The storytelling that is coming out of Marvel Studios and Disney is some of the best in the business and Avengers: Age of Ultron delivered in every way imaginable. It had pulse pounding action, great character development, and a storyline that is building to something even bigger. The Marvel films are becoming episodic and I find myself already not being able to wait for the next installment.
When I go to a superhero flick I expect to be blown away by the special effects and Age of Ultron does not fall short. Marvel has made it absolutely impossible to distinguish what is a special effect and what is not. Ultron the evil robot villain that is introduced in this film, is the best example of these seamless effects. Bringing him to life was obviously a team effort between artists, director, and actor. He is voiced by the iconic James Spader whose sinister charm is engaging, funny, and scary all at the same time. I think that you will just love this villain and since he pops up periodically in the comics there is no reason not to think he may appear in future Marvel films. I will keep my fingers crossed.
The creators of Age of Ultron let us get to know the characters as they themselves were getting to know each other on screen. When you combine this with what they have already established in the first film, along with the stand alone films, we are really getting to know these Avengers. I loved rooting for, empathizing with, and laughing at, these heroes. It was the strongest part of this film. One minute you are learning about their family, and the next they are doing their super hero thing.
I hesitate to spoil too much about the storyline other than not much time has passed since the conclusion of Winter Soldier. At the end of that movie Shield is in shambles leaving the world vulnerable to get attacked yet again. When earth needs protecting I think we all know who to turn to. The Avengers of course. Want to know more? You will have to go see it for yourself!
The movie is rated PG-13 most likely for some profane language, that Captain America clearly disapproves of, and the violence that comes with movies of this genre. In this case it was mostly the superhero on robot variety. After some discussion we did decided to take B (6 years old) to see the movie. He is a huge Avengers fan and we felt like he would be okay seeing the movie, and he was. He absolutely loved it, especially a scene with Hulk and Hulkbuster Iron Man. You know your child best, so use that as your guide.
The Avengers is a must see movie for 2015. Whether you are a fanboy, fangirl, mom, dad, or kid, The Avengers will have you fist pumping, laughing, and cheering for more!
Avengers: Age of Ultron is in theaters everywhere!