Hello everyone. I’ve been wanting to write my review for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Since I have a hard time keeping my reviews non spoilery, I decided to do a movie talk about it. Careful of spoilers for those who have yet to see it.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a fantastic movie; amazing cast and great special effects. I prefer this than the first movie. The humour is funnier too. However, I’m not going to lie that I was a little disappointed about certain things in the movie and how the ending left me with even more questions. Especially since I don’t read the comics. There’s just so many things I want to discuss, I don’t know where to begin with.
For a start, I am bummed that they changed the backstory of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. For those of you who read the comics or watch the animated series, you know that those two are Magneto’s children. I understand that there is some copyrights issue on that as the X-Men movies belong to Fox. But it would be better if they stick to the comics. I feel that it gives the story more depth. Making them orphans just make them slightly less memorable.
Another thing that I don’t like about the movie is the romance between Hulk and Black Widow. Honestly, if you ask me, I don’t feel the chemistry between them; it felt as though they were forced to have this connection and not being able to have kids is something they have in common. I wish it was more than that. I understand that throughout the movie, Black Widow is trying to reach out to him as if he needed saving. I’m slightly upset that they turned Hulk into this melancholic giant. It breaks my heart seeing him wallowing about how he caused nothing but destruction. I miss the Hulk from the first movie; he was confident and seemed to be able to come to terms with his condition.
Moving on, let’s talk about the most jaw-dropping moment in the movie – Hawkeye is married. That caught me off-guard and I was left utterly confused and speechless. In the first movie, they build up Hawkeye’s relationship with Black Widow so beautifully, you shipped them instantly! They were such a compact, indestructible duo and all of their scenes together proved that they have this fiery connection. In this movie, we see a different side of Hawkeye. I love / hate that. Love because I find it funny and cute that he just wants to be a regular guy who is there for his wife and kids. Seeing him slow down and complaining how he’s too old for the job is just adorable. It’s as if this heroic side of him is just a façade. Hate being because he is not together with Black Widow. My heart sank knowing that they aren’t together anymore. Another reason would be that he leaving the Avengers team is unfortunate because even without superpowers, he has proved to be a valuable member of the team.
One of my favorite scenes from the movie would be the hammer lifting scene. The part where Captain America managed to move the hammer slightly, causing Thor to be a little worried got me laughing the hardest. The 'oh, crap' face Thor made was epic! Another favorite scene of mine would be the death of Quicksilver. That was the most heart-wrenching scene in the movie for me. Seeing Scarlet Witch hurt because she must’ve felt the pain of her twin brother’s death made me a little emotional. I love how she threw her rage at Ultron as well because he caused this. I am glad that she didn’t turn evil. I get a feeling that Quicksilver will be resurrected in the future movies.
Watching the movie made me think about Ultron and how powerful of a threat he can be. He has the ability to control technologies and although that seems fantastical, the fact that how we rely so much on technologies these days made that scene felt kind of practical. It is so realistic and frightening how Ultron decided to end humanity after spending a couple of minutes in the internet.
I think the movie left me with more questions. What happened to Hulk? Where did he go? I don’t really like how they left that ambiguously. I’m also bothered as to whether Vision killed Ultron or not. It seemed to me that they fused into one? But I am not sure. Speaking of Vision, I love him so much. Is it strange if I say that I think he is good looking? I just love how he is so calm and collected. And the fact that he is deemed worthy by Thor’s hammer makes me love him even more. I admire how even if he agrees with Ultron that humanity is doomed, he chose to be on the side of LIFE.
Alright, that is all I’ve got to share for today. If any of you have watched it, do feel free to drop down a comment. Till the next time! Bye!!!