As some of you might already know, the IV (that’s roman numeral for FOUR, get it?) TV girls went to see Avengers: Age of Ultron opening night. Midnight release. With all the crazies.
In case you who missed it, it looked something like this:
and some awkward (fantastic) dancing in celebration of you, our fans.
If you’re one of the 3 people who didn’t see it opening weekend (it found it’s way nicely to the number 2 slot of biggest box office openings with a cool $187.7 million dollars), you should go see it. And whether you’ve seen it or not, you should read on to see what we thought about it:
Savannah: I don’t have to tell you to go see The Avengers: Age of Ultron. If you’re going to like it, you’ve probably already seen it. And if you haven’t already seen it, then you probably haven’t seen The Avengers. And if you haven’t seen The Avengers, then you maybe haven’t seen any of the Iron Man, Thor or Captain America movies (no love for The Hulk). And if you haven’t seen any of these Marvel movies, seeing The Avengers: Age of Ultron might be super confusing for you.
I highly recommend taking a cold, hard look at your life and what you’re doing with it if you haven’t seen any of the movies in this franchise. Do you want to be happy?
My favorite thing about The Avengers: Age of Ultron is that it felt just as much like a comedy as it did an action flick. There was a laugh around every corner and at the end of every punch (line, get it?). But it wasn’t campy and it wasn’t cheap. These jokes, crafted by genius Joss Whedon and carried out by an amazingly talented ensemble, were smart, quick, witty and unique to each character.
I love the relationships among all the characters and the character development felt really strong. (No spoilers, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Jarvis and this movie really messed with my emotions, Jarvis-wise.) Bruce Banner and Tony Stark are adorable mad scientists together while Captain and Thor are busy drinking Stan Lee under the table.
Basically, I’m ready for a Hulk movie. Mark Ruffalo can carry a film, guys. You know who else can? Scarlett Johansson. Give them their own damn movies. Or as Thor would say, ANOTHA.
Gwen: Agreed. Hulk is the best Avenger, he definitely deserves another go.
Angel: Word. I was pleasantly surprised by the tasteful humor, which makes so much sense considering Joss Whedon’s IMBD profile.
Gwen: My theory is that Disney bought out Marvel specifically so that they could use the Pinocchio song, “I’ve Got No Strings” for the scary robot’s creepy theme music in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Yes, Ultron and his theme song was THE BEST part of the whole film.His face was beautiful, his wit beyond compare, and his voice? Let’s just say that James Spader did a marvelous job.
Savannah: Quick, someone photoshop Ultron’s face into a glitter heart for Gwen.
Gwen: Yes! I would definitely tape that to my binder.
Angel: Idk Gwen. Ultron’s face <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Your face in that Hulk mask.
Gwen: He looks good, I look better… it’s obviously a match made in heaven.
Kaili: I always appreciate attractive men in movies, and I’m still interested in all of them even after a second movie. Oh yes, so much attractiveness.
Onto the actual plot of the movie…
I appreciated that they gave some more information on Black Widow and Hawkeye, even if it didn’t align with the comics. Anyone who ever expects movies to do justice to written works is out of their mind though. Can we all just accept that movies and books/comics are good in their own unique ways? No? That’s fine. Do you.
I was wondering why Disney had to go and come out with Guardians of the Galaxy right after they acquired Marvel (the Guardians of the Galaxy are an original Marvel team, but none of those characters exist on it). I accepted it though since it was still a Stan Lee creation and he’s a comic book genius.
Anyway, everyone knows that when you stay until the end of a Marvel movie, you get another video clip, which usually hints at the next movie. Well, the clip at the end of Age of Ultron suggested that the Guardians of the Galaxy will likely be in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1.
Essentially, the movie left me wanting more… so see it. If you liked the first one, you’ll like the second, and be ready for the third come 2018.
Gwen: The real question is: will baby Groot make an appearance in the next film?
Savannah: That is the real question. End spoilers!
Angel: This post would have too many red glitter hearts for our readers to handle.
Gwen: Glittery hearts are ALWAYS the answer.
Kaili: I don’t think they’re a bad answer though. If any of these actors favorited and/or shared a glitter heart tweet, I could die happy.
Angel: I’m really bad at watching super-hero action movies. Like, really bad. Too many explosions make me feel epileptic and I giggle at grown ups in latex suits shooting lasers and beating each other up. But let me tell you that Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo have the superpowers to change my aversion in a heartbeat. Age of Ultron has made me disloyal to my beloved indie genre, but there are just so many amazing biceps in this movie, can you blame me?
Savannah: I love this and I got them all right. NBD, but I could pick out RDJ’s biceps from any lineup.
Angel: What I’m about to say might lose me some friends but…
I haven’t seen the first Avengers.
I’ll admit that I can’t get intellectual about the plot lines or deviations from the comics, but what I can tell you is this: If you must see Age of Ultron because you are a little fish in a big Marvel pond, do not panic. Wear a Captain America mask, enjoy the witty banter between extremely charismatic cast members, and at the end of the movie when everyone is deconstructing why it was such an awesome adaptation, just smile and nod and talk about how Robert Downey Jr. and Tony Stark are actually the same person.
Savannah: ANGEL. YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE AVENGERS?????
Angel: I didn’t want to get kicked out of IV TV Girls…… Can I still sit with you guys?
Gwen: Yes, Angel. IV TV Girls wouldn’t be the same without you…
And, to tell the truth, I have to say I doze off during those fight scenes myself. These movies take some energy to watch! (Not to mention awesome friends to bring along.)
Kaili: No shame guys. I hadn’t seen many Marvel movies before the first Avengers… (I was more of a DC gal) but now I’m a die hard fan. Those biceps, punch lines, mutants, and robots will keep you coming back for more every time.
Savannah: Oh my god, you guys. It’s so much more than just biceps.