Avengers 2 was one of those rare movies that when the trailer dropped, I’m think the world stopped for one minute. My phone exploded with texts and calls asking me what I thought, was I pumped, who’s going to die and like 100 other questions. Did it live up to the hype?
Ultron picks up where Winter Soldier primarily ended, the Avengers closing in on perhaps the final and most crucial Hydra base containing Baron von Strucker, Loki’s scepter, and the Maximoff twins: Pietro (Quicksilver) and Wanda (Scarlet Witch). The Avengers crush Strucker’s forces but the twins cause a problem, but otherwise they were victorious. With greener pastures on the horizon and life wearing all of them down, Stark and Banner have an idea: create the ultimate Avenger so they can live normal lives again. Enter Ultron. Corrupting Jarvis and getting life from the scepter’s power, he realizes how much devastation the Avengers cause, he turns on them. Joining with the disgruntled twins, Ultron evolves and sets to destroy the Avengers and kill humanity with his ultimate creation, the vision of perfection ( wink wink) Can the Avengers stop these mounting threats as tensions rise to destroy them?
Ultron is a really good movie but it does drop the ball in some spots. The cast, effects, and general story are damn good. What kills this movie for me are the quips and forced comedy. I’ve read a few Ultron comics- Ultron is cold, angry, and sinister. When the script allows, James Spader does fantastic as Ultron but I hated the damn puns, on top of how much they bitched him down, much like a huge issue I had with X-Men: Apocalypse . I love the twins and especially Paul Bettany’s transition from Jarvis to Vision, who stole the show for the finale. I feel there was some bloating but nowhere near DC level bad. Also, as a minor grip, I wish they kept Hank Pym as the creator of Ultron instead of Tony Stark but I can get over it. In the end, it’s a good sequel and a good movie but it had so much more potential. Below I’m giving a phase 2 watchlist as well as the trailer that had us all frantic. May the gaming gods bring you glory.