Summer is here, at least in the theaters anyway. Avengers: Age of Ultron will rake in hundreds of millions of dollars, and secure Marvel Studios' position as king of the box office.
Of course, all this begs the question, is the movie any good? Not that it really matters, but yeah, it’s pretty good.
All of your old favorites return with Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.
We even have some hangers-on from our heroes’ individual films, like Don Cheadle as War Machine and Anthony Mackie as Falcon.
Two new super-additions are a pair of twins with shifting allegiances. Speedster Quicksilver and his telekinetic sister the Scarlet Witch bring a new dynamic to the mix.
And then comes our new big bad, Ultron. He was originally developed by Stark as a potential savior for Earth, but Ultron quickly decides the best way to protect the planet is to do away with the human race.
Ultron’s motivations as a villain are a little unfocused, but Spader does a great job in the role and gives our heroes a new foe to match up against.
Avengers: Age of Ultron does what it sets out to do, which is to entertain the entire world. I, for one, can not wait for Captain America: Civil War, to see where our heroes go next.