Written by Bill Bodkin and Logan J. Fowler
Release Date: April, 2015
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, James Spader (voice), Elizabeth Olsen, Colbie Smulders, Andy Serkis, Hayley Atwell, Don Cheadle, and Stellan Skarsgaard.
Director: Joss Whedon
Plot: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to The Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.
Pre-Trailer Thoughts: It’s only the sequel to one of the biggest comic book films in existence. –LJF
Pre-Trailer Thoughts: This might be one of the biggest sequels of all-time, but I’m a little concerned this will suffer from a sophomore slump. –BB
Rate the Trailer (1-5): Four point five out of Five. Look, this trailer was awesome, don’t get me wrong. I geeked out at some scenes, and am extremely curious how things are going to pan out for this follow up. But since this is not breaking new ground of comic book characters coming together for the first time in movie form, I’m not as wowed as I would be and willing to gloss over elements for the sole fact that it is The Avengers! Hate me if you want, but I speak the truth. That being said, holy crap. I still can’t wait!
Rate the Trailer (1-5): Four point five out of Five. As a first trailer, this did exactly what it’s supposed to do — get us excited and have us wanting more. It’s given us a taste of what the plot’s all about, but not too much yet. Plus, we get a glimpse of Ultron. –BB
Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Theater. My ass is in the seat opening weekend for this. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has me at their beck and call, there’s no doubt about it. Plus, Hulk vs Iron Man in Hulkbuster armor? Worth the price of admission alone if you ask me. Is it April 2015 yet? –LJF
Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Theater. The upside for this movie is massive. Could it top the previous film? Absolutely. Ultron, especially voiced by Spader, could prove to be an awesome villain. Marvel’s best? Possibly. Could it suffer from sequeli-itis though? There’s a definite chance, but with Joss Whedon at the helm, I have confidence that Age of Ultron will not be a lame follow-up to the original Avengers.