Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Since Avengers: Age of Ultron came out on DVD, I got a chance to watch it again and I really wasn’t that impressed, sure it was a decent and exciting film but it felt bloated and there were times when the film dragged on and on. The major flaw is that everyone expected it to be a huge movie akin to the first Avengers film. Spoilers to follow.

The Avengers Assemble again, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Hawkeye and Black Widow are on a mission to attack a Hydra facility to retrieve Loki’s scepter. On this mission they are attacked by the Maximoff twins, Wanda (Scarlet Witch) and Pietro (Quicksiver), Wanda can manipulate minds and throw energy and Pietro can run fast. So the Avengers win the scepter and bring it back home with them. Tony Stark decides it would be a good idea to look into the scepter and he finds some artificial intelligence and Tony decides to “builds” Ultron, as a way to end the Avengers and to do so Ultron wants to kill the Avengers. Clearly Ultron is the bad guy, he takes the scepter and goes rogue, he attack the Avengers who were have a victory party for some reason. Ultron then recruits the twins to help him since Stark killed their parents. So the Avengers get into a fight with Ultron again and Wanda uses her mind manipulation skills and gives most of the Avengers visions. Many of these cause members to freak out and Hulk goes crazy and smashes some towns hurting people as well. This causes the world to start hating The Avengers so they go into hiding.

They enter into Hawkeye’s house and meet his wife and kids.  Nick Fury shows up and gives a pep talk about how they need to work together as a team to stop Ultron. While this is going on Ultron goes to a synthetic tissue printer that Dr. Cho who was at the victory party has and Ultron tries to make a perfect version of himself using the Mind Gem which was inside Loki’s Scepter but the Avengers attack before Ultron can upload himself completely into the body. and he loses the body, but captures Black Widow. During this Wanda sees a vision of Ultron destroying the world so they decide to join the Avengers. Having captured the body Tony Stark being the huge dick he is decides to upload JARVIS into the body as he was the thing that was preventing Ultron from getting any launch codes. This is Vision.  They win in the end and set up a new version of The Avengers (War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Vision and Falcon, with Captain America and Black Widow) Hawkeye goes back to his family, Thor goes back home, Tony goes somewhere and Hulk has taken off to space or someplace like that.

During the credits Thanos shows up and says he;ll have to do it himself and puts on an Infinity Gauntlet.

Now I think that the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe is something that you need to be caught up on for all the following movies since they all play off one another and build to things like the Avengers. If you want to see next year’s Captain America you have to see this movie and it sets up the divide that leads to the Civil War or something.  As for who has the best Quicksilver that goes to X-Men.

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