‘Age of Ultron’ uses action and humor to live up to hype

May 4, 2015

Rachel Librach
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“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” debuted April 30. It brought an ecstatic crowd sporting all kinds of Marvel Universe merchandise and an unbelievable movie that looks to be a bigger hit than the first “Avengers.”

The movie opened with the Avengers charging into snow-covered woods, battling their way through countless henchmen, heading toward an ominous and well-defended castle.

Inside the castle is the object of their mission, Loki’s scepter, which the villains somehow managed to get their hands on. The head of the villain organization has been using the scepter to experiment with genetic modifications on humans.

From the experiments, twins Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Pietro Maximoff (Aaron Tyler-Johnson) each possess powers that they intend to use to destroy the Avengers.

Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) infiltrates the castle and retrieves Loki’s scepter. After the Avengers return home, Stark wants to harness the advanced technology within the weapon’s power source in order to fuel his latest experiment.

Using artificial intelligence, Stark creates a robot that would be the Earth’s protector and shield humans from all alien threats. The programming backfires and the robot, Ultron, becomes a threat to the human race.

The Avengers must face an enemy that continues to evolve and has no regard for human life while struggling to put their differences aside and conquer their inner demons.

This movie will leave you guessing at every turn.

While the heroes are involved in some intense combat, they still find opportunities to crack jokes and hilarious one-liners that carried throughout the show.

The humor is spot on and so casually delivered by the actors, it makes the story line more realistic and relatable.

The screen writing does a perfect job flowing from intense fight scenes to comic relief then back to emotional chaos.

Stan Lee makes another excellent cameo that only adds to the humor of the movie.

Marvel has lived up to the expectations and gave its fans a sequel they won’t soon forget.