Age of Ultron is indeed bigger, better, darker and more spectacular than its first film but without losing its trademark style of humor, storytelling and characters. It indeed places a spot on my Best Films list for 2015 and even now I wish that the 3rd Phase would kick off as I want to see how further it can go if it sticks to its cinematic formula. In The Avengers there were never any introductions. We were thrust into the plot of the film almost immediately. This is because The Avengers was a sort of culmination-sequel of films that had already been made.