Well, did you enjoy The Avengers: Age of Ultron? I mean, it’s on track to being one of the top grossing movies of all time! And the movie will be the top grossing movie of 2015. Well, at least until the new Star Wars film comes out this Christmas. So, did you enjoy seeing the beautiful scenery in Korea, South Africa, and Italy? Did you enjoy seeing the Hulk on his rampage? Did you enjoy seeing Scarlet Witch trying to mind control some of the Avengers? And, did you enjoy seeing Ultron almost destroying Earth, and trying to understand the Human culture at the same time? I did! This is a movie review of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, if you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read below, SPOILER ALERT!
So, the movie began with Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye trying to raid a Hydra outpost in the fictional European country of Sokovia. The slow motion action scenes and the team fighting all of those military personnel was great to watch, what a great way to start the movie! The raid was to stop Wolfgang von Strucker, who has been experimenting on humans using the scepter previously wielded by Loki. Two of the experiments were twins Petro who has superhuman speed and Wanda who can put people under hypnosis. Stark was able to get Loki’s scepter and they discovered something very big!
The scepter has artificial intelligence inside the scepter’s gem. And before we see more about this, it was party time! We got to see Stan Lee get drunk, and we also got to see plenty of character development and laugher and jokes between the team. A good part about this movie other than the action scenes were the jokes and talk between the characters. More superhero movies needs to do what The Avengers has done beautifully. As for the scepter, it is secretly used to complete Stark’s “Ultron” global defense program. Ultron believes that he must eradicate humanity to save Earth, and he almost gets its wish later in the movie.
Ultron takes control of JARVIS, and it builds a couple of robots to attack The Avengers at their headquarters. Remember, The Avengers are still recovering from that party, and you have to believe that some of them are probably a little drunk. It all could have ended right here, but they get control of Ultron, and he gets out of the headquarters. You see, Ultron is using the world’s internet to get around. And as for JARVIS, he hid on a back part of the internet. Ultron ends up back in Sokovia, and kills off Strucker. The machine then begins to build his own robot army, doom and gloom time!
Other than building the army, Ultron goes to African shipyard to get some vibranium. Ultron knows the entire internet that he instantly wired the bad guys a lot of money, and also ripped off an arm of Ulysses Kalue. The Avengers are on their trail, and track Ultron, but while trying to defeat Ultron, the Scarlet Witch does her dirty work, and begins to put some of The Avengers under this hypnotic trance. We got to see some past history of Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, and the Hulk. It was amazing to watch their backstories, but we did not see much backstory from The Hulk. Instead, we saw the big green monster trying to destroy Johannesburg!
I love to see the bad things happen, so I wished we got to see more than just a hypnotic trance. I wished we saw Scarlet Witch put The Avengers under a full mind control! I mean, their entire minds are controlled and they can’t do anything else other than what they are told by their “master.” And man, did The Hulk cause some major damage, and some major backlash on social media! To get away from the mind controls and backlash, The Avengers goes into some hiding. And they hide on Hawkeye’s farm. We got to see that Hawkeye has a wife and two kids. And you begin to think that Hawkeye will be the one that is going to be killed later in the movie. I mean, the movie was doing a good job showing Hawkeye’s family. And you know that killing off the family man would be the thing this movie would do. Thankfully, Hawkeye’s wife and kids can breathe easier, because Hawkeye survives the final battle!
The team was about to break apart for good but then Nick Fury re-appears to talk the team into stopping Ultron. And stopping Ultron was crucial, because it was wanting to mind control Dr. Helen Cho and use her synthetic tissue technology vibranium, and the scepter’s gem to perfect a new body for him. A new body means game over for Earth! We got to see plenty of chase scenes in South Korea, and that runaway train scene was awesome! But, while Petro and Wanda were working with Ultron, Wanda reads Ultron’s mind, and discovers that it wants to destroy all humans on Earth! So naturally, the twins turns on Ultron. And Ultron can not keep that synthetic body, as The Avengers was able to take control of this body.
Stark was able to upload JARVIS into this synthetic body, and Thor returns from his soak in this cave hot springs to activate the body. The result, Vision is now here! And this is just in time, because Ultron is wanting to lift most of the Sokovia’s capital city upward using the rest of the vibranium to destroy humanity. Yep, many people become trapped on this lifting rock that is destined to come back down to kill them, and everyone on Earth too! The Avengers have two missions, stop the Ultron robots from activating the machine that would cause everyone to die, and protecting and evacuating the citizens. We get to see all of that amazing scenery of buildings crumbling, people almost falling to their death, and the Ultron robots wanting to destroy all humans!
And a miracle happens! Nick Fury and SHIELD arrives with a helicarrer to evacuate the citizens. The Avengers have to deal with stopping the Ultron robots from sabotaging the evacuation effort, and not letting the machine activate! And sadly, we see who dies, and it was Pietro. Yeah, Marvel was making us think that Hawkeye would die, but thankfully he lives, but it did get sad. It was either that kid or Pietro, I am sure some people were hoping that the kid would have died, so all the superheroes could have lived. To wrap things up, one of Ultron’s robots got to activate the machine, the rock falls to Earth, but Iron Man and Thor were able to overload the machine and destroy that rock. Well, everyone got to live, except for Pietro.
At the end, Vision makes sure Ultron is no longer a threat, Hulk flies off to Fiji, Hawkeye wants to retire and raise his family, Thor goes back to his home planet, and Tony Stark wants to step away from The Avengers, for now. But Captain America and Black Widow sticks around in a new Avengers headquarters, and we got to see a few new superheroes! And don’t worry, we will see Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Hawkeye again in a future Avengers movie, I mean, Marvel wants their money! As for the movie, wow it was good! The writing and CGI scenes were perfection. The acting was some of the best of any Marvel movie. And all of the doom and gloom was hyped up, all for nothing.
Well, all superhero movies always ends with some good news, does it! I wish we would see a superhero movie where the results were different, and the superheroes were defeated, and everyone dies. While that rock was rising up into space, I was secretly wishing that The Avengers would fail, and that rock would crash back onto Earth, and we would see scenes of people dying. Maybe this is something DC Comics would be willing to do. The movie was really, really good! And I recommend all of you see it, ASAP! Now, let’s briefly talk about what Disney did with this movie. For the first time, they told all the theaters to not allow any passes. (employee, coupons, courtesy, free passes) This was the sign posted at my local theater.
I talked to the employees at the end of the movie, and they even can’t see the movie as an employee perk. Of course they can pay and see it, but this was an attempt by Disney to grab all the money they can. Look, it was not the fault of the theater chain, this was Disney wanting to stuff their vaults with as much of green paper as they can. Well, they will get to certainly do that!