May contain spoilers…
I went with a group of friends to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to the $1.5 billion movie.
We stopped by Famous Dave’s for a little pre-movie barbecue.
After dinner, we made it to the theater about 30 minutes before showtime. We were lucky to get seven seats within proximity of one another. There were three screens showing the movie. One in 3D, the other in XD sound, and ours.
The original movie is one of my favorite movies. I think it ties everything together from the separate movies and is a fantastic “team origin” movie that the DC films have failed to do (so far). This one takes place after the team has trained together and they have a good banter amongst one another.
“Language” – Captain America
I would give this an 8 out of 10. The original cut was 3-1/2 hours long. The theatrical cut was 2-1/2 hours. I’m real curious to see what was cut. You could tell that there was material cut because a lot of the action scenes seemed to jump about. And I was curious as to why they made the cuts that they did. I don’t know if I really needed to see a Black Widow/Hulk love story. I get it, but it didn’t feel like it needed to be there.
Also – Hawkeye is married with children, and one on the way? What?!
Hawkeye did play more of the “heart” of the film this time around. I’ve heard that Jeremy Renner was upset at the last movie where he spent the bulk of the film as a “mind-controlled” and this time around, he stopped the Scarlet Witch from zapping him. He played more of a big brother figure, helping the Scarlet Witch later becoming a hero.
Quicksilver dies? Didn’t see that coming.
The Vision, interesting origin story. He seems WAY TOO powerful. Wondering how he is born of the Soul Gem going to play into the Infinity Gauntlet.
Captain America and Iron Man both added drama for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Thor added background to his new movie.
A Helicarrier is back, so is Nick Fury. Where’s Coulson?
We have new Avengers: The Falcon, Scarlet Witch, and War Machine.
I really want to see the following Marvel characters show up (in no particular order): Spider-Man, Black Panther, Daredevil, the Punisher (Tom Hardy?), Doctor Strange, the Wasp, She-Hulk, and Mockingbird.