Monday, May 4, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review from a Newb (SPOILERS)

OK so. Avengers: Age of Ultron came out on Friday (even earlier for some people! lucky ducks over seas.), We just had to see it while in the city for Free Comic Book Day. We were so excited to see it opening weekend for once, that we got our tickets three hours early JUST to be sure we didn't miss out on it, due to it being opening weekend and all. Not only did we get our tickets early, we got 2D (3D just gives us headaches anyways), AND we got there another half hour before the movie was set to begin, yet we STILL got a crowded theatre. One good this was we didn't have to worry about ground floor seating! That is enough of a pro for me that I am satisfied. Who would have thought that so many people would want to see it in 2D anyways!? Maybe people have lost there love for the 3D rendering!? Who knows. Maybe we will chat about that another time.

Now onto what was probably one of the most back story filled Avengers movies I have ever seen! In this movie not only do we get back stories on several important people, but we also get a little love story as well!

We open with the Avengers basically ending there search for Loki's Chitauri Scepter, by finding HYDRA'S base in Sokovia. It is there that we see scene's of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, twins that lost there parents thanks to a bomb that Tony Stark made! There powers are certainly interesting that's for sure. To quote Maria Hill, "he's fast, she's weird"...Gosh I love that line! Simple straight forward truth! That's what she's there for.Once the scepter is retrieved they head back to the Avengers Towere where he decides to see if they can create a peace keeper for earth so that they no longer have to do it themselves! Unable to get it right, Tony leaves for the celebration party he is hosting. Where we get to see everyone all together again. Including James Rhodes/War Machine, Sam Wilson/Falcon and of course a cameo from the great Stan Lee himself, playing a war veteran telling the all mighty Thor he can handle his "alcohol", getting tanked quickly and then carried out giving his famous line of  "EXCELSIOR"!! Every time I see a Stan Lee cameo, it always gets me excited to see the rest of the movie! I honestly believe his cameo's are a stamp of approval on the movies he's in.

Without going through the movie scene by scene (which I would love to do by the way) here's some interesting breaking thoughts from the movie.

We get a connection to Black Panther when we see Ulysses Klaw show up as a Vibranium distributor out of Wakanda (something Ultron is looking for). You also get to see the events that lead up to him BECOMING the Klaw (Black Panther's #1 villain)

We see an unfortunate turn of events when Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver turn from the side of a villain to become Avengers. Only to have Quicksilver die while saving Hawkeye and a little boy during Ultron's attack on Sokovia, as he lifts an entire city into the air with Vibranium threatening the lives of hundreds of people.

This movie gave us back Nick Furry as a now outsider that still has all the knowledge and resources he ever did ( I'm sure all thanks to Maria Hill) showing up to Sokovia with a large enough deck to get all of the citizen out ...we even get to see a dog walk onto one of the hover crafts, proving they were getting EVERYONE off the floating city, that is quickly crumbling at there feet.

I honestly really love how this movie came out, and we have been waiting for what feels like forever for it. So I am so glad we were able to see it opening weekend.

If you are interested in knowing more about the after credit scene check out the video below as part way through it you will have the awesomest of awesome geeks Patton Oswalt passionately explaining it!

Have you seen the movie!? If not, are you? This is one movie that is so definitely worth it!