Rating 4/5 Overall there’s nothing actually wrong with Avengers Age of Ultron except some of the same nitpicks I feel we will be hearing about until the end of time. I will continue stressing that these are super-hero movies and, no matter how much it hurts, there’s just goofy built into these characters. Stuff you just have to go with, and not always in a bad way. Because they are also a lot of fun and there are a lot of stories you can mine from them. Avengers Age of Ultron is about a killer robot that just wants to kill our heroes because they might stand in the way of whatever he has planned. And here’s another small but glaring problem with Avengers Age of Ultron, his plan got too complicated for its own good. Complicated to the point it really didn’t make enough sense for the audience to entirely accept it. What leads up to the Avengers was an experiment in a shared universe, not it’s a successful experiment and this movie is its little brother.
Avengers Age of Ultron
Avengers Age of Ultron is about a killer robot trying to destroy the team put together to handle things like killer robots. I feel Ultron motivations were a little all over the place. I didn’t exactly understand why he immediately concluded the Avengers had to go. I think it’s because he felt they would be the only things that could stand in their way, or Ultron felt they didn’t measure up to being world-savers, or Ultron was pissed off at Stark for making him in the first place. Or it could have and most likely was all of these above. The problem is that movies have already strip-mined the living hell out of every psycho robot attacks premise. It’s tough to be original with every story has already been told and they’re worldwide pop culture icons. And you want to hate Terminator because that bitch did it first and that makes you look like you’re playing catch-up. However Ultron was fun to watch and that’s how they got past the “been there, done that” feeling of Ultron as a villain. James Spader voicing the killer robot. Whoever came up with this idea should have gotten a raise and a one month vacation to the island paradise of their choice. It was a brilliant move.
Age of Ultron – Personality
Age of Ultron works because the Marvel universe has a magnetic personality. You want to see these characters come together, fight together, argue and step over each other. Nothing Tony Stark said in the middle of this movie made any sense. Tony makes a mistake and creates a killer robot and his logic said, “Hey, let’s create another killer robot and hope for the best.” Then Captain America says exactly what most watchers will be thinking, “Hey Tony, how about you do not do on purpose what you just did by mistake? Thanks.” Yet, you know people like Tony Stark. Self-Involved narcissists constantly getting in their own way by digging holes they can’t climb out of. We know people like Captain America and Black Widow. We want to see what they are going to do next. I realized while watching Age of Ultron that Marvel Studios has created something with a similar effect of an MMORPG.
The Shared Custody of Marvel’s Wonder Twins
What happens when two parents who are mega-powerful in their respective fields have custody of twin children? The kids are special, but they’re still the middle kids. They’ll aspire to greatness but still be outshined by their older brothers and sister. However, they are part of two families and both want to use them in their next production. So what do you do? Well, you split the children, of course. I did not feel much of a reaction to what happened with Quicksilver in Avengers Age of Ultron because I really didn’t feel I knew exactly who Quicksilver was. Let’s compare the X-Men Quicksilver with Avengers Age of Ultron Quicksilver.
In X-Men, Days of Future Past Quicksilver was a kid who lived with his mother, Wanda is a baby so she doesn’t get much in the way of any personality, and he has one of the coolest scenes in the movie. You liked Quicksilver in X-Men Days of Future Past. In Avengers Age of Ultron Wanda gets all the personality, the emotional scenes, the real character arc. Quicksilver gets a line or two, but he’s obviously there to say “hey look, kids, not everyone is safe in this universe, so. .stakes.” It’s Wanda who ends up an Avenger, and Wanda who connects with Hawkeye. So Marvel can have it’s mutant without saying mutant while Fox can have it’s mutant and say mutant. Kids are split and everyone’s universe can keep chugging along nicely.
The standout action scene and worth the price of admission in Avengers Age of Ultron is the Iron Man vs Hulk battle. If that’s all you came to see in this movie, it was something to behold. Yes, you got to see some highlights in the trailer but it doesn’t do this scene justice. They had to block, animate and choreograph a battle between a mega-strong ogre and a dude in a sci-fi suit and you’re going to love every inch of the battle. It also ties into the story and will obviously be a huge sticking point for upcoming movies as the two duked it out in a densely populated city and people got hurt. This fight plays right into the child in all of us with our action figures matching up our hero and their hero to see who’s the better fighter, and it works completely because it’s on that level. This fight will be talked about for years to come.
Avengers Age of Ultron – The Verdict
There’s no way not to have an AWESOME time with Avengers Age of Ultron. Yes, Ultron is no Loki and his plan is a little stupid, ys there was shameless world building for upcoming movies, and yes the shocking event that happened to a character didn’t exactly carry any real weight because you really didn’t care enough about the character. It’s the 2nd Avengers movie that can’t possibly live up to the hype of the first movie. Avengers Age of Ultron had one job to do, to move us to the next movies while giving us a fun time while doing it. It’s an excellent visit with some old friends and you can’t wait to see what they’ll get up to next.