The sequel to the Avengers that also continues the story of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron was released in 2015. While there are a couple elements that degrade the movie’s quality, the story remains just as inspirational as its successor.
When Tony Stark inadvertently creates Ultron, a robot with dangerous artificial intelligence, the Avengers must reassemble to stop it before Ultron causes a global cataclysm.
Language is present, likely to the same extent as the previous Avengers movie. There is one brief suggestive comment, but nothing too inappropriate. Violence is aplenty, yet nothing graphic (as is the standard for most Marvel movies.).
On the other hand, the heroism of each character is remarkable despite their personal setbacks. One character sacrifices his life to save a child in an inspiring scene at the end of the movie. The heart of the movie, however, is likely my favorite part. When Tony Stark asks Steve how they were planning on beating the enemy, the one who has been pulling the strings all along, Steve responds, “Together.”
“We’ll lose.” Tony replied.
“Then we’ll do that together too.”
The Avengers movies have always been, at their core, about heroes teaming up to fight the battles that they could never fight on their own. And despite various flaws in content, these have always portrayed that crystal-clear.
This is a fantastic spring/summer movie that provides a fun story with a few thought-provoking questions. You shouldn’t forget about its shortcomings, but I believe it’s really enjoyable. You can check it out right here!
P.S. The last two snapshots in this short series to land here at the Lighthouse are Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. If you’re a fan, then these will lead perfectly into Avengers: Endgame, the ending of this chapter of the saga. It arrives this Friday, April 26, and the two Snapshots will be arriving throughout the month of May. You can keep an eye out for a snapshot for Endgame in the relatively near future, which will cap off this short series.