"Avengers: Age of Ultron" assembles thought provoking storyline

Jesus Figueroa
Written by Jesus Figueroa

The highly-anticipated action film "Avengers: Age of Ultron" takes the Marvel Studio sequel in a different direction.

The fantastic action-packed sequel to "Avengers" keeps Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., as the main focus and continues to add depth to the already troubled character.

Downey Jr. embodies the personality of Tony with his charisma and his nervous mannerisms.

The opening fast-paced battle scene introduces the viewers to Iron man, Captain America, played by Chris Evans, Black Widow, played Scarlett Johansson, Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, and the Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo.

The battle scenes are epic, fast-paced and over-the-top, like good fight scenes usually are, which boost the fighting from regular fights to superhero fights.

Evans is uptight and lacks personality, which may cause audiences to disconnect from his character. Overall, his performer was was dry.

Johansson got much more screen time giving her a chance to be add charm to her character. Her flirtation with Ruffalo flowed well.

Renner shows some age, but doesn't seem to slow down as he is able to bring about a sense of leadership.

Hemsworth is boring and is not able to make his character relatable. He looks fit and strong, but his physique is the only thing he adds to the film.

Ruffalo is less comical than the first "Avengers" movie. He has less banter between him and Downey Jr., but he has more romantic interaction with Johansson.

The first battle ends with the Avengers obtaining Loki's staff from the first film and with the introduction of Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olson, and Quicksilver, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who have a score to settle against Tony Stark.

Olson has a beauty to her that makes both likable but intimidating. Her attitude is fierce and brings another strong female character to the "Avengers."

Taylor-Johnson does fantastic transitioning from a mischievous to heroic both physically and with his attitude.

Tony and Bruce Banner try and create artificial intelligence with the help of super computer J.A.R.V.I.S.

Ultron, voiced by James Spader, is created and becomes more cognitive than anticipated. It becomes more destructive than anticipated by Tony and Bruce.

Spader has a quality in his voice which sends chills through the listeners' bodies. Ultron would not have seemed as menacing without the voice being just right.

The film touches on the fears of each Avengers member.

The reason behind creating Ultron comes from Tony's fear that he doesn't do enough to protect the world.

The film centers on Tony and Iron Man.

The fight scenes are grand and fantastic to watch.

The 3D effect is subtle and well used.

The big reveals of the film change the feel and possibly change the way future films will be made.

I give this action film 4 out of 5 Popcorns. As an action film it brought the action to a new level. With the dialogue, it was a comic book type dialogue which can come off as dry. There was some comedy, which was used sparingly, but in good timing. The romance was there as well, but the back and forth flirting was awkward at points.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is rated PG-13 and comes out in theaters May 1.

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