movie review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

I finally saw “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and – as is often the case with the superhero flicks – I felt compelled to jot down my thoughts…

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* I miss Loki. I guess the guy can’t be in every movie… then again, why not? (As Paul McCartney would say, “What’s wrong with that, I’d like to know.”) I think his absence is what made seeing this film more of an “I’ll get to it sometime” rather than “I’m SO there on opening weekend!”

* While I liked this movie, others have raised the bar pretty high for me, so I’d place A2 way down on the list when ranking my favorite Marvel offerings. After the first Avengers, the early 2000s Spiderman 2 and 1, the year 2000 X-men, the two Thors, Iron Man 1 and 2, the two Captain Americas… So far, A2 ranks somewhere above Iron Man 3 and the two original X-men sequels.

* I intensely disliked the preachy Ultron. An article I read after the first Avengers expressed the theory that, while Loki is…

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  1. I saw “Avengers: Age of Ultron” again a few weeks ago…

    * Bruce Banner had a second green-eyed monster. Jealousy.

    * Barton’s wife saw him as normal – “What are you doin’ with these gods?” – and yet she knew they needed him. That is a terrific thing for her to say, especially when he has his own moments of, “What am I doing with these guys?!”

    * Ironic that those “gods” wanted what Barton has, that is, a normal life with a family/kids. (e.g. Banner tells Nat he can’t give her “this”)

    * Stark’s robots were there to help, and yet the people attacked them. I found that disconcerting because it mirrors a real-life scene that seems to play out often in the world today.

    * Why did Tony Stark not get Rhodes’ punch line about the tank? Sure, TS is amazingly brilliant, but he’s also very in-touch with the social aspects of society.

    * The lullaby was no clearer to me in the second viewing of the movie: Does he lose the Green-Guy-inducing anger because of the move or because of her? After it works, Black Widow looks humbled (or flattered?) to think that her touch calms down the Hulk.

    * Am I reading too much into it – because I do love to catch these little “insights” – or does Thor look worried when Cap moves to try to pick up the hammer? Does Thor think that Cap is worthy, more so than Thor? Since Cap couldn’t pick up the hammer, does this confirm the presence of a dark side that, as Cap said, maybe the others just haven’t seen yet?

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