Discussion Thread: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' [SPOILERS]

I liked it a lot. It's not as good as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but I think it's definitely one of the better MCU movies.

I liked Ultron. A lot. He does tell jokes, but for every funny moment he has one or two where he's just plain intimidating. You can tell he hates humanity, especially Stark, but he's defensive when compared to them because he's just as destructive as he thinks they are. His first and last bodies as well as all of his drones look like the comics version, so the human-like body didn't bother me that much. It's nice to see someone who can challenge the Avengers with or without his army.

Quicksilver was great. Short-tempered and protective of his sister. He wasn't broken like the (also great) Days of Future Past version and his costume was better.

I'm not a fan of Scarlet Witch, so I don't know if this one was like the comics, but I thought she was cool. Unsure of herself, but wanting to do what she thinks is right no matter what. I'm glad she got a real costume at the end.

Vision was very funny and also had all the best quiet, thoughtful moments. He looked perfect to me, too.

Hulk and Black Widow... I liked their relationship, they had some funny dialogue and it humanized them, but it was ultimately unnecessary to the story and seemed to be a substitute for character development. I guess Hulk in the end decided he was too dangerous to be with her, but that's the same character development he got in The Incredible Hulk.

Hawkeye finally got a personality! It resembles his from the Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoon, with him mouthing off to anyone.

Steve Rogers and Stark's escalating conflict is interesting to see. Still, most of their stuff felt like set up for Infinity War. Stark and Ultron should have talked more, because the drama of him creating a supervillain was interesting and relevant to this movie.

Thor was Thor. Funny, powerful, and primarily concerned with protecting Asgard. I'm glad Vision was the one who lifted his hammer. I don't think it will make any fans mad, it proved Vision was a good guy, and it makes perfect sense, since he's an innocent newborn.

I was glad to see War Machine work with the team, especially alongside Iron Man, but he's still the one down. There's a running joke of the others topping him. I hope he gets some respect in his next appearance, like he did in Iron Man 2. Oh god I just said I liked something in Iron Man 2 more than Avengers 2.

I called the Mind Stone, but I was wrong about Vision getting it. Pleasantly surprised. Nice to see that the build up to Infinity War is picking up steam. They also set up Black Panther a little bit by introducing my favorite actor, Andy Serkis, as Klaw. He did a good job with what little he had.

So, at the start of Captain America: Civil War, Cap's team will consist of Black Widow, War Machine, Vision, Scarlet Witch, and Falcon? That's awesome! They're all secondary characters, so they can easily keep the focus on Cap and Iron Man.

The action was great, what do you expect? Hulk Hulked out one more time than he did in Avengers and fought Hulkbuster, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Vision brought new powers and therefore new possibilities in the action scenes.

Do I think it was better than Avengers? Hard to say. While I liked that this one had a more complicated story than just "bad guy arrives, heroes fight each other, heroes fight bad guys," there were more things I didn't like about it, like Hulk's development. Also, a lot of stuff set up later movies without being immediately relevant to this one. It didn't bother me since there was plenty of this movie in this movie too and I'm excited for the upcoming movies, but other people might be annoyed by all the sequel setups.

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