Avengers Back in Action

by Carrie Addington

They are at it again, and as the Captain says, “Watch the language!”. The Avengers take the screen for the second time. When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

“Avengers 2” has a lot more action than the first, and you can tell that they used most of the budget on the action, because there wasn’t a lot of speaking parts as there were in the first movie. There is an awesome Thor and Captain America team-up! Throughout the movie you can tell the team starts to split off into fighting groups of two. There’s also a fantastic scene where Iron Man tries to claim the Hulk!

It is said that the budget for this movie was $200 million! You can certainly tell where most of that went. It was filled with so much action that I don’t know how they are going to top it in the next Avengers movie! It is also estimated that it will make at least more than the last movie, which made a $1.5 billion just at the box office!

On the down side, I wish they had flashbacks or visions of each character’s past. They left out Hulk, Quicksilver, Witch, and the Hawk. I also wish they would have told more of the story with Hawkeye, because at one point, he is the main character. He also lived a second life! Why leave out all these details out? Hopefully, they will elaborate on it in the next movie. Until then, we can all make a million guesses. I also bet you couldn’t tell that Black Widow is pregnant in the movie, and this is why she is filmed from the waist up in most scenes.

This movie is great for all ages and should be seen by every superhero lover. The movie kept me on the edge until the end, and even then some! If you do go and see this movie, you should see it with a group of friends so you can talk about the movie afterwards. The movie will also have you laughing with all the references and puns! Even if you are not a superhero fan, it is a great action movie. I suggest that everyone try and go see this! I am giving it four out of five lanterns!