24, 2015
Deadline Hollywood Daily

Audience Reviews for Avengers: Age of Ultron

An intensely satisfying movie, that delivers style, comedy and just action packed! A must see film of the year!

FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

The follow-up to 2012's blockbuster does what every sequel should do: it gives its protagonists a more challenging and menacing enemy, it progresses the development of its central characters in a compelling way, and it improves upon the impressive scope established in the predecessor.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

½

After the first movie made all my comic reading dreams come true on film I went into this with somewhat reduced expectations, because I just couldn't imagine it topping the original. And of course it doesn't. But: at least it's equally amazing.

While it's skipping a potentially interesting part of "how do they all come back together?" in favor of going all in medias res instead, the first few action scenes are so over the top you end up being a little confused. Thankfully, the film soon after finds its footing in the scenes of the aftermath. Again, it is juggling its ever-increasing amount of personnel so perfectly, this time focusing on some who got the short end of the stick the first time around. And the greatest news is: all the trademarks that made the original such a pleasure are back.

Again there is hilarious banter and the Tony snark. Similar to what I said three years ago, it is a great sign when you don't mind slow character-driven scenes because the characters just work and it's fun to see them interact. Thankfully that goes for the new additions too. Just like the first film finally got the Hulk right, it immediately nails Vision, also thanks to the amazing Paul Bettany.
One also had to fear.that a robot villain would not cause the same emotional response Loki did, but Ultron has some of the film's best lines, James Spader's voice acting is excellent.

Again there are a handful of really great laughs leading to spontaneous applause, the best of which is preceded by a scene that made the whole theater gasp in surprise.

There were some aspects I liked better than in the first film, also a few I liked less, but overall Marvel managed to keep up an exceptionally high level of entertainment. Best example may be the showdown: it's basically just a variation of the first, but still always feels fun and exciting, as if you ordered your favorite dish at a beloved restaurant again: lazy, yet comforting and delicious.

More importantly Marvel is expanding its universe once again, all minor characters from former installments have their place here and them showing up adds to the depth and connection of everything down to the TV shows and future additions. That just feels wonderful. One can't help but be excited about what is yet to come, even if the film ends with a pretty fresh and different roster of (New) Avengers already.

ironclad1609
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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