Extra Cinema: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Incredible Hulk vs Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron
Incredible Hulk vs Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johannson, Samuel L Jackson

Director: Joss Whedon

With the Harry Potter and Twilight series a memory, Peter Jackson’s forays into Middle Earth at an end and The Hunger Games poised for a dramatic conclusion, the number of blockbuster franchises capable of setting the box office alight is dwindling.

Here, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) hopes to jumpstart world peace using an artificial intelligence program but he unwittingly unleashes the villainous Ultron (voiced by James Spader).

Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) calls together his superhero team of Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) to protect mankind from annihilation, as one does.

Whedon’s eagerly anticipated film — including sub-plots and cameos — should provide a neat set-up for the 2016 blockbuster Captain America: Civil War.

Rating: 7.5/10