|WELCOME TO THE NEW AGE OR|
Hello everyone, welcome to the Tagline once again! Today, I will finally make good, and review that massive action blockbuster, that you already no doubt have seen, but I'm going to review it anyway, just try and stop me. Picking up chronologically after Thor 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Age of Ultron opens with the Avengers assaulting a Hydra base, one of many they've attacked while searching for the scepter that Loki used in the first Avengers movie. If you remember from the end of Winter Soldier (or if you had missed out here's a little recap) the scepter had fallen into the hands of a Hydra-ish bad guy with a menacing accent and I think a monocle? I feel like there was definitely a monocle involved. Anyway, that guy is studying the scepter and playing babysitter to the Maximoff twins (that's Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver) when the Avengers come knocking, with like Thor's hammer and stuff. After recovering the staff (because of course they would) Tony Stark and Bruce Banner discover an AI that they try to use to resurrect the Ultron program, a peacekeeping robot program that was supposed to act as a security system for the whole planet. This goes immediately south of the border, as Ultron needs all of 10 minutes alone with the internet to determine that the entire human race needs to be eradicated.
|Whosoever pulleth this hammer from the coffee table|
shall be king of all Asgard.
|Oh I forgot the Vision. Guys there was this|
vision and he used the hammer.
All of these things aside, I don't want you to think that I didn't like Age of Ultron, or that I thought it was a bad movie. I did like it, and I was still pretty impressed with it, all flaws aside. Making a movie with this many leading characters work is tough, and for all its production value and flash, you can really feel the craft and effort that Joss Whedon and the many, many others put into its creation. It advances the overarching Marvel plot, sets up future movies, and does so with heart and of course a sense of humor. The fact of the matter is that even if this movie had been AS original and inventive as Avengers, it would not have been as impressive, because we've already been there. I'm still sort of impressed that the Marvel movie universe has managed to go this long without punting one of these movies, and I'm interested to see if they can pull off Civil War, a storyline that went over kind of rough even in comic form.
That's it for now folks! Join me next week for possibly furious roads!