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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1 May 2015 (USA)
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When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.

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Joss Whedon

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Joss Whedon, Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Tony Stark / Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth ... Thor
Mark Ruffalo ... Bruce Banner / Hulk
Chris Evans ... Steve Rogers / Captain America
Scarlett Johansson ... Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Jeremy Renner ... Clint Barton / Hawkeye
James Spader ... Ultron
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Don Cheadle ... James Rhodes / War Machine
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver
Elizabeth Olsen ... Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
Paul Bettany ... Jarvis / Vision
Cobie Smulders ... Maria Hill
Anthony Mackie ... Sam Wilson / Falcon
Hayley Atwell ... Peggy Carter
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Storyline

Tony Stark creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the peacekeeping program becomes hostile, The Avengers go into action to try and defeat a virtually impossible enemy together. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together once again to protect the world from global extinction. Written by applenatalia9

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A new age begins


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments. | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Avengers 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$191,271,109, 3 May 2015

Gross USA:

$459,005,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,402,805,868
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was named after a 2013 Marvel comic series "Age of Ultron". However, Producer Kevin Feige explained that that particular comic would not be used as a storyline: "We came up with a few titles, but every month a new comic book appears, and 'Age Of Ultron' is a great title. We had a few other 'Of Ultrons', but that was the best one. So we're borrowing that title, but taking storylines from decades of Avengers storylines." See more »

Goofs

(at around 30 mins) During the after party battle in the Avengers building, several of the non-powered Avengers (War Machine, Iron Man and Hawkeye) are shown undergoing impact that should have either severely injured or killed them. War Machine (Rhodes) is shown being thrown through a plate glass 15-20 feet away and then falling an additional 20-30 to a concrete deck below. Iron Man (Tony Stark) is shown landing on a concrete staircase in manner that demonstrated he didn't prepare for the fall beforehand. Both should have been seriously injured or even killed from their impacts and yet later are shown only having lacerations and bruises to show for their troubles. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Strucker: [the Avengers are in the process of infiltrating a HYDRA base in Sokovia] Report to your stations immediately. This is not a drill. We are under attack!
Iron Man: [Tony hits the shield around the base] Shit!
Captain America: Language! Jarvis, what's the view from upstairs?
Jarvis: The central building is protected by some kind of energy shield. Strucker's technology is well beyond any other Hydra base we've taken.
Thor: Loki's scepter must be here. Strucker couldn't mount this defense without it. At long last.
Black Widow: [...]
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits is set around a statue of the Avengers battling an Ultron army. See more »

Connections

References Iron Man 3 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from Iron Man 3
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by Brian Tyler
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3 May 2015 | by Mai_Mai123See all my reviews

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Word among those in the know is that Joss Whedon butted heads with Marvel regarding this sequel's storyline. Whedon, a truly gifted writer and director, wanted the same heart and soul as the first Avengers; Marvel wanted to "Michael Bay" the film with over-the-top fight scenes and explosions, as well as overstuff it with new characters and interconnected story lines from other films. (And, yes, "Michael Bay" is a verb for mind-numbing, plot-less, soul-sucking codswallop.) In context, Age of Ultron is actually enjoyable in that Whedon DOES manage to insert some soul into the film – a feat that would have been nearly impossible in less capable hands. With that said, I would give the film a 6.0 or so.

Apparently, Marvel is planning to continue the trend of overstuffed, interconnected story lines. Director Edgar Wright left Ant-Man last year amid similar complaints. This is concerning because based on the sheer number of superhero trailers I saw before Age of Ultron started, Marvel's omnipresence will soon know no bounds – but Marvel fans want quality, not quantity. Please don't confuse us with Transformer enthusiasts. Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: Winter Soldier were unexpected gems. Last I checked, their box-office intakes weren't too shabby either. More of that please.


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