Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

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[SPOILERS!!]

So let me just start with saying that this movie topped the first Avengers film. I loved every minute of it. It was full of action and story. I thought that maybe the first Avengers film dragged a bit at some parts, but Joss Whedon did an amazing job with this one. This movie ties in a little bit of history from each Avenger. I love that about this film because many times you just see the hero saving the world and we don’t know anything about them. The most interesting and sad one was about Black Widow. We all know about Thor, Captain America and Iron Man but we don’t really hear much about Black Widow or Hawkeye. I wish they would make a film about them just so we can get more background on how those two met. They’ve been pretty vague about their stories from the beginning and it would be great to know more about these two.

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So the movie starts with an epic scene of the Avengers fighting off an army of Hydra agents. Hydra is a terrorist organization in the Marvel Universe. Hydra had used a former S.H.I.E.L.D agent to steal the Chitauri Scepter (aka. Loki’s Scepter) and now the Avengers are trying to take it back. Hydra had been experimenting on humans using the scepter. Many of their experiments failed but two survived; the twins. One has superhuman speed (Quicksilver) and the other can manipulate minds (Scarlet Witch). The reasoning behind not mentioning their superhero names in the movie is to have the viewers get to know them as people instead of as superheroes. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook their past and we tend to focus on their superhuman abilities. Hopefully in the future we see more of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. I loved the Scarlet Witch in the film. So far she’s my favorite new addition to the team.

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The action was not over the top. It was just right. Watching them fight just gets my adrenaline pumping. All the fight scenes are beautifully choreographed and there was not a dull moment at all. My favorite scene was near the end when Iron Man, The Vision and Thor fought against Ultron. Now, I’ve never read the original comics so when The Vision was introduced I was impressed and wanted to learn more about him. He’s like the ultimate Avenger. I only learned after the fact that The Vision was revealed to the public to boost ticket sales. I’m so glad i didn’t see that before I watching the movie because it was so much better finding out about him for the first time in the theater. Oh and with every Marvel film, stay till the end. There is a scene there you will want to see.

The one thing that disappointed me about the film is the relationship between Natasha and Bruce. I really wanted them to end up together in the end but then again…that is not what the movie is about. Their story is much more complicated and Bruce has been through a lot since he became the Hulk. He is torn between wanting to be with her and wanting to protect her from himself. I am hoping that he returns for the next Avenger movie and he and Natasha can pick up where they left off. I thought it was a cute paring because Bruce is such a gentle soul despite turning into a Hulk when he is angry. He desperately wants to be normal but can’t. The same goes with Natasha. Both their stories are sad and it would be nice to see them happy.

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After every Marvel movie I watch, I always get the urge to buy a comic book. This time I actually got a couple to read on my kindle. I started with Avengers Volume 1 and The Ultimates. I am fascinated by their stories and their relationships with each other. Let me know of any suggestions. What should I read if I want to fully immerse myself in the world of the Avengers. Also, if you’ve seen the film, let me know your thoughts below! If you haven’t seen it, go see it now! You won’t be disappointed 🙂

Audience: MA
Epic factor: 9
Acting: 9
Story: 8
Direction: 10
Would I recommend: Yes

*Note: Based on a scale from 1 to 10. 1 being the worst and 10 being the best you could get in a category.

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