Avengers 2: Age of Ultron Gets Positive Review

Nadine Druar, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, released on May 1st, has made over $318 million so far.

Avengers starts off with an action-packed opening sequence which does a good job of showing each character in action and even introducing two new characters that were shown briefly in the end of Captain America 2: Wanda Maximoff a.k.a Scarlet Witch and Pietro Maximoff a.k.a Quicksilver.

Quicksilver is played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Scarlet Witch is played by Elizabeth Olsen.

The Avengers are successful in their mission to retrieve Loki’s scepter and return to their base. There, Tony Stark/ Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner/ Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) run tests on the gem inside the scepter in an attempt to use it to create an artificial intelligence program that they hope will help them combat evil.

“I see a suit of armour around the world,” says Stark about why they are trying to create Ultron. The two think their attempts to be unsuccessful and leave the room.

Hours later, a falling apart robot staggers into the Avengers’ midst and calls himself “Ultron.” He says that he was made by Stark to create peace on Earth, but that “you just didn’t think it through. There is only one path to peace… your extinction.”

The Avengers destroy Ultron (James Spader), but his consciousness escapes onto the internet where he begins making bodies for himself. He enlists the help of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver to destroy the Avengers. Ultron and the twins clash with the Avengers more than once over the movie as Ultron tries to defeat them and make his own twisted version of peace a reality.

Avengers 2 was great, both visually and storywise. Hawkeye and Black Widow were in the spotlight more, not just as superheroes, but as people. Black Widow showed a more vulnerable and caring side, and Hawkeye revealed that he had a family.

Ultron was a brilliant villain; he was as evil as Loki, and boasted some of the most memorable lines, such as his creepy singing of a song from Pinocchio about having no strings to hold him.

Avengers 2 was darker than the first, but not free of humor. The characters were believable; they had flaws and strengths, and struggled to work together at times.
All in all, it was well worth the cost of admission, and I highly recommend it.