Journal Entry: Sun May 3, 2015, 1:10 AM
I'm seeing the movie again on Sunday so my views and points may be edited or changed. But for now, I'm just gonna let out my thoughts about the newest entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Age of Ultron.
I will be getting into spoiler territory so if you have't seen the movie I suggest you don't read this till after you have. If you don't care then continue on lol
Firstly I knew some people didn't quite understand the beginning of the movie very well. I do believe that they should have had some build-up like in the first movie. However, I understood it well. Because if you watched that week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, it had Phil Coulson and his crew in that Hydra base and Phil stating at the very end "time to call the Avengers" because of Loki's scepter. AoU then starts right after that. In case you were confused. I enjoyed that since I had watched that episode due to the rumors of it being connected to AoU but I can see how it's a cheap ploy to get people who don't like AoS to watch an episode just to get the beginning of the movie.
I loved loved LOVED the chemistry between everyone. The actors have so much fun in these roles and it really shows, especially in the scene when they're trying to pick up Thor's hammer. The look on Thor's face when Steve just barely nudged it had me on the fucking floor. That scene right after that when Ultron shows up all wire-y and broken was creepy. He's not a scary villain at all but that opening scene with him was unnerving to say the least. Speaking of Ultron, he is fucking great. He's such a riot. I may have enjoyed him more than Loki in the first Avengers. Maybe because I'm a huge sucker for wise-cracking villains. I didn't get that very much from Loki in Avengers as much as I got in Thor: The Dark World tbh. But enough about Loki, we're talking about Ultron. He is just a great villain and I'm probably one of the very few people who didn't have a problem with how it was lead up for him to be created.
A lot of people think Tony was being stupid with the idea of using alien technology to make Ultron. I agree, it was irrational and dumb, but it made sense. In the scene before it showed Wanda Maximoff ( Scarlett Witch ) giving Tony a dark vision with him all alone with the Avengers all dead around him. Tony was acting on fear. He believed that his team, his FRIENDS, would end up like this if he didn't go through with creating Ultron. Tony's character in this movie is great to watch as he tries desperately to fix his mistake.
Now more about that vision he was given by Wanda. All the Avengers (Aside from Hawkeye who wasn't up for being hypnotized again LOLGOOD and we didn't see Bruce's and just see the aftermath) were given visions. I loved all of them. I loved Steve's and how he is unable to let go of war and his struggle that he can't have the life he wants, Thor's is a great lead-up to Thor: Ragnarok, but I absolutely LOVED Natasha's. We got to see more of her back story which is great. We get to even know more about her with the dynamic between her and Bruce which is another thing that was an unexpected but pleasant surprise. I thought I was going to go into it and have it forced down my throat and it was going to be awkward. When really, it was brilliantly done. Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson have great chemistry and it's a Beauty and the Beast scenario. The scene at the safe house where Bruce tells her how he can't have what Clint has ( a wife, 2 kids and a baby on the way which I loved to see since it's basically showing us what's at stake ) and Nat confesses how she can't have it either due to the people in her past forcing sterilization on her. It was heartbreaking to see her talk about it since it looked like she was about to burst into tears at any moment. It was beautiful. It was even more sad due to seeing her so loving towards Clint's children and being "Auntie Nat."
Now let's talk about the new characters that were introduced. The Maximoff twins ( Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver ) and Vision. I LOVED the twins. Due to legal issues they are sadly not Magneto's children in this version but they're still great. I think I enjoyed Quicksilver more in X-Men: DOFP but his accent almost won me over completely but due to his lack of screentime/dialogue he didn't quite make the mark. Wanda is one of my favorite Marvel characters she kicked so much ass in this movie, even when she was against the Avengers. I can't wait to see her in future films. Now... the icing on the cake.
Vision is by far my favorite character of the entire film. I loved him so much even if he was introduced so late. He's just great and the fact he has Jarvis's voice is even better. At first I wasn't so sure about him but when hE JUST TOOK THOR'S HAMMER AND GAVE IT TO HIM I JUST.
He is worthy. The elevator is sadly not. ( You'll get that if you've seen the movie hA)
I don't have many problems with this movie but they may come up when I see it again this Sunday sooo.
Right now, Age of Ultron is a 8/10. GO SEE IT IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY!
Listening to: Silver Moonlight - Within Temptation
Reading: Coraline by Neil Gaimen
Watching: Rewatching Once Upon a Time
Drinking: Sobe Green Tea