*Breath 234* *Breath 234* I’m going to try and stay calm while writing this one.
Okay. Lets go.
I’m not going to worry about dropping spoilers. It’s out on DVD and if you really wanted to see it that bad you would have seen it by now.
Age of Ultron was released on April 13, 2015 in America (obviously America got it first) and to make the film, they had a whopping budget of $279.9 million (I wonder how much of it was spent on Robert Downey Jr.’s hair) and they made every cent work for them. It wasn’t just spend on the set/cast/crew. Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) actually took archery lessons so he could hold the bow and arrow correctly (unlike Katniss Everdeen in the hunger games)
The entire team hit the gym harder and more often than they did in previous films, to get into the desired shape and the required fitness, for them to run through the (really real) forest they were filming in with full gear on for hours on end. This next bit is purely my opinion but I can’t see them going to a standard gym. They probably went to a private gym and had personal trainers to make sure that every sit up is the perfect sit up, every crunch is the perfect crunch and every push up had up, not just push. None of this would come cheap.
The film opens up with the forest fight scene and the team (obviously) kicking arse. As the self centered hot head that he is Tony (IronMan) flew ahead to complete the mission alone while the rest of the TEAM (do you know that work Tony) where left behind to finish the fight. To stick with the standard Marvel (so called) plot twist when he gets there, their is somebody waiting for him (shocker). This time it was Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) who we had a sneak preview of in Captain America: The winter Soldier and I really don’t think that will be the last we see of her.
Every film ever made tends to have romance in it somewhere (I find this quite annoying) and in Age of Ultron it is between Bruce and Natasha (Hulk and Black Widow (can you picture that, it would be pretty awkward during coitus him stopping to get his heart rate back down every 30 seconds)). Not only are they into each other, but everyone knows it, and in true “Lad” form Steve (Captain America) tells him to (and i’m paraphrasing here) go for her. The thing that springs to mind when I saw the romance between the two of them is that she was acting the same to Clint (Hawkeye (who we discovered had a wife and kids in Age of Ultron)) in the last movie. Remember this scene over here —>
That’s where they were discussing their relationship and how everything would work out if she didn’t kill everyone she seduced. But I’ll leave that alone now.
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (Pietro Maximoff & Wanda Maximoff) are twins (who in the comic books have a love affair, yep, Twincest.) and they have been inseparable since birth and they don’t plan on starting now, so when it comes down to Wanda to save the day by risking her life (Classic Marvel) Pietro came speeding through and made sure his twin sister who is (if i’m right) 11 seconds older. As I mentioned earlier Wanda was waiting for Tony in the opening scene but she wasn’t there to ask if she could join the Avengers, along with her twin brother she started off been the baddies that the team where after until Tony and Bruce created Ultron (The ultra baddie in the film(see what I did there?)) which after serving him for a time they decided to jump ship and join the Avengers. There is no definitive answer who their dad is (it’s a toss up between Magneto and Wolverine as there mum cheated on Magneto) and what happened to there parents. In the film both their parents died when a bomb made by Tony crashed through their house. In one comic series there mum died in a blizzard without Magneto knowing they exist and in another series Magneto abandoned their mother when they were kids and took them with him so…
VISION PICKED UP MJöLNIR, VISION PICKED UP MJöLNIR.
Thor puts his hammer on the table in Tony’s (let’s stay humble) house and Tony was saying that it has to be science that stops people from picking it up (built in fingerprint scanner). After Thor tells him it isn’t he then challenges everybody to pick it up. Tony goes first, fails, walk off and then comes back with the Iron Man glove and War Machine does the same and they fail to pick it up. Captain america makes it move
but fails to pick it up completely and while he was trying Thor was crapping himself. Not everyone in the team tries though, knowing that she doesn’t have what it takes Black Widow passes on ever trying as does Bruce. As he did in the last film Tony want’s Bruce to become The Hulk to see if he can lift Mjölnir (although we know he can’t because he tried before). After Tony and Bruce make Ultron they decide the have to try again so they can make something that can stop him, this time they make Vision. After giving a speech about how they need try try to trust him Vision picks up Mjölnir like it’s no big deal, leans over to Thor gives it to him and just walks off all casual like.
Now random Quote time:
Steve Rogers: You get hurt, hurt ’em back. You get killed… walk it off.
Natasha Romanoff: Thor, report on the Hulk.
Thor: The gates of Hell are filled with the screams of his victims!
[Natasha glares at him while Bruce groans and puts his head in his hands]
Thor: But not the screams of the dead, of course. No, no… wounded screams… mainly whimpering, a great deal of complaining and tales of sprained deltoids and… gout.
Ultron: Stark asked for a savior, and settled for a slave.
The Vision: I suppose we’re both disappointments.
Ultron: [laughs] I suppose we are.
The Vision: Humans are odd. They think order and chaos are somehow opposites and try to control what won’t be. But there is grace in their failings. I think you missed that.
Ultron: They’re doomed!
The Vision: Yes… but a thing isn’t beautiful because it lasts. It is a privilege to be among them.
Ultron: You’re unbelievably naïve.
The Vision: Well, I was born yesterday.
If you haven’t yet you really should see this film. It is amazing. I’m signing off. Good bye.