Stars: Robert Downey Jr. / Chris Evans / Chris Hemsworth /
Release Date: 2015-04-22
Production Companies: Marvel Studios, Prime Focus, Revolution Sun Studios,
Director: Joss Whedon,
Avengers: Age of Ultron Summary
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes 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.
Fans of the franchise will be pleased, but those looking in from the outside of comic-book culture may find themselves also looking at their watches.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is a sometimes daffy, occasionally baffling, surprisingly touching and even romantic adventure with one kinetic thrill after another. It earns a place of high ranking in the Marvel Universe.
More does not necessarily equal better; here, more is just ... meh.
The sharp, interpersonal dramedy that made the first movie such a delight is again present in flashes, but not infrequently it is drowned out by the noisy, inevitable need to Save the World.
For the most part, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is the hard-charging, mind-boggling spectacle fans are looking for. Smash indeed.