There is something awesome about a great voice. Some people are known for it: Barry White, Isaac Hayes, James Earl Jones. I have to admit that Darth Vader is one of the greatest movie villains of all time, not because of how he looks, but because of how he sounds. And in my opinion, you can add a couple great voices to that list.
Ever since Iron Man hit theaters I have had a thing for JARVIS. That calm demeanor just always kind of got me. And with Avengers: Age of Ultron, you can add James Spader to that list. He is the voice of…wait for it…Ultron, and he is superb. Now don’t get me wrong, I love me some Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. and Jeremy Renner, but like many movies, the bad guy gets some great lines, and Ultron is no exception. In case you are not a complete Marvel Fanboy like the hubby or Fangirl like yours truly, Ultron is a Psychopathic homicidal robot that wants to wipe out mankind. Created by Tony Stark as a defense against the Unknown dangers in the universe, he very quickly goes off the deep end and starts gunning for the Avengers, and everyone else on Earth. But he does it in such a calm logical fashion, that it seems even crazier than if he was cackling like some mad lunatic.
Once again Marvel has delivered with a fun, sometimes serious, sometimes funny, action packed movie. I can’t wait to go see it again.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON hits theaters THIS Friday, May 1, 2015!
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart 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 the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.
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Disclaimer: I am a Disney and Marvel Movie Reviewer. I received complimentary entry to a pre-screening of the movie above to facilitate this review. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.