Avengers: Age of Ultron Film Review

Avengers Age of Ultron

  1. GOING OUT

I knew that I really wanted to go and watch Avengers: Age of Ultron at the cinema this year, but was I going to go? Eventually, I decided to go to the last showing at a local cinema with Mum. We both really like Avengers and fancy to go and watch it whilst it was still showing.

I was somewhat optimistic. As last Thursday was the last showing and it was the day of the Election I anticipated that there wouldn’t be many people at the cinema. I was really nervous when I was going out as I didn’t know what would happen. I was more hoping than anticipating for a small crowd. I was fairly relaxed when I arrived there. I ordered a Full Blast lemon flavour drink and took my seat. Initially we were the only ones there but a few minutes before the actual showing more people came. Eventually there were around 20 people in their seats, including me. I felt ok as they were sitting a distance from me.

  1. FILM REVIEW

All of the best parts for me were the action and the comedy moments.

I thought it was funny how Captain America’s foul mouth became a regular occurrence. The other funny moments involved people trying to up Thor’s Hammer and the character Ultron.

I actually thought Ultron was amusing and it seems like he saw memories of all the avengers and took on most of their personalities. However, his personality is dominated by Tony Stark as he was the one who was trying to create him. I think Ultron is a complex individual and his intentions for humans to “evolve” are good but very twisted. I actually think he’s similar to Magneto in many aspects but probably not as complex as him. Ultron wasn’t doing bad things for the sake it, very much like Magneto.

I was a bit worried when Ultron did whatever he did to J.A.R.V.I.S. by trying to hack him or take him over. However, it turns out that J.A.R.V.I.S. didn’t get completely put down by Ultron and eventually became Vision with the help of Tony, Hulk and Thor. Vision became really cool and a bit of a complex character in his own right. I always wanted J.A.R.V.I.S. to do more as I think he really adds a lot to the story, and by becoming Vision it must have been rewarding for him. =)

It was simply humorous when Vision, or J.A.R.V.I.S. picked up Thor’s hammer and gave it to him casually. It sort of makes sense since that weird crystal thing is one of the most powerful gem crystal things in the whole universe. I think that gem combined with Tony’s technology created a brilliant humanoid. Vision said one of the best lines, “I was born yesterday.” I’ve never heard that line used in that way before. I was going to use that in my story but Marvel and Vision beat me to it. Haha. Not only did he have a good personality but his moves and powers were simply brilliant and with the help of Thor and Iron Man took out Ultron. =)

One of the best moments and fights for me had to be when Iron Man fought Hulk. He used that suit, Veronica, which was intentionally designed to keep the Incredible Hulk at bay. It was a bit like the Thunderbirds moment when his suit, Veronica, came from space and became a battle suit. I never known a satellite could also perform as a battle suit and I think it’s awesome. =D It was pretty intense and whilst I was really rooting for Iron Man to win I also didn’t want to see Hulk delve into any more despair. Luckily, Iron Man knocked him out before he could suffer anymore.

I was on the lookout for Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch. I knew they appeared in the Captain America: Winter Soldier film but for the life of me I couldn’t spot them anywhere. Of course, it all clicked when they appeared in this film. I knew they were siblings but I didn’t think they were the “twins” that appeared in the second Captain America film. I felt a bit daft for not realising that sooner but hindsight is a wonderful thing. =) I like them both. Scarlett Witch has those good abilities and Quicksilver can run really fast. A bit sad that they killed him off in the end, but… is he really dead? Or, are they trying to make us think that he’s dead?

Seeing Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver in this film makes me wish that the X-Men, especially Magneto, were part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I know in the Marvel Comics Iron Man goes toe to toe with Magneto and Magneto asks Iron Man to find his children, Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver. It would be nice if the Dad could meet his children but so far that won’t happen anytime soon. However, in the X-Men related films Magneto does meet Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but Scarlett Witch doesn’t appear in that film.

Anyway, the action was really exciting from Hulk busting people up, Thor using his lightning like a god and normal people like Captain America and Black Widow fighting with cool realistic stunts. Scarlett Witch’s telekinesis and hypnotic skills are great to see but I still like Iron Man and his suit of armour.

Black Widow’s romantic developed with Hulk was a little weird as I don’t really recall them getting close. As I recall Hulk went ballistic and chased after her. Haha. Perhaps I’ve missed something or there were hints in The Avengers Assemble film that I missed or forgot. I don’t disapprove of them as a couple, I just found it odd. =)

It’s great to see Nick Fury or rather, Samuel L. Jackson in the film and he helped out rescuing the people from that floating city. It’s nice to see Maria Hill as well and I’m pleased that Hawkeye became more relevant. I never knew he had a family and that secret worked well for him. =) I would have thought Pepper would have made an appearance but she was just mentioned. It’s disgraceful, haha. It’s great seeing War Machine and Falcon making small cameos, I never thought they would appear in the actual Avengers films.

I’m not sure who that villain at the end is supposed to be. Did he appear in Guardians of the Galaxy? I personally think he’s someone completely new as I don’t really recall seeing him at all. I don’t think he’s from out of space as that arm looks like is a human technology. In fact, I think it looks similar to Iron Man’s arm. Is he connected with that Hydra group that appeared at the beginning of the film?

Overall, I really, really enjoyed this film. I was slightly nervous as I thought Tony Stark was going to be the villain in the eyes of his Avengers compatriots as he was creating a weapon of mass destruction. Plus, Ultron’s personality is mostly based on Tony and Tony is not exactly the most selfless individual you would ever see. He’s also a mad scientist so he’s not the most sensible to begin with. In the end I’m glad all ended well… ignoring Quicksilver’s “death”.

  1. CONCLUSION

Two Thumbs-Up.^^/ (My Rating System)

Two Thumbs-Up

THANKS FOR READING

Hulk vs Iron Man Hulk Buster

I’m not sure if I will go and watch any more films at the cinema this year, I will have to see how I feel in the future. I do quite fancy Ant-Man so I may go and watch that. I always worry and get anxious through the anticipation of going out but I always manage to cope. =)

Right now, I’m going to get hot chocolate and watch episode six of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? I really like that anime and it’s one of the things that I look forward to on a Friday night… or Saturday morning, as it is now. The Second Light Novel book is on root to my house and I’m going to give it a good read as soon as it arrives. =D

Thanks for Reading. =)

Namaste.^^/

Ryan

High School DxD BorN Episode Three Thoughts

High School DxD Born

Since the beginning of the third High School DxD season I’ve seen a completely different side to Koneko.

Koneko has always been quiet but she hasn’t been so reserved that she has been lost in her own thoughts. So far I have seen Koneko who has been working too hard on her training and has been constantly losing focus. She has also doubted herself a lot as well. She even came to the conclusion that she is the weakest of Rias’ peerage. I disagree but when someone is lacking confidence to that degree I can see why. It’s all to do with her Nekomata powers which dwell inside her but she chooses not to use them.

She knows that her sister, Kuroka, is a criminal but she doesn’t have the heart to hate her as they are siblings. I think that’s natural and sweet. She’s been smiling a lot in this episode too. That’s certainly a rare sight to see, so I know that she’s happy. It’s no secret that Akeno loathes her Dad for whatever reason and I get the feeling that we will know more about her family’s past, and soon.

I really like Issei’s Balance Breaker Boosted Gear. It’s really cool and looks more like a dragon in appearance. All it took for him to transform was poking both Rias’ nipples. It’s incredibly daft but easy on the eye. Haha. I wonder why Kuroka waited for Issei to poke Rias’ nipples. Surely that would have been the ideal time to attack as both Issei and Rias were vulnerable and defenceless. Haha. Anyway… all’s well that ends well.

I did get a bit excited when Tannin came into the battle. He looked cool battling Son Goku like that. It was quite kickass. I didn’t realise that Tannin was the former Dragon King. I wonder if a current Dragon King exists or if they all became devils like Tannin or Boosted Gears like Ddraig. I enjoyed Issei’s battle with Kuroka too but I think he partly held back as he was aware that she is Koneko’s sister.

So far I like it how the Norse mythology is used in High School DxD. Odin is a character, Loki is a character and references to Valhalla and Ragnorak were used. I wonder if a character named Thor will appear. That would be cool. I’m somewhat familiar with the Norse mythology but I don’t recall Rossweisse, Odin’s bodyguard, being part of that mythology.

Speaking of Rossweisse, I think she is really cute and she looked proper dapper in that suit. So far she has struck me being someone who is serious but sensitive. I was actually going to say that she reminds me of Isuzu Sento from Amagi Brilliant Park, and coincidentally, they both share the same voice actor! How funny is that? =D

I was a bit confused at the beginning of this show when Rias mentioned Gods and Fallen Angels who were representing their own kind and mythologies. However, I think I’m beginning to understand how they are going to be used in this show. I’m sort of hoping that no new characters will be introduced for the time being as it’s a bit challenging to keep up. I know someone called Beezlebub made his appearance but I forgot what he looks like. Haha. =D

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Xenovia Eyecatch

Speaking of Norse mythologies has reminded me of something very important- Avengers: Age of Ultron! It’s released 23rd April in the UK. I don’t cope well in large groups so I don’t think I will be going to watch it at the cinema straight away, but I am very keen to see it. I’m most looking forward to the appearance of Scarlett Witch and the kickass fight between Iron Man and Hulk. =D

Thanks for Reading. =)
Sayonara.^^/

Ryan.