Avengers: Age of Ultron Review
Directed by Joss Whedon
Written by Joss Whedon
Based on The Avengers by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, James Spader, Stellan Skarsgard, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson
Apart from The Force Awakens, no film in 2015 is as hotly anticipated as Age of Ultron, the penultimate film in Marvel’s Phase Two, and with good reason. The first Avengers movie is generally seen as a high watermark for superhero cinema; Marvel is coming off two of its best offerings yet with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Greek god of geekdom himself, Joss Whedon, is returning to the helm. It would have been easy for Age of Ultron to be a monumental disappointment given those expectations, so it’s a testament to the movies strength that it isn’t. While it’s not as strong as the first Avengers in some ways, in others it exceeds its predecessor and becomes a better movie than anyone could have expected.