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The Avengers: The Age of Ultron
Runtime: 141 minutes
Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Johnson
Director: Joss Whedon
Sex: Kissing in a few scenes; comment by a woman to a man that "I should have joined you" (in the shower); a mild innuendo or two.
Language: For G Sake-1; D-3; S-2; H-4; Geez-1; D*** move (Slang for male genitalia)-1; A-4; P-1; B-2; SOB-1; Captain America doesn't like to swear and is pressured to.
Violence: A lot of comic-book violence including explosions, fights, shooting with some brief scenes of blood including blood seen on a wall and on man who is struck with bullets, although it is not gratuitous; man's arm cut off but not gratuitous; arrows are shot; metal heart from a character is ripped out.
Drugs: Drinking including beer; party scenes; character is drunk; a margaritas comment.
Nudity: Shirtless men; cleavage; short skirts.
Other: Ultron makes a comment about "building his church on a rock," a weapon that he has; tension between characters; A character says "I am" and this could be interpreted by some to claim that he is claiming to be God.
Integrity: Elements of teamworks and loyalty
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 a global adventure.
"Avenger" fans will love "The Age of Ultron," the newest installment in the action-packed, rollicking world of this Marvel franchise. This second film in the series feels a bit inflated and padded, with the battle at the end going on for a long time. Still, the humor and wit from the first movie is intact, Stan Lee makes his customary cameo, and there is plenty to like. Ultimately the enemy of the movie, Ultron, wants to divide and conquer the team and it will take the entire Avengers team to thwart his evil plans. That is the strong suit of this movie: the team banding together to defeat the challenging enemy.
All of the Avengers are back including Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Hawkeye and the Incredible Hulk. The movie features appropriate moments of humor, including a scene in which the various team members attempt to lift the mighty hammer of Thor. The team raises a few eyebrows when Captain America manages to nudge the hammer a bit, but ultimately that is all he can accomplish. In one scene when the battle starts raging, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) lets Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) know that she cares about him, but then she makes sure he becomes angry because, "I need the green guy right now." Ultron makes a powerful foe for the Avengers and, although the run time is a bit long at 141 minutes, there is a lot of action packed into the movie's runtime. We are pleased to award "The Avengers: The Age of Ultron" our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for ages twelve plus. It's quite a thrill ride for a couple of hours.
Dove Family Approved: Recommended For Ages 12+
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