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Its official! The critics love Scarlett Johansson’s new movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Oh yah and the movie also stars Oscar nominated actors Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner and Samuel Jackson.
Due out worldwide on May 1st, the movie centers on the story of how a super powerful computer called Ultron, designed by Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) AKA Ironman, tries to destroy the world. Apparently the computer was intended to bring peace but then goes nuts and turns into a super villain.
Comic book geeks worldwide will be watching closely to see if the sequel to 2012’s monster hit, helmed again by Joss Whedon, remains faithful to its source material. Everyone else will just be watching closely to see Johansson jump around in a tight black body suit. For the ladies there will be Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Chris Evans as Captain America.
Variety said, “the new movie is a sleeker, faster, funnier piece of work — the sort of sequel (like “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, ” “Superman II” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” before it) that shrugs off the self-seriousness of its predecessor and fully embraces its inner Saturday-morning serial. Rather than putting all his eggs in one apocalyptic basket, Whedon this time hopscotches the globe from Europe to Africa to Asia and back, staging exuberant mini-cliffhangers as he goes.”
“And if we must once again watch the world end — or come perilously close — ‘Age of Ultron’ at least gives us a more compelling (and plausible) destroyer than yet another galactic supervillain hellbent on domination. Specifically, it gives us that most destructive of all universal forces: man’s own best intentions.”
Entertainment Weekly wrote, “These days, we’re so used to feeling short-changed when we go to the movies that it may seem churlish to complain when someone gives us too much. But with Marvel’s latest comic-book battle royale, Avengers: Age of Ultron, I walked out of the theater feeling like the survivor of an all-you-can-eat buffet.”
“There are five shock-and-awe action sequences when three would have sufficed. And there are more than a dozen main characters (including a few new ones) all jockeying for screen time when half that number would have already been pushing it.”