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« Reply #160 on: May 01, 2015, 03:16:32 PM »

I can't wait.  We got the ok to have a half day at work and go see it as a 'morale/team building moment'  of course, with so few people actually going, it's more like me and a few work buddies blowing off work at lunch.  It reminds me of when I watched Iron Man, only then, nobody noticed we were gone. 
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« Reply #162 on: May 01, 2015, 07:53:08 PM »

They're all suckers?

Or is that a "pop" culture reference?
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« Reply #163 on: May 01, 2015, 08:48:06 PM »

Really looking forward to seeing the extended cut.
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« Reply #164 on: May 02, 2015, 04:25:26 AM »

Saw it, loved it, gonna go see it again tomorrow  nod

I will refrain from any spoilers, and actually I don't think plot-wise there is too much to be spoiled, but anyway, I will say there are a couple of action sequences that were just filmed/digitized/presented (or whatever you want to call it) brilliantly.  It was the most I've ever felt like the pages of a comic book were coming alive before my eyes.  The last X-Men movie had a bit of this as well, but this one was like a work of art for someone who's been reading comics for over 40 years.
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« Reply #165 on: May 03, 2015, 01:09:02 PM »

I saw this last night in IMAX 3D. Great movie! Not as good as the first Avengers, but it met my ridiculously high expectations for what I thought the film needed to be.

Minor spoilers from the opening scene.

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I loved the opening scene. One of my favorite moments in movie history was from the original Avengers movie. The long "single shot" scene that seamlessly flowed from hero to hero fighting throughout New York. I thought it was really smart that Whedon opened up Age of Ultron with a similar shot. I also really liked that the opening scene is a direct hand-off from where Agents of Shield left off.

My big concern going into the movie was the massive cast of characters. It seems like every character introduced so far in the MCU made an appearance, but I never felt like characters where crammed in just to satisfy a checklist. It's a tough task to balance that many characters, and this movie does it as well as it could have. In fact, I felt like they should have featured some more characters.

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Where the hell was Falcon!? He was the only hero I can think of that wasn't in the final fight. Early in the film he says he is content looking for a missing person and that Avenging isn't his style. But then he is shown to be part of the New Avengers at the end of the film. What changed his mind? Maybe his part in the final fight ended up on the cutting room floor. That's the only thing that made sense.

And I like how even with such a large cast, Whedon can still focus in on a certain character throughout the film. In The Avengers he said it was his goal to make people like the Hulk. I feel like he went into Age of Ultron to do the same thing with...

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Hawkeye. He was the last of the original Avengers to not be fully fleshed out. All had either received their own movies, or been fleshed out in previous films. Like most people, I assumed he was going to get killed off. I did not enjoy the "redemption" of Quicksilver though, mainly because he didn't do anything that required redemption. Throughout the film the twins only did what they thought was best. They viewed Tony Stark and the Avengers as a threat to the world. Once they realized Ultron meant to blow up the entire planet they switched sides in an instant.

Other moments I loved:

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"Language" and the running joke throughout the film.

The group attempting to pick up Thor's Hammer. Even though that entire scene is basically in the trailers, I still loved it.

And that scene directly set up Vision picking up the Mjolnir later in the movie. The entire theater gasped at that, myself included. This might be my single favorite moment from any of the MCU movies.

"Dick move, Banner."

"Go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep."

"Avengers A...."

I want to watch it again, but I highly doubt I'll get to see it in the theater again which means I have to wait until the Blu-Ray comes out which is probably not until Christmas.
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« Reply #166 on: May 04, 2015, 01:29:58 PM »

I liked it but I didn't leave with that awed feeling I had from the first one.  Somehow cranking everything up so far over the top just put me off.  It reminded me a lot of Man of Steel.  I know we are supposed to believe the Avengers rescued everyone but the scale of the destruction was so off the charts I just kind of went numb. 

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« Reply #167 on: May 04, 2015, 03:31:53 PM »

I found there wasn't enough Hulk. Each char kinda gets a "moment" in the movie, but none of it works as well as

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when they are just sitting around bonding. Frankly, those were the best scenes.

Also, the homeless rate of that city went, well, sky-high. biggrin
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« Reply #168 on: May 04, 2015, 04:00:54 PM »

I saw it three times over the weekend. The double feature experience I almost don't count because of that confounded projector problem disrupting the movie terribly twice. With my brother and nephew in Richmond, Va., on a smaller screen, and then back home on a massive AMC pseudo-IMAX screen. IMAX seems the way to go, and the sound was great but not deafening as with the Dolby Atmos screening on Double Feature night.

As far as the whole mass destruction stuff, I think the key difference is:
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In the first movie, I never understood why nobody was evacuating the city once the team knows what's happening at Stark Tower. I guess it just wouldn't have been interesting to have all the mayhem in a deserted NYC.

In the 2nd film they spend a lot of time arranging evacuations and talking repeatedly about getting people to safety, avoiding civilian casualties etc. A bit comical I guess given all the mass destruction, but it just felt like Whedon was scripting in that to make up for the lack of evacuation in the first film.
While I like James Spader and think Ultron's memorable, imho as villain he's not quite as compelling/charming/at times sympathetic as Hiddleston-as-Loki.

My little carp about the finale:
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I felt like Ultron should get outwitted through cleverness, or a fake-out, or Tony and Vision conjuring up some programming tricks. Just seemed maybe a hair disappointing to essentially beat Ultron through sheer brawn and beam attacks. Though it's totally understandable from a summer blockbuster standpoint.

I just thought, all these geniuses should have some entertaining way to truly out-wit "it."
I actually enjoyed some of the smaller battles more than the bigger ones. I guess I find it more entertaining when a smaller subset of the team is fighting, and has top cope with limitations, than when everyone's in the fight (even if that makes for great visuals).

I far more enjoyed the Captain America-combat-take in this one, building on Russos' Winter Soldier take, even if Steve Rogers doesn't get much personal story development.

For me the movie had far more "little laughs" in it than Avengers 1, yet it doesn't quite have the couple show-stopper laugh moments of the first film. Clearly,
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nothing as funny as "Puny god!" icon_smile
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The movie fell shy of Avengers' 3-day opening weekend in 2012 ($207M then; $188M for the followup), discounting the Thursday screenings (which was something like $27M, I thought I read). Ultron did have a stronger Friday ($84M vs. $80M), but was quite a bit weaker on Saturday ($69.6M vs. $57.3M), and Sunday ($57M vs. $46M). Some pundits blame it on the Big Fight Saturday, and Ultron's playing on maybe 70 fewer screens.

Globally it's already up to about $626.7M, so I don't think Marvel's going to cry about it.  icon_smile Just, analysts were predicting inflated stratosphere figures (as high as $230M) that maybe weren't realistic.
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« Reply #169 on: May 04, 2015, 04:23:43 PM »

Msteelers, in regards to your Quicksilver thought
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I don't think he was going for redemption, he simply reacted to the danger of a child about to be gunned down.  It  ties into his protective nature.  That scene got quite a reaction out of the audience. 

I've seen it in regular and in IMAX 3D.  The 3D wasn't too bad but I really didn't enjoy the earlier fight at the base with the fast jump edits. 

I really enjoyed Spader as Ultron.  Far more human than the previews led me to believe. 

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I love the way they made the Vision and the entire scene with Thor's hammer.  I also loved his ending scene with with the last? Ultron remnant.  I will miss him if Thanos get's his way with the gauntlet. 

The humor was good, with only a few stumbles, but the action scenes were almost all better than those in the first, imo. 
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« Reply #170 on: May 04, 2015, 06:38:15 PM »

Saw it today and agree with most everyone's assessments here. 

Really a lot of fun.  Not better than the first, on whole, but in no way a disappointment. 

I liked that this was

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Hawkeye's movie.  No matter the title, he got the most love, and it all worked really well.  This kept him from being the team's Aquaman.

While I enjoyed the comedy, I think the first one was stronger in that regard.  But there are some really good moments.

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Steelers, you left out "Please be a secret door, please be a secret door...hooray."

I also really loved the Banner/Romanov "Fella done me wrong" sequence.

If I have a gripe about the film, it's that I felt like characters abandoned their motivations or convictions a little too quickly (or conveniently).

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Banner caved pretty quickly to making the Vision, IMO.  Hell, he caved pretty quickly for the first one, too.  I'm not saying he would never have done that, just that he agreed with only minor objections. 

This also felt true for the twins.  And the team's acceptance of said twins.  And even for Ultron at the end.

The only other issue I had was with the new characters.  I can't put my finger on why, but none of them really excited me.  Scarlet Witch came closest, but Vision kind of bored me and Quicksilver was easily the character I found least interesting.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I didn't actively hate him or anything.  He was just meh.  Until he died.  Then I felt exactly like Hawkeye because I suddenly felt bad for my lack of interest.

And, I agree with Blackjack about the finale.  Didn't feel clever enough.

None of those things are movie-ruining, though.  They don't even bring the movie down much.  Still quite a blast was had, and I look forward to seeing it again.
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« Reply #171 on: May 04, 2015, 07:58:41 PM »

Much as I enjoyed it, let's all call on a Marvel Cinematic Moratorium on the following, which includes spoilers for this movie and any Marvel properties film (regardless of studio) you haven't seen, and this is just what I can think of now  icon_razz

Please, put an end to...
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Giant floaty things spiraling to a planet surface:
-Avengers: Age of Ultron
-Guardians of the Galaxy
-Captain America The Winter Soldier
-Avengers (the Helicarrier)
(I'm sure there's more)

Climactic maniac(s) in armored suit(s) and/or robot that's essentially an AI-controlled armored suit:
-Fantastic Four (Dr. Doom, to some extent)
-Iron Man
-Iron Man 2 (sort of)
-Thor
-The Wolverine
-Avengers Age of Ultron
*I'll give Iron Man 3 props for lifting the Extremis concept from the comics, at least trying a slightly different take on bad guys rather than "here's some more guys in armored suits!"

Person dangling from another person dangling from another person, off a ledge, bridge, cliff etc.
-Avengers: Age of Ultron
-The... who are we kidding? This is in movies released EVERY summer! C'mon, screenwriters! Figure something else out.  Roll Eyes

I guess it remains to be seen whether Thanos in a rocket powered La-Z-Boy and his shiny, bejeweled gauntlet will provide a bit more original take on an uber villain.
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« Reply #172 on: May 05, 2015, 06:02:24 AM »

avengers really rocks who ever be the villain these heroic heroes can kick them with full powers  thumbsup Roll Eyes icon_smile
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« Reply #173 on: May 05, 2015, 11:34:39 AM »

Unanswered Questions From 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

From Funny or Die.
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« Reply #174 on: May 05, 2015, 10:17:24 PM »

Which Avenger Are You?  Bring your own!
http://marvel.com/whichavengerareyou/en_US/
*Apparently I'm... Black Widow?  Fabulous
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« Reply #175 on: May 06, 2015, 01:10:47 AM »

Quote from: Blackjack on May 05, 2015, 10:17:24 PM

Which Avenger Are You?  Bring your own!
http://marvel.com/whichavengerareyou/en_US/
*Apparently I'm... Black Widow?  Fabulous

I got Captain America.

Loved the movie, but felt that it was so action packed and so "busy" that I need to watch again smile

I am really looking forward to the extended cut blu ray!
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« Reply #176 on: May 06, 2015, 01:06:58 PM »

I'm Thor ... but with a little stretching and some A535 it should pass.
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« Reply #177 on: May 06, 2015, 09:23:56 PM »

I got Nick Fury (wiith second place tie of BW and HE and Hulk for dessert)
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« Reply #178 on: May 07, 2015, 02:11:46 PM »

I am IRON MAN, with a 2nd place for Nick Fury.
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« Reply #179 on: May 08, 2015, 04:39:11 PM »

Saw this and loved it, thought the action scenes were amazing!  Ultron was a great villain and Spader brought him to life!

Only thing I did not like though was:

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The whole Black Widow-Hulk love story, seemed so out of left field, esp after Winter Soldier.
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« Reply #180 on: May 08, 2015, 05:49:33 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on May 08, 2015, 04:39:11 PM

Only thing I did not like though was:

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The whole Black Widow-Hulk love story, seemed so out of left field, esp after Winter Soldier.

That seemed fine to me.

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They didn't establish Nat as being with anyone in Winter Soldier, and Rogers is definitely not interested in her in either movie as he's still pining for Carter, or any piece of his past.
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« Reply #181 on: May 15, 2015, 05:33:34 PM »

Ultron Funk.

https://youtu.be/erEeoLnnyS8
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