I know that Avengers: Age of Ultron has been out for a while now on Digital HD. But I think I will go ahead and give the whole film with in-depth details. So this is going to be a SPOILER-Heavy review. So if you haven't seen Avengers: Age of Ultron yet, or if you don't want anything spoiled for you, either read my Spoiler-Free review or buy the movie and see it for yourselves.
So here's how I will do it. I will go into deep spoilers by going character by character in each paragraph. And I will also talk about the new team of Avengers and even Thanos and the Infinity Stones.
First up, being the one who started it all: Iron Man. The self-described genius, billionaire playboy philanthropist who wields a suit of armor in his own design still gives at his best throughout the entire film. I feel like from every Marvel film Robert Downey Jr is in, seeing him as Tony Stark/Iron Man is what I believe to be his best role ever. When we last saw him in Iron Man 3, he destroyed all of his suits after saving Pepper and defeating the Mandarin (being Aldrich Killian). Now here, he redesigned Stark Tower into Avengers Tower. Question being: Has he been working on Avengers Tower over the course of Phase 2 even after what happened in the climax of Iron Man 3? My guess is yes. Also, he and Dr. Banner (Hulk) create Ultron, who was supposed to be a peacekeeping program. But I'll talk more on Ultron here in a bit. Tony Stark still plays out as one of the key members of the team here. Another great scene in the film is where at the fight with HYDRA at the start of the film, he was able to come out of his armor and put it into century mode, which I thought really worked out for Iron Man. And did he have another A.I named FRIDAY to replace JARVIS? I don't know. Also, the great thing about him is we finally got to see him in his Hulkbuster armor when he fought the Hulk (under Scarlet Witch) which was a bad-ass fight. Still, RDJ still proves he is Iron Man and will continue to do so (unfortunately, his contract may be up after Captain America: Civil War).
Next up is the Mighty Thor. Being the Norse God of Thunder that he is, Chris Hemsworth is once again able to be worthy enough to wield Mjolnir at the best he can do to take out the bad guys with. When we last saw him in Thor: The Dark World, after the fight against Malekith in Greenwich, I believe he was said to be living on Earth rather than in Asgard because he chose Jane over the throne (resulting in his place being taken by Loki disguised as Odin). But now, he is still the muscle of the team being all-powerful even to outsmart Ultron. Here, when he has a vision, he returns to his ally and friend Dr. Selvig to get answers, who then reveals that there are forces beyond what Thor has ever encountered before. But Thor still has his teammates' back no matter what threat they come across, especially Ultron himself. Chris Hemsworth totally owned the role in Thor, stepped it up in The Avengers and totally showed he was truly able to be worthy to wield the hammer in Thor: The Dark World. Also, Thor did mention that his girl Jane Foster was about to win some Nobel Prize for her work during the events of Thor: The Dark World when they were at their victory party.
Moving on to Captain America. Chris Evans is in his fourth appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the 'Star Spangled Man with a Plan' who after crashing in the ice was frozen for 70 years or so. Personally, when I first heard that Evans was to be Cap, I didn't know what to think of him. But when I saw 2011's Captain America for the first time, I thought to myself 'That guy can totally own the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America!!!' When we last saw him in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he decided to venture out into the world to find his WWII best friend Bucky with the Falcon (who makes an appearance). So we all know by now that Cap worked under Nick Fury and SHIELD ever since the alien fight in New York. But then he discovered that HYDRA was growing within SHIELD for several years ever since he was in the ice. But now when he is seen here, he is fighting off HYDRA's remaining forces and taking down Baron Wolfgang von Strucker. Being the leader of the team, he still brings truth and justice to what a leader needs to in order to protect the world from an A.I. bent on destroying humanity. A great role for Evans. And I believe his role as Cap is up after either Captain America: Civil War or the two part Avengers: Infinity War. I don't know. Maybe he'll appear in one part only.
Next up: The Hulk and Black Widow. Reason I have two characters in this next set is because there is so much I want to talk about here. So when Black Widow was last seen in Winter Soldier, she went undercover once again. When we saw Bruce Banner, he was seen at the post-credit scene in Iron Man 3 as a so-called therapist. But still a great chemistry between the two here. Whenever Black Widow shouts 'Hey big guy', she and the Hulk give each other their right hand and then Bruce Banner transforms back into himself, which I thought was really sweet. I sensed a tiny hint of romance between the two which began in the predecessor film. And it is officially confirmed by Joss Whedon that there is a romance between the two. I thought that Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo were really cute together, and that totally gave me a sense to go 'AAAAWWWW'. Though they can kick ass in their own ways, they have the deepest feelings for each other. And according to Black Widow 'I need the Other Guy'.
Now on to Hawkeye. Since he was mind-controlled by Loki for the first half of The Avengers, we finally got a sense of what Hawkeye can really do. He is of course a family man with Linda Cardellini as his wife. He also has two adorable children. Not only is Jeremy Renner able to show that he is the sharpshooter of the team, but he is also able to show that he has a sensitive side, especially to the newbies of the team. Though this is Jeremy Renner's third appearance as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, I asked myself 'Where has Hawkeye been all this time? Did he hear about SHIELD's fall?' I don't know. Maybe he went home to be with his wife and kids. Great chemistry with him and the entire team at that. I sure hope Renner steps it up next year in Captain America: Civil War.
Now on to the newbies of the team. These guys bring in some new addition and power to the team each in their own unique ways. So the first set is the Twins: Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. As we know from Winter Soldier, Baron Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann) has held them captive for HYDRA's experimental research in A.I. and enhanced powers. As I said in my non-spoiler review, this Quicksilver is a bit different from the one introduced in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Here, the Twins are Eastern European and from the fictional country of Sokovia. But still, while Quicksilver enhances superhuman speed, Scarlet Witch enhances the ability to create visions. And she is a pretty big player in the film because she hypnotizes them and gives them very disturbing visions (with the exception of Hawkeye) and having them put to the test of facing their biggest fears ever. Eventually, they turn on Ultron and were very unique additions to the team. And Quicksilver eventually dies too (which is sad).
Now the one everyone is talking about: The Vision!!! Now as we know Paul Bettany as Tony Stark's AI JARVIS, we see that Bettany is tasked with playing two characters instead of just one individual. So Vision's android body comes out of Dr. Cho's cradle and immediately is fused with JARVIS' matrix. Vision himself says that he isn't Ultron or JARVIS but he says that 'I am'. I believe this means that he is with the team along with the Twins who reluctantly join the team especially since Scarlet Witch looks into his mind and sees Ultron's true purpose. But Vision is so stinking cool. He brings the team to their fullest.
Moving on, we get a final showdown that takes place in a fictional country called Sokovia which plays a really big role in the film itself. I think it serves as the central country throughout the whole film. Mainly the HYDRA fight at the beginning of the film and the final showdown both take place here. What's really cool about the final showdown here is the team along with the Twins and Vision, have to fight Ultron's army of robots while he rises the entire city (well half of it) into the sky to cause global annihilation to make the human race extinct. But at one point, during the fight, Nick Fury shows up with a Helicarrier to get the people of Sokovia to safety along with War Machine in which he totally kills it.
Now with all these events in mind, the only thing, according to Thor, linking this film, is the Mind Stone, which is one of the six Infinity Stones, which will be a clue to what is to come in 2018/2019 with Avengers: Infinity War. As you see in the end credit scene, Thanos finally obtains the Infinity Gauntlet. Hopefully, Thanos will get every single Infinity Stone (Tesseract, Aether, Orb, Vision's Headpiece, etc) and get ultimate power to destroy the whole universe. But the Avengers are the only thing standing in his way.
Final thing I want to talk about is the New Avengers team. OMG!!! These guys are almost equivalent to the original team. They have War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Vision and Falcon as the core members of the new team with the leaders being Captain America and Black Widow. Hopefully, I am wanting to see how well they will work together in Captain America: Civil War (but due to the fact that Iron Man will get a few of these guys, we may have a bit of competition between heroes). But I totally am looking forward to what this new team will do in the near future.
So this is my Spoiler filled Review for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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