This past weekend, I got the opportunity to take the big kids to see Avengers: Age of Ultron. We are all big Marvel fans here and have been anxiously awaiting this movie for a long time.
In this installment of the Avengers, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner attempt a peace-keeping program and inadvertantly create Ultron, a cyber being intent on human destruction. The team must assemble to defeat Ultron before he destroys the Earth. We see some new characters in this film, like Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, and we learn more about Hawkeye’s personal life. Plus, there is a budding relationship between two of the main characters. The movie is filled with a lot of action, as well as humor. The main characters are all pretty developed throughout the film, and it is definitely one you want to enjoy in 3-D.
The kids and I love the movie. My big kids are 8 and 11. The violence in the movie is not gory, and most of the innuendos in it went right over their heads. The language is a little coarse at times but not overly so. It is over 2 hours long, so if you are planning on taking children, you want to make sure that they can last through a long movie. This is definitely one of the better 3-D films we have seen, and my daughter said she really felt things were coming right at her.
If you haven’t followed the individual movies of Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man in between the first Avengers movie, you may want to watch them before you go so you are not lost. The movies are all pretty interconnected and have important bits of information to help the movie make more sense.
We can’t wait to see it again and are now looking forward to the next movie in the series!