Monday, May 4, 2015

Avengers:Age of Ultron (2015) Review

Photo: Marvel

It's the first weekend of May. What comes with that? Free comic book day, nice weather, and what has become the inaugural summer movie event, a Marvel film. This year comic and movie fans got Avengers: Age of Ultron , the sequel to the Avengers (2012) that laid out the blueprint of crossover stories in film.


The villain in this film is in the title, Ultron. Ultron is an artificial intelligence pipe dream of Tony Stark's that he designs with the help of Bruce Banner. They do so based on the energy of a fragment of what ultimately is known as one of the infinity stones for a villain Marvel is building all these films up for, Thanos. He is the purple faced character that has been appearing at the end of the last several Marvel films.

Photo: Jay Maidment/Marvel

In doing so, the films have introduced fans to many new characters.  Along with Ultron this film brings in Quick Silver, The Scarlet Witch, and Vision. As always with comic book films, there are Easter eggs abound from the Marvel universe. Including a hint at the African nation of Wakanda. If you are fan of comic books you know that only means we may see Black Panther sometime soon.

You really don't need a review to tell you this film is worth your time, do you? If you are a child of the 80's or 90's these films have been selling themselves to you since you heard about them reading Marvel Universe. You're all growed up now, you owe it to yourself to check out this movie.

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