The Avengers: Age of Ultron is the second installment of the Marvel superheroes known as The Avengers. For those of you not familiar with the Avengers, they are a group of superheroes consisting of Tony Stark AKA Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr., Black Widow played by Scarlett Johansen, Hawkeye,(The Archer) played by Jeremy Renner and David Banner also The Incredible Hulk played by Mark Ruffalo, Captain America played by Chris Evans and Thor by Chris Hemsworth. They work for an organization called S.H.E.I.L.D
When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron, a technological terror hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff.
Ultron is actually the creation of Tony Stark and David Banner. It is an energy form of Artificial Intelligence that is to be placed in a giant indestructable metal body and used to combat nuclear war and any alien invasions. Unfortunately it acquires a mind of its own and takes that one step further and wants to extinguish all of humanity. This is when the Avengers unite to fight Ultron.
S.H.E.I.L.D has a nemesis known as HYDRA who have created two super humans who have powers of their own to fight against the Avengers. Quite a battle ensues with these two who are brother and sister twins crashing through buildings and smashing cars and windows all over the city. Eventually when they realize Ultron’s ultimate objective of stamping out civilization they unite with the Avengers.
One thing I like about this series is that they also show the human side of these heroes. Like the very contentious and frustrating relationship between David Banner and Black Widow with his Hulk condition getting in the way and Captain America and Tony Stark arguing a lot .There are a lot of big egos in the way here. There are also funny lines to keep their morale up. When Captain America is telling the rest of the people fighting Ultron and his minions “If they hurt you, hurt them back and if they kill you just walk it off.” Or when Hawkeye is trying to give the Russian girl from HYDRA now on their side some incentive to fight Ultron he says to her, “I just have bow and arrows to fight against these metal monsters. Where’s that at?” They also can get quite serious and philosophical as when Captain America is arguing with Tony Stark he says, “When you try to win a war before it starts everybody loses. Everybody!!!”
There is lots of action and things blowing up,buildings falling all over the place to keep everyone satisfied. Never a dull moment. Spoiler alert! There is a possibility of new avengers added to the team when they are sworn in at the end for the next one as Robert Downey Jr. has said he doesn’t want to do Iron Man anymore.
James Spader is the voice of Ultron and if anyone is a fan of Blacklist you immediately channel his Ray Reddington character from there. Ultron even has his mannerisms with cocking his head slightly to one side and the tone and inflections are the same too.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is a good film and doing very well, but I still prefer the first one better.