On Abril 30th the most expected movie of the year premiered on cinemas and it was AWESOME!!!
The movie begins with the original Avengers already knee-deep in action and working as a team. The film opens with the Avengers battling HYDRA. In one scene, the Avengers all strike mid-air battle poses right before falling upon a platoon of doomed HYDRA troops.
Mission Control: “The Avengers are here.“
Baron Strucker: “Can we hold them?”
Mission Control: “They're the Avengers”
The film has over a dozen major characters from all over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including: The six Avengers from the first film: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye.
Supporting characters from other MCU films: Maria Hill, Nick Fury, James Rhodes/War Machine, Peggy Carter, Sam Wilson/The Falcon, Dr. Erik Selvig, and Heimdall.
Several newcomers: Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, the Vision, Baron von Strucker , Ultron, Ulysses Klaue, and Dr. Helen Cho.
Ultron serves as the film's main antagonist, after an initial battle between HYDRA and the Avengers.
Following the collapse of S.H.I.E.L.D. and re-emergence of HYDRA in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Tony Stark reassembles The Avengers to take charge of world security. Realizing the Avengers can't respond to every threat, Stark also revives a long-discarded peacekeeping A.I. based on Tony himself leading an army of Iron Legion drones to maintain world peace, before Tony's tinkering with the Mind Stone cause it to develop true sentience.
But Ultron evolves beyond his original programming and decides the only way to save the world from future threats is to eliminate humans and those who protect it, starting with the Avengers.
"There are no strings on me."
Despite being created by Tony Stark to help the heroic Avengers, Ultron decides he can only make the world safer by violently forcing it to evolve. It's pointed out by Wanda and Vision later in the film that Ultron basically wants to save humanity and wipe it out.
Ultron: “I was designed to save the world. People would look to the sky and see hope. I'll take that from them first.”
Tony: "I tried to create a suit of armor around the world... but I created something terrible.“
Banner: “Artificial Intelligence.”
Ultron holding his base in a castle in a fictional east-European country conjures up images of Doctor Doomn a way which probably is not a coincidence. He even sits on the throne in one scene.
When Ultron first meets the Maximoffs, he tries to make a grand speech on people engineering their own destruction but ruins the moment by forgetting important words. He persuades Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to join him in an alliance, through their mutual hatred of the Avengers. When asked if he means to end the Avengers, he clarifies, "I'm here to save the world! [beat] But also... yeah..."
Ultron has a lot of memorable scenes and quotes, and often comes across as more human than actual human MCU villains. Ultron's robot bodies have a moving mouth and eyes, allowing him to make various disturbingly human expressions. Not to mention Ultron is showing the influence of both Tony Stark and J.A.R.V.I.S. on his programming… Ultron, emulates many of Tony's mannerisms without knowing it and he completely loses it whenever someone compares him to Tony Stark.
He goes through multiple iterations over the course of the film, starting with a misshapen combination of junk and ending with a final form closer to his comic designs. Also given that Fox owns the rights to the adamantium (which is more associated with Wolverine than anyone else), instead Ultron builds a new body out of the equally resistant element vibranium. Due to his mental instability, Ultron hilariously swings pretty violently from surprising politeness and egomaniacal ranting.
Tony: “What's the Vibranium for?”
Ultron: “I'm glad you asked that because I wanted to take this time to explain my evil plan!”
When Ultron kills Pietro, Wanda breaks down in anguish and emits a wave of magical energy obliterating the Ultron sentries near her Despite everything that's happened, Ultron still tries to convince Wanda to save herself before the city drops back to Earth.
Ultron: “Wanda... if you stay here, you'll die.”
She later rips the heart out of Ultimate Ultron's chassis.
Aaron Johnson(Kick Ass in Kick-Ass, Ford Brody in Godzilla (2014) is Quicksilver. Amusingly, Elizabeth Olsen who plays his sister Scarlet Witch also played Elle Brody, Ford's wife, in Godzilla (2014)
Maria Hill confusingly describes the Twins' abilities as 'increased metabolism and improved thermal homeostasis' and 'neuro-electric interfacing, telekinesis and mental manipulation' to Steve, she simplifies her brief drastically… “He's fast and she's weird.”
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch's father Magneto and the term "mutant" do not appear, due to 20th Century Fox owning the X-Men film rights — instead, the twins' powers are the result of experimentation and their father is mentioned to have died in a bombing alongside their mother.
Although their anger towards the Avengers is misplaced, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff genuinely have their homeland's interest at heart. It's what pushes them to volunteer for experimentation, help their fellow citizens and resist external interference in Sokovia. They are never referred to as Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. The closest is when Tony refers to Wanda as 'that little witch'. It makes sense, given how corny their nicknames are.
The Vision, however, is only referred to as such. He clarifies that he is neither J.A.R.V.I.S. nor Ultron, and so would not have had a proper name. Thor seems to have informally named him, after claiming that in his visions he saw that the android was key to stopping Ultron. When he and Ultron first meet, Ultron proclaims him as "His vision" (most likely lowercase).
J.A.R.V.I.S appears to be torn apart by Ultron so he could escape during the Avengers' party, but was in fact hiding, preventing Ultron from accessing nuclear launch codes. He is then used as the basis of The Vision's programming.
J.A.R.V.I.S. in a sense, he ascends from an A.I. created for the MCU. To becoming tied to the origin of the Vision. J.A.R.V.I.S. and The Vision. J.A.R.V.I.S. sacrifices himself to stop Ultron from starting nuclear Armageddon. The Vision is similarly a paragon who wants to protect life rather than force destruction on it.
The Avengers are initially distrustful of Vision, seeing as he's created by Ultron. They all trust him a little bit more though when the Vision casually hands Thor Mjolnir, a weapon that can only be wielded by the worthy.
The characters costumes are also different.
Tony's new Iron Man suit combines the modular design of the Mark 42 from Iron Man 3 with the red and gold color scheme of his armors in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and The Avengers.
Steve's new Captain America costume combines the patterns of the "stealth suit" from Captain America: The Winter Soldier with the color scheme of his Captain America: The First Avenger uniform.
Black Widow wears a new suit that enhances her attacks with bursts of electricity. Both Iron Man and War Machine have suits of Powered Armor that give them their special abilities.
Rhodey appears in this film as War Machine, not the America-themed Iron Patriot from Iron Man 3. Clearly all the jokes at his expense in that film convinced him to switch back to the classic look.
Hawkeye's new clothing has elements of both his classic comic outfit and the costume of his Ronin identity.
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch wear street clothes that resemble their comic book costumes instead of actual superhero duds. Wanda later wears a proper costume when she officially joins the Avengers at the very end.
Sam shows up at the party wearing a red shirt as a nod to his red costume from the comics. His costume at the end also incorporates more red as a nod to his comic look.
Thor’s costume remains unchanged however.
Near the start of the film, Sam Wilson shows up and is stated to still be searching for Bucky Barnes after the events of The Winter Soldier. It's revealed that he's doing this while Steve is otherwise with his Avengers commitments.
And did anyone notice…. One of the staff aboard Nick Fury's Helicarrier is the S.H.I.E.L.D. technician who refused to launch the Insight carriers.
Iron Man breaks out the Hulkbuster Armor, which is a monstrous mecha suit that forms around his regular Iron Man suit. Yes, it would appear that once again Robert Downey Jr. is a dude playin' a dude disguised as another dude. Tony Stark's Hulkbuster delivery system is named Veronica. This references it being the opposite of Betty, the name of both Archie and Bruce Banner's love interests.
In the grand finale, the heroes form a defensive circle facing outward during the climactic battle with Ultron's army.
Thor: “Is that the best you can do?!”
(Ultron chuckles a bit and summons a swarm of his droids towards them)
Captain America: “You had to ask.”
This is reference to the one-shot scene in the first film where all the avengers are fighting just when Hulk and Thor bring down a Leviathan.
After being overwhelmed by Vision, Thor and Iron Man, Ultron realises he's not going to win this one and tries to talk his way out. He's sent flying by Hulk mid-sentence.
When Ultron has stolen the Avengers' Quinjet, Hulk jumps on board, followed by the most hilariously exasperated: "Oh, for God's sake!" from Ultron before he gets thrown out of the plane. The fact that it happens all off camera makes the moment.
The film sets up a number of plots for future Phase 3 movies:
Contrary to most previous films in the MCU, there is a single Mid/after-credit scene, after the custom credits. Thanos with his empty Infinity Gauntlet, and decides that he'll have to take all of the Infinity Stones himself vowing to find them himself. This all sets up the plot of Avengers: Infinity War.
So far best movie of the year!