Avengers: Age of Ultron was worth the wait

The Marvel blockbuster is number one at the box office. Photo taken from google images.

The Marvel blockbuster is number one at the box office. Photo taken from google images.

Anna Eklund, staff writer

The newest of the Marvel box office hits, Avengers: Age of Ultron was released May 1, 2015 and was directed and written by Joss Whedon, also written by Jack Kirby, and none other than Stan Lee. This exciting sequel to Avengers has a star rating of 8.2 by IMBD, and is rated PG-13 for heavy violence, weapons, explosions, and sheer destruction. The amount of profanity, sexual content, and substance use is all moderate.

The film starred the original six avengers from the previous movie such as Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. The actors all had their own special scenes that helped the viewers get a better understanding of them. For example, Black Widow and Hawkeye, who don’t already have a movie out about them and are far less popular for comic readers, were given special scenes to entertain the audience.

The film did an excellent job of holding my attention throughout the whole movie and did not leave noticeable gaps. The introduction of new characters such as Elizabeth Olson as Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, and Ultron voiced by James Spader, helped create an intriguing experience the whole way though the movie.

The movie started out in full action and immediately began to enthrall me. The way the actors easily communicated on screen made the movie feel less Sci-Fi and more real. Even though these actors are playing super heroes in morphed versions of our world today, the cast and crew did a terrific job of making the film easy to enjoy even if Sci-Fi is not your favorite.

Seeing the movie in IMAX 3-D enhanced the cinematic elements and made me that much more into it. The thrilling action scenes, breathtaking view, and spine-tinging sounds made the film great on its own. The dialogue was funny at times which helped break up some of the more serious scenes of war and destruction. The heartwarming family scenes made me feel like I was connected to the actors on another level. The whole film was in another world that I never wanted to leave and I honestly didn’t want the 2 hour and 20 minute film to end.

I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to be intrigued the whole ride and root for characters you wouldn’t expect. This movie has elements of comedy, romance, action, and thrill, so it will be a universal hit no matter if you enjoy superheroes or not.