Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 revisited Nov 6, 2019 23:19:06 GMT taylorfirst1, ReyKahuka, and 1 more like this
Post by twothousandonemark on Nov 6, 2019 23:19:06 GMT
My fav MCU film, my 3rd fav CBM behind Superman & The Dark Knight, & my #32 all time.
Out of the gate, I'll highlight that I most appreciate its step out of the limelight role in the saga. Much like Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban, with no Voldemort, AOU sans Thanos places the emphasis here on introspection & character development. I can't jump from The Avengers to Civil War & the character traits & arcs without this movie, & I've loved this one since day 1.
Where to begin? Love the screenplay, truckloads of great dialogue & humour. 'If you get hurt, hurt'em back. If you die, walk it off.'
Tony taking the reins of the mission, because he really doesn't seem like he wants to have to save Earth from what he's seen in the cosmos. His ego can't bring him to tell the others until it's too late, let alone Thor when he throws the party as an excuse to harness the scepter.
Steve trying his damnest to keep everyone on the same page, his commencement with butting heads over the mission with Stark.
Banner really not sure about his role, just seems to want reconciliation & not having to be counted on when the world can't even handle Hulk.
Thor as cosmic bridge for the Avengers here, he's the one trying to get the legwork done figuring out the stones' more frequent incidents.
Natasha really not moved on emotionally from her past, giving in to Banner's monstrous kinship. Hulk flying off at the end is pretty rough for her.
Clint, I think he's the key star here in a way Scott Lang was for Endgame. His family 'safehouse' is a great lane change, & his raport with Quicksilver is great. 'You didn't see that coming.' demise still hits as dramatic emotional death, ultimate sacrifice from someone barely into the gig.
Ultron via James Spader is terrific, a great foil for Stark & co., considering he's partially born of Stark-Jarvis.
Vision is a nice addition here because while super powered, he's not saving the universe just by waving his hands.
Scarlet Witch shows well her capabilities, of course it's subsequent films which give her more leg work.
Several awesome moments, not least of all Hulk vs. Hulkbuster, & my fav MCU echange - when Ultron intros at Avengers tower, 'No, how could you be worthy? You're all killers.' That's such a hard hit to the entire premise of super hero ensemble.
My fav scene to date though has to be the tractor, Stark in the barn 'Do me a favour, try not bringing it to life.' Yet another hard hit to the truth, from Nick Fury himself no less. Stark & Fury's 1-1 time in that moment is for me the bridge between Phase 1-2 & 2-3.
Shoutout the Wakanda name drop, & Andy Serkis bringing it in his moment here too.
Not sure what else to mention, everyone & their brother has seen the movie. Polarizing, meh my subjective connection with this movie is so awesome that I really don't even debate much with ppl about it.
'Ok, look, the city is flying, we're fighting an army of robots, and I have a bow and arrow. None of this makes sense.'
My MCU favs:
1. Avengers: Age of Ultron
2. Avengers: Infinity War
3. Captain America: Civil War
4. Avengers: Endgame
5. Captain America: The First Avenger
6. The Avengers
7. Thor: Ragnarok
8. Guardians of the Galaxy