Welcome back to another MCU review. After lots of new introduction and sequels, the team up again for Age of Ultron. So let’s see what our heroes and heroines are up to!
The Avengers take a trip to Sokovia but it’s not exactly a family holiday. They raid a Hydra facility and got more than they bargained for. Not only do they get a world-threatening presence to deal with, but they also have to face a volley of public backlash for their methods…
I know Age of Ultron is generally not rated as favorably as the first Avengers movie. However, I enjoyed quite a bit!
The stuff surrounding Ultron wasn’t my favorite part of the story or even the most captivating thing happening in the film. Honestly, I couldn’t be bothered to care about his arc.
Avengers: Age of Ultron has better things to offer. First of all, we are introduced to Wanda and Pietro Maximoff. Especially Wanda has so much potential, I can’t wait to find out how this character will develop in the next films. There is so much inner conflict, it’s just brilliant.
This film also includes two of my all-time favorite scenes. The first one features all of the Avengers hanging out together. At some point, everybody decides to lift Thor’s hammer, or, better said, try and fail to lift it. It’s such a funny scene and there’s one moment where Thor has a look on his face that I’d call foreshadowing (if you know what I mean).
The other scene I’d love to mention (trying to dodge spoilers here) finally gives us some more information about Clint Barton. He’s one of the original six Avengers but we know virtually nothing about him. It was time that we learn about his back story. The same goes for Nat. This scene and the ones that follow reveal a lot of her past as well. Many of the dark moments long gone still haunt her. Could we please finally get a movie on those two characters? Like, now?
We also get some quality scientist interaction between Banner and Stark, which makes me hope we get more of that in the next films.
The interactions between Nat and Bruce were also quite intriguing but I’m not sure where that’ll go in the future.
By the way, this film also contains the iconic scene of Captain America acting like the goody-two-shoes he is and calling out people for using bad language. Hilarious!
While the main story arc of Age of Ultron is rather flawed and just not fascinating for me, the movie is going strong in terms of character development. If you focus on that instead of Ultron, you’ll get a captivating film!
Are you a Marvel fan? Let me know in the comments!