Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Review

Exhilarating, moving, and romantic… “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is a movie to truly remember.


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Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was released in theaters over the weekend. It has quickly risen to the top of box office charts.

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Unbelieveable! From the opening scene, the climactic action sequence left everybody speechless.

Ironman, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk thrust into action, storming the secret Hydra base in Sokovia. Everything, from the camera angles and the slow motion editing to the cold winter landscape created a captivating setting to immediately engulf viewers in the amazing world that is Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

The anticipation for this movie was incredible. With teaser trailers depicting action scenes with the underlying comedic relief that has made Marvel movies even more entertaining, all fans were craving the release of this movie for months. Radio stations, television networks, and car companies all raised the popularity of the movie, releasing ads and hosting game show competitions with superhero themes. On opening day (Friday, May 1, 2015), Marvel enthusiasts hurried to the theater to view the movie on the enormous cinematic displays. After watching the almost 2 ½ hour motion picture, I can only say that if you have not already witnessed the spectacular phenomenon, it is quite unfortunate.

The director, Joss Whedon, did an excellent job balancing action, comedy, and rhetoric to create a sequel comparable to “The Avengers” (2012). Perhaps it was the bombastic, but entertaining language used by James Rhodes (War Machine), the eloquence of J.A.R.V.I.S.’s speech, or the completely unexpected but moving relationship between Black Widow and the Hulk, the movie superseded my initial expectations. Secret after secret is revealed throughout the movie and once the credits begin rolling, you understand the characters more than you ever had thought would be possible. I highly recommend that you give this movie a chance. Although diehard comic fanatics criticize the accuracy of the movie in relation to the original series, I firmly believe that the movie has been orchestrated in a way to appeal to all audiences. What more can one ask for?