MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD ALERT.
So, yesterday on April 30th, Avengers: The Age of Ultron hit the theaters here in México (a day early than in the US!) and I went to watch it, of course with pre-ordered tickets or else I wouldn't have been able to buy anything, the tickets were bought pretty fast.
So what can I say about it? It's pretty damn good, it balances the action with character interaction, development and humor; and just as everybody was guessing, yes, it's a bit more darker than the previous one, and explores much more interesting topics as well, some interactions between the characters were really tense and the humor was spot on, it never felt too forced or cringe worthy, not even corny, it had the necessary amount of laughs that it needed. I liked Ultron, his character and personality was much more better than in the comics and way less cheesier, I liked his brutality and sense of anger, fear and hate. His emotions were really human like and even his humor was hilarious. The only thing I didn't like from Ultron was his strength, he was way weaker than in the comics, I know I sound like some comic nitpicker but hell, I expected Ultron to draw the avengers to a corner really easy with his enormous strength, too bad that never really happened, I never felt the Avengers were on a desperate situation or were on that "without hope" scenario. The building of his anger on his intelligence core was a bit rushed and/or fast but I feel like that was the way it needed to be in order to progress with the rest of the story and see more of combating the enemy and interacting with it instead of seeing how he was born and started to turn bad, so, although fast, I'd say his transformation was... justified.
I liked Scarlet Witch much more than Quicksilver, she was much more developed than him and frankly, I didn't feel too bad when quicksilver died, he never did an strong connection with the audience to even miss him and I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing, is it good that we won't miss him because he never was a really important character to begin with or is it bad for not being an important part of the movie? Anyway, I have to admit that I had low hopes for Scarlet Witch but in the end she was pretty good!
The Vision was great, his calm and nice attitude was spot on and clear for the character, I think that anybody can like this Vision, from classic comic enthusiasts to new fans. And there's a jaw dropping scene of Vision, everybody at the cinema was like WTF when in happened, not even going to talk about it here even when I'm talking about other spoilers, it's a scene that needs to be enjoyed with the surprise factor. I liked his look, it is the perfect combination of a credible robot that sorta looks like a human.
The Avengers we all know and love continue to entertain us with new situations, each superhero continues to be themselves but I felt them more human and more credible, not some sort of wacky cartoon-talking team, without a doubt a better writing for our heroes. Now Hawkeye has a bigger role, we discover he has a family and that really expands his character. Many people felt the romance between Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanov was forced and maybe yeah, it is a new couple but and it is kinda awkward but it's kinda cute too. That little glimpse of Vision holding SW was awesome too.
All in all it was really enjoyable and feel like it helped move the thing forward to the real deal, I think the third and final phase will be as epic as these past two (although Ant-Man will actually close this second one). I totally recommend it.
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