Review | Avengers: Age of Ultron

Review | Avengers: Age of Ultron

Darnell Gilton, Guest Columnist


Avengers: Age of Ultron has an action-packed storyline about the world’s greatest superheroes, combining together a huge force of power, as they fight against the evil of the world. The Avengers, containing Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Hulk (Mark Ruffallo), The Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America (Chris Evans), and joined by two new powers: Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor Johnson) with his lightning speed  and his sister Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olson). Together they fight off the main antagonist Ultron (James Spader) whose plans are to destroy the world.

Director Joss Whedon packed action, comedy, and a message of world peace into a movie that can still entertain…

They find out all-combined, they’re not able to destroy Ultron, who was killed once, but was recreated by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) by accident. So to help, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffallo) design an idea that will put Jarvis which is Iron Man’s personal assistant through a cradle, which is the device Ultron used to design his body. This creates Vision (Paul Bettany) the strongest of them all. He was so incredibly strong that he was the only one able to pick up Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) hammer, one of my favorite scenes.

This is one of my favorite scenes because it is said in many movies, comics, books, and previous movies, that no one can pick up Thor’s Hammer if he or she is unworthy. Another one of my favorite scenes is when they debate how naturally weighted and controlled the hammer is whilst fighting Ultron’s (James Spader) army of evil robots and trying to disable a drill that will end the human race.

I assumed they were going to continue the previous Avengers movie where Loki (Tom Hiddleston) steals a source of pure energy and threatens to enslave the human race. The avengers were then assembled to stop Loki’s plans. The past movie focused basically on Captain America (Chris Evans) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). But during the newest Avengers, there was more of a balance between all characters, both the Avengers and the villains. Both the movies were great with a thrilling script, and exceptional dialogue where there was comedy at times. It was great how director Joss Whedon packed action, comedy, and a message of world peace into a movie that can still entertain whilst showing friendship, loyalty, and determination.

The beginning was not as interesting, but towards the middle and end, where the movie showed what we came for, the excitement level picked up. The film faltered at first, but then grew into a glorious showing of the Avengers in full effect.

I think we would need just one more movie to end the Avengers series. I think we have seen enough of each cast member in the series, and enough of the Avengers battles, so I think one last movie should end it all – to go out with a bang – to give it that final flare. I would like to see something where one character becomes stronger than every Avenger there is, and the Avengers must  depend on technology, and their inner-strength, to help them defeat the character, or I would like to see what happens to the Avengers after the wear and tear and emotional damage builds up between people in the Avengers, causing havoc within everybody in the group, where they have to refine focus to achieve the goal at hand, to defeat the enemy.

I think a blast from the past would be a novel idea, but for sure, the next movie should be the last. My overall rating of the movie, out of 5 stars, a is 4.