Avengers: Age of Ultron

May 1, 2015

Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON.

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Written by: Joss Whedon

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany.

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 141 minutes

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON has too many storylines, too many characters, and just tries to do too much in one film. Even with a running time of 141 minutes the film is unable to smoothly incorporate everything it is trying to tell. What the film gets right is the Whedon witty banter and the majority of the Marvel comic characters. Fanboys will definitely not be happy with Clint Barton’s (a.k.a. Hawkeye) departure from the comics and also the way Quicksilver is handled. However, I couldn’t imagine a better Vision (Paul Bettany) or an Ultron voiced by anyone else other than James Spader. The film is good, but suffers from the “World Will End” plotline that is all to common place in these big blockbuster superhero comic book movies.

Grade: B+