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Spoiler Review of Avengers Age of Ultron

1 May

The Avengers Age of Ultron is like being bitch slapped with Awesome!

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Here’s my not so epic long ass spoiler filled review Spoiilers in…

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Excuse me while I prematurely geek out all over your face during my review.  Avengers 2 starts off with action from the get go “Hail hydra!”  With the good old band getting back together again.  You should know the star studded cast by now if you’re following me.  If not we can’t be friends, so let’s save the formalities. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow  and Hawkeye are back as The Avengers! 

During the opening battle we see the Avengers have come along way since first film.  They fight as a unit under the command of Cap America, instead of a group of Super egos.  We’re quickly introduced to two newcomers the twins.  Piertro Maximoff “Quicksilver” (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who has super speed and  Wanda Maximoff “Scarlett Witch” (Elizabeth Olsen) with telekinesis and mind manipulator.  

Now the comic origins of these two is they’re the mutant children of Magneto.  You know that guy stuck in the shitty X-Men movies with Fox.  Thanks to legal issues Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch can’t be referred to as Mutants by Marvel studios.  Instead director Josh Whedon picks up where Captain America: Winter  Soldier post-credit scene  left off.  The twins are products of  Hydras experiments lead by Baron Von Strucker. 

Even though Lokis not in this film (sorry fan girls) his Scepter is a really big deal.  The team retrieves the scepter and throw a party at Avengers headquarters.  We see many Marvel fan favorites like War Machine and Falcon.  Hell even Stan Lee gets drunk on Asgardian Liquor in his highly anticipated cameo. 

However Tony Starks has been secretly using the scepters power to create an A.I.  His intentions to bring world peace but instead spawns a monster.  Ultron voiced perfectly by (James Spader) is finally a Super-villain worthy of The Avengers.  No disrespect to Tom Hiddlestons “Loki” but he’s not on same level of villainary.  Although some of his lines were corny Spaders voice was creepy and fitting. 

Ultrons origins is again a huge change from the comic storyline.  As his original creator is Hank Pym “Ant-man”.  Who’s yet to have been introduced to Marvel’s cinematic universe.  Maury: “In the case of Ultron, Tony Stark you are the father!”  I don’t mind the plot change as it has major implications on the team.

Ultron aligns himself with the wonder twins while building a massive army of robots and upgrading his cybornetic body.  The Avengers track him to Wakanda (home of Black Panther) where hes harvesting the rare resource “Vibranium”.  Thats the stuff Captain Americas shield is made of and nearly indescribable.  We find out why Ultron needs human help.  When Scarlet Witch uses her powers to mind manipulate most of the team.

  Even turning Hulk on citizens in Wakanda.  Leading us to my favorite fight scene in the movie as Hulk and Iron man in his Hulkbuster suit duke it out.  This was some spectacular eye candy and alone worth the price of admission to Imax 3D. 

The Avengers find themselves battered and at odds.  Mostly due to Tony Starks undermining them and creating this threat.  They regroup on a farm, Hawkeyes farm.  E-I-E-I-O.  Where we meet his illegitimate family he’s been hiding.  Thor takes off to go find himself in a pond.  Just an excuse to get Chris Hemsworth shirtless and wet.

Bruce Banner aka Hulk and Black Widow plan to into hiding.  Especially since the Hulk smashed half of Africa.  The films been playing off a whole love attraction between the two all film long.  Although this love interest came out of left field and felt forced.  If I was Brucie I’d definitely Hulk Smash Scarlett Johansson.

  Nick Fury makes his appearance because its not a marvel movie until Samuel L. Jackson pops in.  Fury rallies the troops with his pep talk than disappears again.  I swear this was Jacksons easiest paycheck as he barely got screen time. 

While the Avengers figure themselves out Ultron accidently shows his true plans to Scarlet Witch.  He wants to destroy humanity and usher in a new race of cyborgs.  The twins ditch Ultron and later on stand up against him with the avengers.  A fight over Ultrons new body takes place.

Bringing in a new character into the film “Vision” (Paul Bettany)  a super powered android.    Think a kindler gentler version of Ultron.  He wasn’t setup well and felt like a throw in to save Tony Starks image among his peers .  Vision was just one more hero to help take on the Ultrons army. 

The final showdown takes place in a flying city (I said wtf too).  It provided some fun visuals as the Avengers stood side by side joined by the twins, War Machine and Vision.  Fighting Ultron after Ultron and saving bystanders.  Fury and the artist formerly known as Shield make a dramatic  appearance with the Hellicarrier (oh thats why the city flew). 

During all the mayhem one of the newest heroes was surprisingly killed off.  Quicksilver took one for the team by shielding Hawkeye and a child from bullets.  The arrow shooting hero had the best moments with both twins and received a greater role this film.

Ultrons main vibranium superbody ultimately meets his demise after being blasted by Vision, Thor and Iron man simultaneously.  Than has his meatallic heart ripped out by a grieving Scarlet Witch.  The last of the Ultrons is destroyed after a showdown with his own creation  Vision.

The aftermath leaves the Avengers drastically changed.  Hulk goes into hiding from the world  including his love interest Black Widow.  Thor goes home to look into his visions setting up plot of Thor 3.  Iron man and Hawkeye decide its time to retire.  Captain America is found training a new team of Avengers.  Enter the B-squad War Machine, Falcon, Scarlet Witch and Vision.

Mid-credits bonus scene (don’t waste time sitting through entire credits after this) shows us Thanos and his quest to fill the infinity gauntlet.  Clearly Thanos (Josh Brolin) will be the main villain in Avengers 3.  I was really hoping to see Black Panther, Spider-Man or even Ant-man. 

Age of Ultron was a better film than its first go. I really enjoyed  this movie but can’t act like it wasn’t without flaw.  The plot isn’t as intelligent as Captain America Winter Soldier and at times writing seemed lazy.  It did provide plenty of entertainment.  It’s fun, action packed and beautiful to look at.

I recommend you go see it as its a blockbuster worth the price.  Marvel didnt disappoint earning a 8.5 from me out of 10