Age of Ultron is a huge box office hit


Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron picks up right where the original movie’s profits left off, beating it’s predecessor by grossing $84.5 million. Now Marvel Studios claims the top three spots on the list of highest grossing opening weekends, with Avengers: Age of Ultron sandwiched right in between The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Why do they continue to set records and make so much money, you ask? The answer is simple: they continue to deliver.

Not only does Age of Ultron pick up where the profits left off, it picks up where the action left off as well. The movie immediately throws you into an intense action scene that showcases each hero’s abilities and shows the bad guys who they are messing with. However, the team is surprised when they meet two new metahumans with unique abilities. X-Men: Days of Future Past introduces a new character, Peter Maximoff, also known as Quicksilver.

The character was a big hit, but due to licensing rights, Marvel Studios isn’t allowed to use the same guy. Luckily, this might not be a bad thing. Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays the Avengers version of Quicksilver, and he is splendid in providing a new, likable character. This is refreshing, considering we see the same characters often in Marvel movies.

Speaking of likable new characters, the biggest one for me happens to be the bad guy himself, Ultron. Yes, he might be plotting to destroy the world, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Ultron is funny. If he had different morals and motives, he would be a candidate for my favorite cinematic character. He provides much of the comic relief throughout the movie, even in some of the darker scenes where the plot unfolds.

Age of Ultron hits the nail on the head. It takes what it did right in the first movie and continues the momentum while the much larger Infinity War plot unfolds in the background.