The world of Marvel has several nominations for People’s Choice awards, with contenders among my favorites. So I thought I’d revisit this blockbuster sequel and share my thoughts on it.

As I awaited the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” into theaters, its predecessor frequently aired on TV. The group of Marvel superheroes had combined their efforts to battle Loki and an evil army in hopes to save New York City. The sequel finds the Avengers already mid-fight, powering through a snowy, wooded area. Each one is shown doing a part in their surge, until they come together for an awesome team-effort shot. Along the way, humorous lingo back and forth adds another element drawing a wider audience – the action fans and comedy fans alike.

Their battle in the forest leads them toward an imposing fortress with a path snaking to the top. Once inside, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) finds an all-too-familiar and unwelcome sight. He and his Avenger friends also encounter the powers of two new and mysterious siblings. Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), too fast for the eyes and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), with her possessed expression.

A party scene hints at romance between Natasha, a.k.a. Black Widow, (Scarlett Johansson) and Bruce (Mark Ruffalo). More humor follows as several Avengers try lifting the hammer of a casually-dressed Thor (Chris Hemsworth). But the fun is interrupted and the team is back in action when Ultron (James Spader) shows up. This is a form of Stark’s technology, intended as global protection, becoming a menace.

Assessing the damage and possible dangers ahead leads them to a shady character and, for me, a cool surprise to see (Andy Serkis)! Soon after, more battle action with amazing visuals, especially between Bruce-turned-Hulk and Iron Man. This element is fairly steady and well-paced throughout the movie between down-time scenes.

Chasing after Ultron through a city setting, Black Widow has an awesome sequence of motorcycle stunts! She doesn’t miss a beat as she’s coordinating with Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Captain America (Chris Evans). As the action plays out, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch make use of their powers once more.

Another new superpower arises in the caped Vision (Paul Bettany), coming with a surprising ability. I’m already wondering where this will go as the Marvel franchise continues. The additional faces in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” make for another great element, with spectacular visuals to show what they can do.

My favorite among these characters is Scarlet Witch, especially when she finds the strength within her to fight evil. She has a rather dramatic look whenever she appears and conjures up her cool supernatural talents. This brings about a changing point for her, in a way, just as the battles against Ultron heats up for an exciting close.

Who is my overall favorite Avenger? Thor, hands down. So I’m looking forward to the next installment in the movies centered on the God of Thunder. Several cast members from that franchise also appear briefly in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” including Idris Elba and Stellan Skarsgard. Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders return for this sequel, joined by Don Cheadle and Anthony Mackie as Marvel newcomers.

One more thing I like about this movie is the bonus content that comes with the DVD, covering the filming locations. I would especially love to visit the fortress that overlooked the Avengers’ opening battle scene!