Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Cobie Smoulders, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, and Stellan SkarsgÃƒÂ¥rd.
Director: Joss Whedon
Review: Avengers Assemble AGAIN!!!
Director Joss Whedon has done it again, he delivered another great comic book movie spectacle for our senses to take in and absorb to its fullest. It is impossible not to appreciate everything that was done with this film. A big positive factor this movie has to offer is that it doesn’t have to spend any time re-familiarizing us with the characters so it has the advantages to dive in to the story right from the start. The movie opens up with a greatly executed and choreographed action scene that just captures you instantly. This time around we get to really see our heroes fight together as a team, helping each other and having great team dynamics between each other that you can really see and appreciate in most of the action scenes which they lacked for most parts of the first film. I truly appreciated that this movie, being a sequel, it did not receive the Hangover 2 treatment where it was the same plot in a different setting. This movie delved deeper in the connections and relationships between each and all of the characters. One of these connections that stood out from all during the whole movie was that of Bruce Banner and Natasha. This stood out to me a lot because it gave both characters a different side to each other that us as viewers would never have guessed they had. It gave them more personality and connection to each other. Another character we got to see more of in this movie that we were denied a lot of in the first film was Hawkeye. Hawkeye finally received the screen time and exploration as a character we all deserved. We got to learn a lot more of him and his life and who he is. To me personally, Hawkeye has the greatest one liners in the movie then any other character in the whole movie. We also got to see a different side of Thor we have never seen in any previous film yet. Thor is now more human and less of his godly personality we have seen him have in all the previous films. My favorite thing about this movie however, has to be how great Ultron as a villain was developed. Ultron is voiced by James Spader who I knew from the very beginning was a perfect choice for that role because of how much of a great actor he is and the massive amount of brilliance and personality he was able to successfully bring to this character. I would also like to add that the new character The Vision had some of the best scenes with Ultron. The way they interacted with each other and their relationship to one another was heavily felt in every scene they are together.
This movie has everything you want in a big, action packed comic adventure movie anyone could ask for. Wether you are a huge comic book fan or not, this is a great summer blockbuster to go see. It has a great balance between the action sequences and the comedic relief elements that the first film shared as well. However a great new side director Joss Whedon was able to this movie that we didn’t see much of in the first film was its dark tones and themes the character of Ultron was able to add. This movie has not one, not two or three or four action sequences, but a whopping FIVE action sequences in the total duration of the movie. Surprisingly this did not make me feel overwhelmed by how much was going on and ended up missing key scenes or plot points. This amount of really big sequences were so well put together in a manner that worked and that were very well executed that it made me feel like I left well satisfied from an all-you-can eat buffet. I give this movie the biggest two thumbs up I can make. A great movie that has everything anyone could ask for in a blockbuster this big. I will definitely be watching a few more time in theaters. I rate it a 5 well deserved stars out of 5.