“Avengers: Age of Ultron” a must-see summer blockbuster


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Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) team up again in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.

Lauren Thompson, Raider Times staff

This weekend, Marvel once again continues its tradition of releasing a superhero summer blockbuster, and boy is it a good one.

As one of the most anticipated superhero movies in recent years, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will please comic book fans and the casual movie-goers alike. 

After Tony Stark and Bruce Banner develop a faulty computer program (Ultron), the bonds which had once united the Avengers begin to dissolve. Between a failing team, new enemies, and the threat of human extinction, the Avengers must realize that their differences must not make them weak, and that honesty and trust in an unforgiving world are essential.

Featuring a cast that is as talented as it is easy on the eyes, “Age of Ultron” is enhanced by the performances of Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), and the magnificent James Spader, who brings life and personality to the Ultron character.

Better than the first movie in the Avengers franchise, “Age of Ultron” still possesses  the same charms of any other Marvel movie: snappy one-liners, tongue-in-cheek humor, and a cameo from the beloved Stan Lee.

Opening May 1, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is a must-see this summer. (And don’t forget to stay for the credits for an extra surprise!)

–May 1, 2015–