Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Liam Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany (voice), James Spader (voice)
In the fictitious Eastern European country of Sokovia, the Avengers come across a Hydra facility in which Loki’s sceptre was being used to harness power and experiment on humans. Tony Stark aka Iron Man (Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner aka The Hulk (Ruffalo) decide to start studying the power inside Loki’s sceptre and discover an artificial intelligence program. Start wants to use this program to revive his Ultron project which he wanted to create as an impregnable defense mechanism. However, the program was far too intelligent for any of the Avengers and Ultron (Spader) eventually took control over himself and decides that the best way to save planet Earth from extinction is to wipe out the human race. Much like every other Marvel super-hero movie, this one does not aim to be different from the rest. An ensemble cast of super-heroes, parallel stories of each hero getting over their own personal problems and lots of action. This movie tries to make the heroes more ‘human’ by showing an emotional side to each of them. How being who they are is making them question their own existence. The Avengers and all other marvel movies seem to be moving together in a larger plot outline and this would only make sense if you watch all of their recent franchisee’s closely (Iron Man, Captain America & Thor). With two new characters being introduced in this movie, it seems as if The Avengers is becoming more like the X-Men with their powers too having a lot of similarity.
Thumbs up: Apart from the action, the movie tries to tell a story
Thumbs down: It’s becoming too cliche