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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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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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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

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$191,271,109, 1 May 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$459,005,868

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,405,413,868
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth Olsen stated in an interview that she is happy that her character's outfit is not accurate to the comic book, as it would be inappropriate for combat. See more »

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(at around 28 mins) Mjölnir shifts very slightly as Steve Rogers (Captain America) first tries to pick it up. He should not be able to move it at all. Actually, the Mjölnir shifts very slightly as to signify that Captain America is the most worthy of all the Avengers to use it albeit not enough. As a matter of fact we see Thor's first expression of fear when the hammer shifts and his subsequent expression of relief when the Captain fails to lift the Mjölnir. See more »

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Strucker: [on PA system] Report to your stations immediately. This is not a drill. We are under attack!
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User Reviews

 
One word: Mjollnir!

I have noticed a trend of negative reviews directed at the humor in the movie. Listen...humor is subjective. It's also a big part of these types of movies. When I read someone criticize the movie because the heroes are dropping one-liners during intense fighting scenes and to them, this downplays the seriousness of the situation or shows a lack of concern for safety from our heroes, I shake my head so hard I get dizzy.

This is a comic book movie! It's a fantasy/fiction/whatever you want to call it! I'm not a comic book expert, but have been a big fan of the Marvel Universe on film since Iron Man 1. I found the writing in AoU to be sharp and witty. And yes, I laughed more than I thought I would.

"There's not enough character development!" I've seen this in the negative reviews, too. Look, we've had 3 Iron Mans, 2 Captain Americas, 2 Thors, and a Hulk movie to develop the characters. At this point, there isn't much more we really need, is there? Yes, we see more about Hawkeye's personal side here, but to me, that only feels fair since he's not big enough to carry his own film. And given that he's very much just a human with a great set of physical skills and is less protected and faces his mortality far more than the others do, I felt like it made perfect sense here. We see and learn more about Black Widow in this one, as well. So the complaints about character development don't hold any weight to me. It sounds like the angst of a group of people expecting to see the Empire Strikes Back version of the Avengers.

In Age of Ultron, we get immediate, sustained action. I don't know about you, but if I'm going to watch a movie with a cast of characters that have the abilities of the Avengers, I want to see them in action! The creativity of the collaborative fighting was improved as well and was featured much more so than in the first one. That was something that I think the first film lacked, the side by side teamwork. This movie held my attention from start to finish.

As my summary says above, Mjollnir is a pleasantly surprising star of the movie. When you watch it, you'll see why and in my opinion, if you don't enjoy its role here, you really just have a bad attitude!


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