in about 100 words or less
US 141m, Colour
Director: Joss Whedon; Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson
Avengers: Age of Ultron is proof that you can have too much of a good thing. The latest installment in the Marvel superhero franchise, the Age of Ultron is a dazzling visual spectacle which reunites the Avengers to yet again save the planet. As a follow-up to The Avengers (2012), Ultron puts the cast through their usual routine in defeating another formidable foe which plots to exterminate the human race. With little room to grow the existing characters, Whedon and company simply add Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, twins with superpowers, to a cast that is already stretched far too thin (Klaus Ming December 2015).