Avengers: Age of Ultron (PG-13)
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
The pitch: The Avengers come together to stop a robot with artificial intelligence that is planning to destroy the world. To stop him, the heroes must deal with two more super-powered foes.
The formula: Raise a shield full of “The Avengers.” Hammer out moments of “The Blacklist.” Turn green with envy over scenes from “Beauty and the Beast.”
Go see it: If you love movies based on comic books.
Don’t go see it: If you prefer your action stories more grounded in reality.
Keep an eye open: There are several references to Marvel projects — past and present — in the film (and not just during the closing credits).