Lucien’s First Take: Avengers: Age of Ultron

It’s finally here!  An actual trailer that isn’t just people saying random things for the upcoming sequel to Avengers.  The first film was a great action flick and was fun to watch, but it was about as nice and frilly as it got.  It was NOT a dark movie.  It had dark elements, but they never really went much of anywhere, and we all knew that the heroes were going to win, in the end.  With this trailer, they finally decided to give the upcoming film some atmosphere, and it is so awesome.  But I’m getting ahead of myself.  Here is the trailer, for your viewing pleasure –

So yeah, I fucking love this trailer!  It looks so totally awesome!  It grabs my attention right off the bat with the voice of the villain, Ultron.  And who is doing the voice?  Why, none other than James Spader, one of my favorite actors!  I loved him in Stargate.  I loved him in The Practice and its spin-off, Boston Legal.  I have been loving his character in The Blacklist, as probably one of the best anti-heroes that I have ever seen in anything.  Ever.  When I read that he was doing the voice of Ultron, I knew that it would be good, but hot damn!  This is fucking amazing!  Spader has this dark presence that never gets fully appreciated.  It’s the reason that he is so good in The Blacklist as Raymond Reddington.  He’s a character who you never really know who’s side he’s on.  It’s a role that is perfect for Spader.  With Ultron, in this trailer, it appears like he was kind of fucked over by Tony Stark, and now he’s looking for payback.  And this guy means business!  He’s clearly in this to fuck with all the Avengers.  He’s got a beef and he’s gonna settle it.

That’s where our heroes come in.  I’ve been hearing about the Marvel Civil War saga being made into a movie.  Now, it looks like that’s a reality.  The Avengers are not as tight as they once were.  Something happens in this film, having to do with Ultron, and it is splitting the Avengers apart.  Thor picks up Tony Stark by the throat.  You see him, Captain America, Romanov and Bruce Banner in the jet without him.  But the best clue is that we finally see one of Stark’s greatest armors – the Hulksmasher!  An armor suit made for the express purpose of fighting with the Hulk.  You see the two throwing down, and it doesn’t look pretty.  Whatever got them there is bad.  In another shot, you see Iron Man, standing alone.  Are the Avengers done?  That’s an exciting thought.

Another neat twist is Scarlet Witch and Quiksilver.  Last we saw, they were being held in Hydra’s castle.  We see a scene where Ultron is standing in that castle, with the two of them.  It’s obvious that he rescued them, and they seem to be pretty tight with the guy.  However, we see another scene where Quiksilver is saving Captain America.  What happens to get them to the Avengers?  Or are they?  It’s clear that their plot is going to be complicated, and that’s fine with me.

But the biggest indicator that shit gets real in this film is when you see Captain America’s broken shield.  That thing is an amalgamation of Adamantium and Vibranium.  That thing shouldn’t be able to be destroyed!  Whatever does this isn’t playing.  Also, given how this is Ultron’s first major appearance, and what a boss he seems to be, I bet you that he’s not done by the end of this film.  I bet that it gets even better, from here.

All-in-all, this trailer looks amazing.  I am so stoked for this movie.  I haven’t been this giddy for a comic book movie since I saw the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, and I have no doubt that this movie will not disappoint.  I already have a friend in mind who I am going to see it with.  Hopefully it lives up to the hype.

What stuck you to you most in this trailer, and are you excited for this movie as well?  Let me know in the comments section.

Initial Verdict
9 out of 10

Peace out,

Maverick

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