Avengers: Age of Ultron is a delight for superhero fans

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By: Michael Clemens ’16 Reviews Editor

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has generated lots of excitement for its films, but none of the hype can compare to that of The Avengers films.  2012’s The Avengers was a huge success, becoming the third-highest grossing film of all time.  Avengers: Age of Ultron, the newest installment in the franchise, is an enjoyable movie to watch, despite some hiccups.
The film follows the Avengers, a team of superheroes from various Marvel comics.  The main cast consists of Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).  The Avengers must fight against Ultron, an artificial intelligence that believes that he needs to eradicate all of humanity in order to save the Earth.
Avengers: Age of Ultron provides nice in-depth looks into each of the main superheroes’ character.  It does a good job of developing the characters and even shedding some more light on some of the characters’ back-stories.  There are also a lot of other superheroes from various Marvel comics that make appearances, all of which add to the enjoyment of the film.
The action scenes, though not always as exciting as they could have been, are nicely done.  The special effects are genuinely eye-popping and nothing looks obviously fake.
The movie is surprisingly filled with somewhat-frequent humor.  Though corny at times, it definitely adds to the overall experience.
Unfortunately, the film’s main flaw is its pacing.  With its countless superheroes, several action scenes, and multiple side-plots, Avengers: Age of Ultron tries to fit too many things into one movie.
Overall, Avengers: Age of Ultron is a fun film to watch and a must-see for all Marvel fans and fans of superhero movies in general.  The end product is satisfying and does a good job at setting up the franchise for its two sequels: Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and  Avengers: Infinity War Part 2.   Though it’s not what one might call a masterpiece, it is definitely worth watching.

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