ByManuel Castellanos, writer at
I love both Marvel and DC equally. Superhero Movie Theorist. Follow me on Twitter @MannyCastell
Manuel Castellanos

Warning! This Review has spoilers! You have been warned!

So as a avid comic book reader, I am always excited for superhero films. Whether, it's Marvel or DC I'm gonna watch it. It's truly wonderful to see our favorite superheroes brought to life on the big screen (and now television) and see them move the way we imagined them when we read the comics.

When the first Avengers film came out we were all in shock and awe, as we were absorbed in their world. In this sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, I felt like I was part of that world. The film was bigger, funnier, louder, and sadder than the previous.

What makes the Avenger's so great is that most of them are normal people, who want to have fun and go out. They're people first. I, like most people, loved the scenes where their all together, drinking, and having a good time. I love seeing them interact with each other, not as superheroes, but as people. I can watch the entire movie with them just talking and making jokes at each other.

The humor was spot on. I find it funnier than the first Avengers and some of the best lines come from Hawkeye and Ultron. Although this film gets a little dark, there are still scenes that make you smile and that's how your supposed to make a comic book film.

The story was great, instead of an army of aliens, we get an army of robots, which is still cool, but it all did seem familiar. What this film did differently is make the stakes higher and feel real. Their is so much destruction taken place and innocents did die. All the destruction really did pave way for Civil War and to have a meaningful death in a film really adds the tension. If you've seen the film, you would know that Quicksilver sacrifices his life to save Hawkeye and a little boy. Whedon made us feel sad for this brand new character introduced in this film. He wasn't even the twin the audience was most focused on, but we still felt it when he bit the dust, and I truly believe he's not coming back... Sadly.

Now let's talk about Ultron. When I was told, that the sequel to the Avengers was titled "Age of Ultron" I screamed from excitement. Ultron has always been my favorite Avengers villain and to see him fleshed out so beautifully by the remarkable James Spader, I was overjoyed. Spader, played this character perfectly and differently. I never would have thought of Ultron to look and even act human, until this film. The way he speaks, the way he walks, it's very suave. Another thing about him is that he's imposing. He towers at 8ft. He is tall and menacing. When you see him in the lab in South Korea talking to Dr. Cho in the shadows, it was like something out of a horror movie. It was great.

His plan for extinction was really original in my opinion and he was very fleshed out. Marvel has created a villain that fans can finally like, other than Loki. Ultron is also one of the funniest characters in the film, some of the lines he says made me laugh out loud.

I can go on and on talking about Ultron but I'm going to tell you stuff that made me fanboy like crazy... Aside from Ultron and every other seen.

1. Ulysses Klaw and Wakanda reference

Seeing Ulysses Klaw was something that really made me giddy. I knew for a fact he had tons of Vibranium, but what I didn't expect was for him to get his arm chopped off. In the comics, he is known to be made out of vibranium and one of his arms is like a canon that produces sound waves, caused by vibranium.

Kind of like what you see above. You can see that in Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes tv show. The name drop of Wakanda was also awesome as it made every fan gasp in excitement.

2. Vision

Vision was my favorite addition to the movie. This character was literally ripped from the pages of our comic books and placed in our screens. The Vision was truly breathtaking to watch and the biggest thing that made people jump from their seats was when he lifted Mjolnir. Yeah. Vision, the android, lifted Thor's hammer. I let out a little scream when I saw that. My only complaint is there wasn't enough of him. I also loved that conversation at the end with him and Ultron and how he agrees with Ultron about humans, but there is always something in them. Vision ultimately destroys the last Ultron bot with his laser coming from his frickin forehead.

3. The Mid-Credit Scene

We finally get a good look at the Infinity Gauntlet and then a hand creeps in taking it, uttering the words, "Finally. I'll do it myself." You see Thanos face and then give a menacing smile and fade to black. That was all I needed.

Now a film isn't without its faults and I felt some of the scene transitions were a little off. Like when Thor goes to a random cave or when Tony goes to Norway, it all felt a little choppy, but I understand why. The final product of the film is 3 hours. Whedon had to cut that down and it makes sense. It didn't take me away from the film as I still loved it.

Now its your turn. What did you think of the film? Love it or hate it, let me know and thanks for reading!


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