“Avengers: Age of Ultron” won’t disappoint franchise fans


“Avengers: Age of Ultron” was released May 1. The movie takes place after the events in the first “Avengers” and follows the team as they fight their newest enemy Ultron.

Following 2012’s “Avengers” which brought in $80.8 million on its opening night, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” comes in second place with $84.46 million next to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two” which received $91.07 million in 2011.

Released May 1, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” takes place after the events that happened in New York during the first “Avengers” film. By teaming together, the Avengers had to put their differences aside in order to defeat Thor’s brother, Loki, and save New York.

In their second “Avengers” film, Marvel introduces their newest villain: Ultron, played by James Spader. Ultron is an artificial intelligence that was created by Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., and takes residence in a robotic body. Also introduced in this movie, is Vision, played by Paul Bettany, Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen and her twin Quicksilver, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Not realizing the evil that he has created, Stark has to come to terms with what he has done and how the Avengers can work as a trusting team. The main idea in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is the struggle that each character faces with themselves as well as each other.

I enjoyed “Avengers: Age of Ultron” more than “Avengers” because of all the new characters with their unique abilities and how they affect the original Avengers team. Conflict between characters went deeper than the first movie which caused greater tension. Also, it was good that this movie covered some of the personal things of each character such as the love between siblings and couples. These combined elements made it seem as if you know them better since the last film.

Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, struggles with the fact that he cannot control himself and continues to kill innocent people in the process of battling Ultron. He wants to stay away from the Avengers in order to control himself, but they need him. This movie showcases his vulnerability and tells the audience that even though they’re superheroes, the Avengers still have internal battles.

Due to the corruption of S.H.I.E.L.D. in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the Avengers were faced with even more dispute since they were under no direct orders and operating on their own. Nick Fury, the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D., played by Samuel L. Jackson, eventually connects with them when they are about to crumble, giving them that extra boost of encouragement.

Overall, I’d definitely give this movie an A not only for the way that it follows previous events, but also for the way that Marvel is setting up for their next big years in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the following decade, Marvel plans on releasing “Ant-Man,” “Captain America: Civil War” and “Doctor Strange” as well as more movies introducing new characters.