So to start off, I'm so happy [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035) is finally out on DVD and Blu-ray cause now I can watch it as much as I want, Yay. Now for the important stuff...
Age of Ultron is a great addition to the MCU. Regardless if you think it's the best or not. There are several elements the set it apart from the rest of the movies.
1. It's not an origin story
Since the avengers had already assembled in the first avengers movie, we get to start off right away with action. We don't have the slow build-up of the team getting together. We just start by stopping hydra to get Loki's scepter.
2. The setting up for the Infinity War.
They now realize the infinity stones (or gems) are in their universe and play a part. The one stone is a part of vision, so that is the 3rd gem that they know of (they don't know of the guardians). At the end Thor went off to learn more of them. But, since they still don't know of thanes they don't know how bad it is. Well that just means more excitement for us.
3. The addition of new avengers.
The six teammates from the first avengers (Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, Hawkeye) are a good bunch of heros, but they won't last forever. As we know Thor has more than earth to worry about, Hawkeye has a family, the Hulk went AWOL and Iron Man has left the 'avenging' for now. So it was good that they have opened up for new recruits; Scarlet witch, Quicksilver, Vision, War machine and the Falcon.
Of course, Ant-man has now joined the group after AoU and with the upcoming MCU movies, their number of recruits will grow. Spider-man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange and more are coming!
4. Ultron as a villain.
This one is very flexible on opinion due to the fact there are so many MCU villains. Red skull, Loki, Whiplash, Ultron, and so on. They all good villains but Ultron is so far my favorite (sorry Loki fans). What makes a villain a true villain isn't how manny people he kills or how much chaos he causes. What matters to me is how he does it. Ultron is a funny character because he can be so polite. He cut of a guy's arm off and then apologized 2 or 3 times. Where if Loki did the same thing, his apologies would be sarcastic. Ultron still tries to end the world which is fairly scary and he nearly did, so A+ for effort.
These are pretty good reasons, at least for me, as for why AoU is the best MCU so far. What do you think?