With all these Marvel movies out and about, the Avengers must be flagging just a little, yes? I guess this is where you cue the AI known as Ultron (built by Dr. Pym in the comics, but by
RDJ Tony Stark in this movie) whose original purpose is to take up the planet-defending mantle while the Avengers vamoose to the Maldives for a breather.
Never mind that Ultron stays at home learning how utterly horrible humans are at making good decisions for themselves (Leeloo of The Fifth Element (1997), anyone?) This knowledge, of course, leads the creation to decide, “Hey, you know what? You’re all frakkin’ idiots so I’m gonna kill you and install the utopian you could never achieve without me.” Or as Joss Whedon apparently put it in Entertainment Weekly‘s First Look interview:
“He’s on a mission,” the filmmaker adds, and smiles thinly. “He wants to save us.”
Go on. Read the article. Sound like I, Robot (2004) to you? It does to me. Will this stop me from watching it? Nope. Not a chance.