The long awaited release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is finally here and I admit I was waiting not so patiently for the opportunity to screen it.
The Avengers have tracked down Loki’s scepter and they are taking on the evil minions of the former “Shield” as it joined with Hydra. But while their they encounter the latest evil experiment, a set of twins who have been enhanced with several skills, all in an effort to bring the Avengers to not only their knees, but to complete destruction.
In a mind bending game, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is convinced that the death of the Avengers is near, and convinces Dr. Banner (Mark Ruffalo) to use the scepter to create Ultron, who is supposed to be a “peace keeper” above and beyond anything the Avengers could do on their own. Unfortunately Ultron has a mind of his own and feels the only way to save the world is to destroy it, and the Avengers with it.
I love doing movie reviews – except I hate spoilers! I don’t want to tell you too much more, because part of the enjoyment of the movie for me was some really unexpected surprises. I really dislike it when a movie is predictable and doesn’t hold my interest and I can promise you none of that happens in “Avengers Age of Ultron.” It’s full of surprises, and one that will make you gasp! But you have to watch closely or you may miss it – but it’s one of the most important unexpected events of the movie.
What I also really appreciated was more back story was provided for Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) as well as for the twins Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). And, yes even thought it’s an action and adventure movie there were a few tears here and there – but again I’ll leave that to be a surprise for you.
You may also be interested in the relationship that grows between Black Window and Hulk – as well as their alter egos.
Get ready to see a whole new world of Avengers, as well as a new leader rising. Also be prepared for amazing one liners which created laugh out loud moments of comic relief.
Should little’s see “Avengers Age of Ultron?” My 10 year old yes, my almost 9 year old no. You know your children best. I would say that some scenes may be too intense for young viewers and if you want to take the kids maybe stick to the 2D showings as it takes some of the edge off the fight scenes.