“When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it’s up to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.”
WARNING!! I am about to SPOIL the FUCK out of this movie! If you have not seen AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON yet… (WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU!!!) I highly recommended you don’t steer clear of this review.. Just deal with the shit I’m about to say and put in to this review! Cause it’s your fault that you haven’t seen the biggest film of the year!
When Scarlet Witch messes with Tony Stark’s head and shows him a vision of a dead and defeated Avengers after an intergalactic battle, He gets it in his head that he needs to do something to prevent such a thing from ever happening. Enter Ultron!
There are those that complain about the fact that the MCU omitted Hank Pym from the creation of Ultron. (A lot actual real life friends of mine..) But, if you look deep down. Look past the Who’s and Why’s and you’ll realize the reasoning behind his creation is the same as in the comics. To replace the Avengers! To handle the problems they couldn’t handle without the risk of casualties. Unfortunately, Ultron misunderstands his actual programming and decides that the world needs to be destroyed along with the Avengers!
More so, a lot of people complain about the characterization of Ultron. I for one enjoyed it. I would rather have this version of Ultron, then the comic book version. “I am Ultron, 4.5! I will destroy the Avengers! Unit not ready for this battle!” The fact that they delve into the Human essence of Artifical Intelligence, was very refreshing for me. And James Spader is the perfect Ultron. No one else could have brought him to life, like he did. All this time.. Loki has been the best and probably only Villain we can ever care about. For me, not anymore! Besides Kingpin on DAREDEVIL. Ultron was a great villain! They did it right.. However… I’ll save that for later.
The cast of course, was on point! Everyone played their role perfectly. I was concerned with what was going to happen with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (played by Arron Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen respectively)
The accents were just abit much.. But it wasn’t over the top. Wanda and Pietro are European in origin.. So it made sense. There was no true explanation to how they got their powers, it was just white washed with, “Hydra experimented on them.” One thing I really didn’t like. Because it robbed Marvel an even greater ingredient to add to the Inhumans portion of the universe. But, what are you gonna do.
I found myself more concerned about how the characters themselves were going to be portrayed. Elizabeth has it alittle easier, because she’s the first person to bring Scarlet Witch to life. Arron however is following the very much beloved Evan Peters and his Quicksilver in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ I will say this.. If I had to choose, gun to head, which Quicksilver was more .. “Accurate” and/or “Better”… I would give it to Arron Taylor Johnson! Evan Perers had a great “SCENE” in X-Men. It was in fact one of the most awesome scenes in the whole movie and he played it so well.. But that wasn’t Quicksilver. Not to say, Arron was.. But his was a whole lot more closer to the character. The anger, the frustration, the tragedy that shaped the kind of Man, that Pietro is.. That’s what was very apparent in Artons performance. It’s a damn shame that he DIED! (What part of spoiler, don’t you understand?!) but.. Someone had to go. That’s how Joss Wheadon works. Makes you like the guy and then, WHAM! He kills him off! There could have been great potentiol for Marvel’s version of Quicksilver.. But there’s no going back now. That’s one (or twenty) bullets he couldn’t outrun! But he did go down a hero. (BTW: I. Told. You. So! 😜)
The best part of the film, came In the form of the HULK vs HULKBUSTER IRON MAN!
The Vision was a pleasant surprise! Although he was only there for the last 25 minutes of the film. It was pretty cool. As all us geeks suspected. The Mind Gem is what was seen in his forehead in the promo art and stuff. Also as we suspected, the Mind Gem was from Loki’s Staff! Ultron planted it on Vision during his creation. After takeing the Visions body from Ultron, Tony and Bruce implant Jarvis into it. After his awakinging. The Team isn’t exactly sure they can trust this product of Ultron.. That is until he LIFTS THOR’S HAMMER!!
Proving his worthiness and gaining the teams trust! And a spot on The NEW AVENGERS team at the end of the film. (Along with Falcon, War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow and Captain America!)
The plot itself was.. Formulaic. But entertaining. Which was its intent. Well.. Actually the intent was to set up the next slate of films. Mostly CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, THOR: RAGNOROK, BLACK PANTHER and THE INFINITY WAR parts 1 and 2.
Before I bring this Review to a close. I want to go back to Ultron for a moment. Marvel has a habit of steamrolling over its films villains. Except Loki. For many obvious reasons. But they somehow made a Villain like Ulton.. A likable character. One that could have been used more then once. In the final Battle, Ultron was cut of from the Internet. A means he had used to escape from prior fights. So his only way of travel was between him and his other robot bodies. Once all was said and done. There was only one Droid left that Ulton could inhabit. But Vision comes along and blasted him away with the Mind Gem! Ultron was a one and done threat.. Which, to me, was a waste of a great villain. Ultron was such an incredible threat, it would have made future Marvel movies that much more interesting. With such a threat out there in the wind. It’s a big opproutunity missed. (Unless Thanos brings him back with the Infinity Gauntlet!?!)
Great Action, Great Character moments, A plot that was slightly better then the first. On a scale of 1-10, I give AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of Ten!
Hope you liked this SPOLIER FILLED REVIEW! Please feel free to hit me up with your thoughts! Thank you for your time!
So, Until next time folks… Peace out!