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october_midnight
07-22-2013, 01:04 AM
For what it's worth, the logo:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/images/headlines/temp/temp4408.jpg

orestes
02-27-2014, 07:03 PM
ABC airing Marvel special March 18th. (http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/02/27/abc-marvel-avengers-age-of-ultron/)

Broadbent
03-18-2014, 11:06 PM
Did anybody catch the special tonight? It was ok, it had some new footage but it was really just an hour long ad. with a two second Ant-Man tease at the end.

orestes
03-18-2014, 11:35 PM
I did like the concept art for Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

gorast
03-19-2014, 01:35 AM
I like that Scarlet Witch is dressed like a normal person as opposed to the gross outfit she has in the comics.

Also, dat Hulkbuster tho. The teases they showed were very specific, and I can't wait to see what the context of that concept art ends up being.

gorast
03-24-2014, 11:50 AM
In other Quicksilver news, set photos from Avengers 2 show both him (in a costume!) (http://www.theouthousers.com/images/jck//xaraan/IxQAzQv.jpg) and Hawkeye (http://www.aostasera.it/userdata/immagini/foto/534/hawkeye-quicksilver_156508.jpg), who still seems to not exist in the gap between the two Avengers films.

I'm really hoping for a cameo in Winter Soldier. If you've already seen it, don't tell me.

EDIT: Scarlet Witch (http://www.theouthousers.com/images/jck//xaraan/23y4.jpg) too, in a nice hi-res photo. The Quicksilver one up there is hi-res now also.

Fixer808
03-25-2014, 05:44 PM
More photos (http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/avengers-age-of-ultron-first-look#slide=11), including Ultron (https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/1609732_10152285508822243_947179574_n.png) (wearing a big puffy coat). I'm betting the coat won't make the final cut...

Aladdinsanity
03-31-2014, 03:39 PM
More photos (http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/avengers-age-of-ultron-first-look#slide=11), including Ultron (https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/1609732_10152285508822243_947179574_n.png) (wearing a big puffy coat). I'm betting the coat won't make the final cut...
Fucking ugh. Quicksilver's adult design looks just as awful as his younger version. He's one of the few characters in the X-Men roster I can think of that could be translated aesthetically into something truly astonishing on film; instead, we get a CBGB poseur turned cocaine-addled Criss Angel.

Speaking of wasted opportunities, it also kinda sucks that Jubilee has been relegated to easter-egg style scene backdrops and it doesn't look as though this will change in Days of Future Past. Fortunately, I enjoyed First Class thoroughly in spite of its kitschy aspects, so these gripes have yet to damper my excitement for the new film.

orestes
04-01-2014, 10:27 PM
Set photos of Hawkeye and Captain America. (http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/new-looks-for-hawkeye-and-captain-america-in-avengers-age-of-ultron/)

marodi
04-23-2014, 02:02 PM
https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/p180x540/10250087_286433698191769_6737765414104760694_n.jpg

orestes
06-28-2014, 09:58 PM
Anthony Mackie added to Avengers 2 cast. (http://urbanmecca.net/news/2014/06/26/anthony-mackie-joins-cast-of-the-avengers-age-of-ultron/)

gorast
06-28-2014, 10:42 PM
Add that man to everything Marvel's doing. He was easily the best part of Winter Soldier.

marodi
07-16-2014, 12:43 PM
Oh look: it's Ultron, Iron Man and Captain Puerto Rico!

http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/07/14/EW1321-1322-Ultron.jpg

From this article which contains SPOILERS (http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/07/16/this-weeks-cover-avengers-age-of-ultron/)

orestes
10-21-2014, 10:42 PM
Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer premieres next week during, wait for it, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

gorast
10-21-2014, 11:33 PM
The good news: finally, a trailer!

The bad news: having to watch SHIELD to see it.

I know I defended the show last season, and I may have at the beginning of this season as well, but I really just don't care about it any more.

orestes
10-22-2014, 06:24 AM
I'm sure it'll be up online by the next day, officially, plus, it's being showcased before Interstellar.

marodi
10-22-2014, 09:57 AM
The good news: finally, a trailer!

The bad news: having to watch SHIELD to see it.

I know I defended the show last season, and I may have at the beginning of this season as well, but I really just don't care about it any more.

You're really missing out. Last night's episode was fantastic. Mockingbird is absolutely badass!

For those of you still watching: Skye and her really creepy dad= Inhumans?

orestes
10-22-2014, 06:01 PM
THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

New Avengers trailer. (http://barbeauxbot.tumblr.com/post/100701446671/starspangledsprocket-it-leaked-this-is)

marodi
10-22-2014, 06:08 PM
THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

New Avengers trailer. (http://barbeauxbot.tumblr.com/post/100701446671/starspangledsprocket-it-leaked-this-is)

Oh shit. Oh shit oh shit oh shit. Someone save this before it's taken down. Oh my god almighty.

I love you, James Spader.

orestes
10-22-2014, 06:09 PM
Did I see Andy Serkis in the trailer?

marodi
10-22-2014, 06:14 PM
Did I see Andy Serkis in the trailer?

SHUT UP! I WAS ASKING MYSELF THE SAME THING!!!

@1:28 right?

orestes
10-22-2014, 06:23 PM
Yep. I knew he was involved with the movie but he's been reticent to reveal his involvement.

kleiner
10-22-2014, 06:27 PM
I'm loving the design on Ultron; the way the song in the trailer blended with dialogue was pretty clever and took me by surprise, made that line far more emphasised; nice to know we'll be getting Hulk Hulking about.

It's really nice to see so much focus on the villain this time around. One of the complaints a lot of people have had for Marvel's films is that the villains aren't all too memorable, and it seems like what they're doing with Ultron is definitely going to help fix that problem before Thanos is finally in the mix. James Spader's voice fits so well, it's one of those nail on the head casting decisions. To think that this is the next Marvel movie we're getting to see is something else, it feels like not long ago I was watching the first in theaters.

Fixer808
10-22-2014, 06:46 PM
Dat Hulkbuster armor!

marodi
10-22-2014, 06:55 PM
No Vision anywhere. At least I haven't spot him yet.

And my poor, poor Bruce!

I think it's time to give this its own thread.

orestes
10-22-2014, 07:01 PM
There should be one already; just poke around. Hmm, I guess not.

Wretchedest
10-22-2014, 07:10 PM
I'm sure this will be great and all, but can we all agree that the "got No Strings" thing is totally stupid and out of place?

orestes
10-22-2014, 07:21 PM
Yeah, like the use of We're In This Together was used in the first movie. :p

orestes
10-22-2014, 09:14 PM
Heh, Marvel released the trailer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmeOjFno6Do

gorast
10-22-2014, 09:23 PM
GG, Marvel. That's the way to handle leaks.

marodi
10-22-2014, 09:26 PM
On their official Twitter, Marvel blames Hydra for the leak. :P

Anyone else noticed the Hulk reaching for Black Widow?

orestes
10-22-2014, 09:46 PM
This was the best response.

https://twitter.com/Marvel/status/525071656306626560

thevoid99
10-22-2014, 10:21 PM
I saw the trailer and.... FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

orestes
10-23-2014, 06:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFlK-c4hfrI

I just noticed Quicksilver in the first angry crowd shot, maybe Wanda beside him.

Maul
10-23-2014, 08:19 AM
That trailer looks badass. I'm actually excited for this movie...The first one didn't speak to me much. If we have a new villain here and he's actually menacing, that's like a 80% improvement compared to the first one.

Mr. Blaileen
10-23-2014, 04:13 PM
Nerd boner at full mast.

marodi
10-23-2014, 08:12 PM
https://ewpopwatch.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/avengers-11.gif?w=612&h=256

See? Hulk has made a new friend. Only 189 days, 15 hours, 47 minutes left until its release.

Not that I'm counting or anything,

Swykk
10-23-2014, 08:19 PM
This looks nasty. I can't wait!

I could do without: the backlash post Batman trilogy Nolan haters complaining that it looks "too dark" and/or "too serious."

bobbie solo
10-23-2014, 10:34 PM
Andy Serkis = Klaw. makes sense.

Fixer808
10-23-2014, 10:55 PM
Too bad he's not Krang.
http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/2/25258/3139254-1337713-aku.jpg

valiantsteed
10-23-2014, 11:10 PM
Andy Serkis = Kang. makes sense.

Is this just speculation or has that actually been confirmed? Even his haircut is someone resembling Kang's helmet design, which would obviously look silly if they went for that comic book look. Plus it would allow Ultron to kill the Avengers (i.e Cap's broken shield, etc), only to have him help undo that, but creating a whole other problem which would eventually lead into Avengers 3.

TheyCallMeDrug
10-23-2014, 11:39 PM
ironman v hulk looks like fun

Millionaire
10-23-2014, 11:44 PM
I like how in the middle of a montage of Transformer Ironman, Thor smacking Tony Stark, and other such chaos, theres a shot of little girls doing ballet.

bobbie solo
10-24-2014, 12:34 AM
I like how in the middle of a montage of Transformer Ironman, Thor smacking Tony Stark, and other such chaos, theres a shot of little girls doing ballet.

Black Widow origin tease.

I think the Pinocchio angle with Ultron could be brilliant is handled well in the movie. Thanks Disney!

Millionaire
10-24-2014, 05:31 AM
Black Widow origin tease.
Ah, I see. I hope its in Russia.

I was just thinking: I like ScarJo in the role, but Olga Kurylenko would've been nice and done a Russian accent, being from the Ukraine.

Fractal04
10-24-2014, 07:01 AM
If you are a spy, having a Russian accent is a bit of a tip off.

cashpiles (closed)
10-25-2014, 09:09 PM
I don't like how Ultron looks... His mini-me Ultrons looks more like the Ultron from the comic books.

Bachy
11-30-2014, 10:12 PM
I just watched the trailer with this playing in the background:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbNBuVQQJVo

It actually complimented it quite well.

october_midnight
01-12-2015, 08:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MfA3xOmwRM

orestes
01-12-2015, 08:18 PM
Damn, beat me to it!

OMG Red Room!

marodi
01-12-2015, 08:25 PM
Andy Serkis again. Those tease!

edit: at 1:20, the Hulk's eyes are red. Unfinished CGI or he's under someone else's control?

orestes
01-12-2015, 08:37 PM
Who was the figure disrobing in front of the water?

marodi
01-12-2015, 08:47 PM
Close-up I stole from le Internet:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10170970_766470760109526_3043638109317103053_n.jpg ?oh=f5c6817ffef458626fe3771674762f35&oe=556B331E&__gda__=1433015974_9e184aa7de9bc0981ec22c650cbf9d8 d

Someone from Wakanda?

orestes
01-12-2015, 10:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo3LEw7ygXc

Mr. Blaileen
01-14-2015, 03:42 PM
Here's a link: http://www.vox.com/2015/1/13/7536873/avengers-ultron-2-trailer-explained that breaks down the new trailer and lays out a few theories regarding some of the people featured.

Regarding the woman who was shown disrobing:

"The comic book speculation is that the character could be Shuri (http://marvel.wikia.com/Shuri_%28Earth-616%29), Black Panther's younger sister and princess of Wakanda. Fans are alternatively speculating it could be a woman who is part of the Dora Milaje (http://marvel.wikia.com/Dora_Milaje_%28Earth-616%29), a group of badass personal bodyguards to Black Panther. "

Bachy
01-22-2015, 05:42 PM
http://youtu.be/0zAgkErdbuo

marodi
03-13-2015, 06:32 PM
Of all the character posters, this is my favorite because BADASS.

http://cinema.niooz.fr/cache/mediaurl/600x400/6d9b82f16883613eb8b3ef11043d81cb.jpg

Mr. Blaileen
03-18-2015, 11:57 AM
I feel like I've been waiting for this movie forever. 6 weeks to go..

marodi
04-09-2015, 06:47 PM
http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/b/a0/5525b2b2cb3fb.jpg

marodi
04-23-2015, 01:25 PM
Interview with Paul Bettany with a couple of clips showing the introduction of Vision. Spoilerish, I guess so if you don't want to see the purple one before the movie, don't watch.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmv_W5DILzA

Wretchedest
04-23-2015, 05:28 PM
I am not hearing great things about this from early views. In sounds kind of boring.

Also odd, remember how great it was when the avengers brought together four heroes, all of whom already had their own movies? Now it seems like this one is a launching pad for a few new heroes, none of which will have their own movies.

In the mean time it tries to clean house a bit, in an attempt to adjust for future casting issues, namely RDJ and Hulk. It sounds like their solutions and replacements are.... About as lukewarm as they come.

Hopefully im wrong and it ends up as fun and watchable as the last one. But all and all as marvel tries to milk its literature for more obscure heros, it seems like the thing is finally starting to collapse under its own weight, just before it starts getting reallly bloated.

Jon
04-27-2015, 01:12 PM
Apparently, Age of Ultron will be "extended" and feature an "alternate" ending on DVD/BD. (http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/27/avengers-age-of-ultron-getting-alternate-ending-extended-cut)

Hopefully, both cuts will be available together. I don't want to go through that 'Watchmen' BS, again.

Conan The Barbarian
04-27-2015, 01:56 PM
Wonder how they can pull it off considering how it ended

marodi
04-29-2015, 05:35 PM
Poor Hawkeye wants us to know he's got "superpowers" too (and yes, it's really Renner singing; the man is talented!)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=213&v=aQ27iS1mkuo

Mr. Blaileen
04-30-2015, 09:41 AM
Between the NFL Draft and this movie, today is going to be a very great day. My ultrascreen tickets are purchased and good to go. I imagine I'll be seeing it in our IMAX theater next week.

Broadbent
04-30-2015, 09:32 PM
Saw it tonight. I didn't stick around for the extra extra after credits scene. But the first one was great and such a tease. The movie was a little underwhelming. I guess I was expecting some Empire Strikes Back type of sequel, while this was just more of the same. Not saying I didn't like it. I was just hoping they would have shaken things up a bit more. Really leave some characters hanging. I guess they did to some extent, but there was no "Luke I am your father" type of moment. No spoilers because there's really nothing to spoil. If you're a fan of the MCU and you've seen the trailer, then you've seen the movie.





And on a personal note, FUCK 3D. It makes movies dark and blurry.

orestes
04-30-2015, 11:48 PM
Caught a screening of it earlier tonight. I enjoyed it enough to see again, just not in 3D.

The best part, without a doubt, was the Vision.

Random thoughts:

*Loved the running gag about Captain and swearing
*Ultron is basically an emo teen who just hates everyone
*Loved the little easter eggs about Wakanda
*What the hell was going on in Thor's vision?
*So was the infinity stone inside Loki's scepter still a mind gem or not?
*VISION
*MJOLNIR- seriously, I lost my shit!
*Okay, Tony and Bruce are "science bros", we need a catchy nickname for Vision and Thor's partnership
*Slay, Wanda, slay
*New recruits!
*How did Thanos get the gauntlet? Isn't in safe keeping on Asgard?

Mr. Blaileen
05-01-2015, 01:16 AM
Just got back from a 3D showing. My mind wasn't blown, but it was pretty damn good. The Vision was a boss. It definitely didn't feel like a two and a half hour movie. I'll post more tomorrow.

The mid-credits scene was amazing. Also, Whedon said that the mid-credits teaser was the only one this time around. He said he wanted to prevent folks from sticking around for nothing, but perhaps he was being coy. I only stayed for the one.

Wretchedest
05-01-2015, 05:49 AM
The weird thing about the new avengers movie is that it abandons the concept that made tye first one awesome: assembling four characters who were already estavlished in their own movies.

The movie does exactly the opposite: something like four characters spontaneously appear in thebmovie and we basically have no choice but to accept them.

It is a great, fun movie, but its also totally insane and way too long.

Am i the only one who thought that the Vision was just super weird? His origin and over all character.

Swykk
05-01-2015, 10:20 AM
I liked it a lot. Loved the Banner/Romonov stuff and her backstory stuff (reminded me of Suspiria and Black Swan). The seeds planted for Civil War. The clear shots taken at Man of Steel. Ultron was slick but ultimately didn't have enough to do. Vision was really cool and interesting. And that Hawkeye had some screen time too :)
BRING ON INFINITY WAR (in two years)!

Conan The Barbarian
05-01-2015, 11:18 AM
Saw it again in 3d, not worth it. It made everything look fake. I like the movie, but they have to seriously cut down on the fucking jokes.

Wretchedest
05-01-2015, 01:53 PM
Yeah, i think that making ultron snarky ruined him. It was a bit much, he was never believable or threatening. Scarlet Witch was way more real.

marodi
05-01-2015, 03:46 PM
Caught a screening of it earlier tonight. I enjoyed it enough to see again, just not in 3D.

The best part, without a doubt, was the Vision.

Random thoughts:

*Loved the running gag about Captain and swearing
*Ultron is basically an emo teen who just hates everyone
*Loved the little easter eggs about Wakanda
*What the hell was going on in Thor's vision?
*So was the infinity stone inside Loki's scepter still a mind gem or not?
*VISION
*MJOLNIR- seriously, I lost my shit!
*Okay, Tony and Bruce are "science bros", we need a catchy nickname for Vision and Thor's partnership
*Slay, Wanda, slay
*New recruits!
*How did Thanos get the gauntlet? Isn't in safe keeping on Asgard?


"*What the hell was going on in Thor's vision?"
Thor's vision is one of the place that was cut the most. I just read an article where Whedon confirmed that Loki was indeed in Thor's vision but that it ended up being cut. Everything regarding his vision, his visit with Selvig and his pool trip makes little sense. Why would Thor have vision about the Infinity Stones? Meh

"*So was the infinity stone inside Loki's scepter still a mind gem or not?" Turns out it is, in fact THE Mind Gem. Which brings a whole new set of questions: in The Avengers, it is clearly said that the stone in Loki's Joy Stick is related to the Tesseract (maybe all The Infinity Stones are related to one another?); why would Thanos give Loki one of the Stones he's chasing? (unless he did not know it was the Mind Gem in it which would make him look pretty stupid). How can the Mind Gem give such powers to the Twins? Meh.

"*Okay, Tony and Bruce are "science bros", we need a catchy nickname for Vision and Thor's partnership" The Cape Bros.

*How did Thanos get the gauntlet? Isn't in safe keeping on Asgard? Yep and yep. Meh

Flawed, but I loved it. It lacks the "magic" of the first one. But VISION. And Hawkeye.

And for the love of not-Odin, skip the 3D. So not worth it.

Wretchedest
05-01-2015, 04:24 PM
It also features a strange moment in which it conpares infirtile women to horrible monsters:
"I was sterilized as a teenager, Im a monster just like you"
Black Widow, to the Incredible Hulk.

The movie then cuts to an unnecessary, gratuitous, fan-fiction like scene in which Robert Downey Jr. And Chris Evans chop wood together while talking about nothing in particular.

What a weird, insane movie.

Mr. Blaileen
05-01-2015, 04:30 PM
The good:

- The running 'language' joke.
- THE VISION!
- Hawkeye's backstory.
- Nick Fury.
- The Scarlet Witch's powers were refreshing to see compared to all the punching and kicking going on.
- The overall finale was pretty enjoyable, especially from a visual perspective.

The bad:

- There were too many jokes. Many of them landed, but it felt like a little much sometimes.
- Ultron was too silly at times for my taste. I don't mind some quirkyness here and there but I wish he would have been more sinister. I also wish he was able to physically push the gang closer to the limit. They never seemed like they were that overwhelmed by all the enemies, even at the end.
- I regret going to the 3D version. It didn't add enough to the film to warrant how badly it fucks up the color palette of the entire movie. That shit's way too dark. I'll be seeing this again on a bigger screen in 2D for sure.

gorast
05-01-2015, 05:00 PM
Feige said in an interview that there are two gauntlets, one left hand and one right hand. The right hand is in Asgard, and the left one is what Thanos has. Hope that makes it into a movie - Ragnarok, most likely.

I thought it was great. The characterization of everyone was very, very strong. Loved the motion effects on Vision - his picture-perfect movement was just unsettling enough. Wanda and Pietro were fantastic, and I was really fucking mad when Pietro ate it in Hawkeye's place. I really hope he stays dead because I'm tired of deaths not meaning anything, but why did it have to be him? :(

The new Avengers lineup at the end of the movie looks pretty rad. Seems like it'll be a strong lead-in to Civil War.

kleiner
05-01-2015, 05:14 PM
The movie then cuts to an unnecessary, gratuitous, fan-fiction like scene in which Robert Downey Jr. And Chris Evans chop wood together while talking about nothing in particular.

What a weird, insane movie.

The way you describe that makes it sound so much greater than it is.

mrselfdestruct94
05-02-2015, 10:25 AM
Watched a Thursday night screening and I'm seeing it again tomorrow in Imax, though I'm not excited to view Age of Ultron a second time. I wasn't a fan of this sequel. I think the novelty of having Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Hulk in a single movie has worn off for me. I found the overall story to be a little dull and I wasn't invested, the fight scenes at the beginning and when Tony Stark unveils the Hulkbuster was fun, though I found myself becoming bored even during the latter square off between Iron Man and Hulk. It drags significantly in the middle until the third act. My friend who saw it with me described the movie as 'great' and excused the sluggish parts as time for 'character development' but there have been plenty of movies, including recent Marvel flicks, that have taken time away from the action sequences to fully realize their characters that have kept my full attention. This was just a bland excuse to give the audience a breather before the last major action sequence started things up again.

Secondly, Ultron is not the badass villain he could have been. He comes across more like a prick than a super villain. Loki was without a doubt a superior adversary in the first one. He was charming, fun, witty, menacing, and cunning. Ultron is a cookie cutter bad guy with a cookie cutter 'evil plan' and an awkward sense of humor. Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are interesting additions to the cast though I feel more could have been done with them. They have a moment with Ultron that explains their motivations and they help cause a lot of havoc for the Avengers during the film and drive the conflict, but for some reason I always felt like they never became more than glorified background scenery. And honestly, the same could be said for Vision, who is added late in the game to help the good guys and stop Ultron. They are needed to drive the plot forward and quickly fade to the background. It's a minor complaint, but I do feel like more could have been accomplished with their characters.

There are some positives working for Age of Ultron. I don't think it's a bad movie, I just think it's painfully average and could have been so much more. The sense of humor is still there, there's a romance storyline that I really enjoyed, and it's fun to see the band get back together and play off each other despite the fact that this entry into the Marvel series amounts to nothing more than a sophomore slump. Honestly, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Winter Soldier, Iron Man, and The Dark World are superior to this movie. It joins the ranks lower on the list closer to Iron Man 2, Thor, and The Incredible Hulk, which is a shame because while my expectations weren't unreasonably high, I was expecting better from a team that brought us a movie as fun, exciting, and immensely enjoyable as The Avengers.

Jon
05-02-2015, 11:13 AM
This movie was all over the place visually. I was ready to write off AMC Theatres (again) until I had a look at the IMDB page.

Cameras:
Arri Alexa XT Studio, Panavision Primo Lenses
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Canon EOS C500
GoPro HD Hero 3
Red Epic MX, Panavision Primo Lenses

Source Formats:
ARRIRAW (3.4K)
Canon Cinema RAW (4K)
H.264 MPEG4 HD (1080p/25)
ProRes 4:2:2 HQ (1080p/24)
Redcode RAW (5K)

The digital intermediate is only 2K, which I can understand in this case, but why did they ever think this film would be passable in 3D? The movie will probably look rather nice on Blu-ray, though.

Edit: The above also explains the color grading/why people are complaining the film looks "dark"/etc. In short the movie was shot and post-produced in both 4:4:4 and 4:2:2, with two sources being lossy.

Wretchedest
05-02-2015, 03:56 PM
Yeah ultron is like a case study in how to do villains completely incorrectly.

I know i have a lot shitty things to say about it but i did ultimately like it.

Thor gets more play and dialogue, this is the first movie where i thought he was cool, although Cap is less so than in either of his last two movies, he wasnt fun to watch this time.

The movie made an effort to bring depth to almost all of its characters. A lofty ambition, and it falls short in some places, but especially in the case of Hawkeye, Hulk, and Iron Man it is ultimately successful.

I really, really liked the scarlet witch, she is conpeltely underutilized and they could have sacrificed time from other tertiary characters to give her a bigger role. The actress is awful with the accent though.

The vibe for the first 30 min to an hour was better than the previous movie. Somehow it gets lost after that. It feels more personl, wittier and the action is more abundant and awesome to watch.

Mark ruffalo is still killing it as bruce banner. The hulk is still the best part of these movies.

Iron man vs hulk was sensational, great stuff.

marodi
05-02-2015, 11:22 PM
"I am Thor, son of Odin, as long as there’s life in my breast I am … running out of things to say."

Millionaire
05-03-2015, 08:04 AM
Saw it and really liked it. I'm not a huge comic book fan, so I didn't come in with many expectations, which tends to make me enjoy big budget movies more than if I have baggage with them. My favorite aspects were the 'hanging out' scenes the team gets to do with no agenda, Vision, Hawkeye(who, shockingly, is given a good amount of fleshing out, and seems like actually one of the main stars of the movie), the Hulk vs. Iron Man fight, the twins, and Ultron. Ultron gets a lot of flack, and most of the complaints are completely valid, but I found his cheesy diva attitude and strangely relaxing voice hilarious. I don't know what they were thinking when they made him like that, but I thought it was oddly entertaining.

orestes
05-03-2015, 10:07 AM
The shade.

https://youtu.be/dpidcowWG08

kdrcraig
05-03-2015, 10:59 AM
Saw it in IMAX 3D yesterday and loved it. Pretty much the only gripe I've been hearing that I agree with is Ultron. He wasn't very menacing and having him crack jokes was pretty stupid. I really liked how it opened with a big action scene. All of the action was bad ass, the Hulkbuster fight was fucking awesome. I really enjoyed the comedy, don't understand people thinking there was too much, it was great. My girlfriend and I are gonna go see it again at some point. And the 3D was fine in IMAX, the picture wasn't darkened at all.

thevoid99
05-03-2015, 01:59 PM
The shade.

https://youtu.be/dpidcowWG08

I wouldn't mind seeing that. Scarlett's on a roll right now.

ZRFTS
05-03-2015, 08:23 PM
Saw it, it was amazing. They even did some experimentation with the cinematography midway through and I quite liked the scale of it.

Forewarning: Make sure to see it in a packed theater because that's the only way you can enjoy it, by yourself it's somewhat boring and overrated.

ManBurning
05-07-2015, 04:08 AM
And on a personal note, FUCK 3D. It makes movies dark and blurry.

Had the misfortune of having to go watch the 3D version on opening day because we missed the only non 3D version playing that day. Totally agree with you. I absolutely cannot stand watching a film in 3D, I usually go out of my way to find a theatre that is playing the 2D version, not only is it easier on the eyes, but it's generally cheaper and the theatre is less crowded.

With that said, the film was decent, but nowhere near as good as the first one. Not sure what it was about the first one that was so magical, probably what someone said above where you have these 4/5 superheroes who already have their own established standalone movies, and you see them all together, and it's like "What, this isn't supposed to happen!?"

The first Avengers was executed so well. I mean, it better have been... the only reason all the individual movies for Thor, Captain America, Iron man etc existed was to set this movie up, so it was a risky move, but it sure paid off.

Now, with the sequel, the novelty has kind of worn off. Less action, a lot more new charachters to split the screen time between (4 new characters introduced in a 2.5 hr movie means not a lot of time to flesh them out). Any new person introduced pretty much got the bums rush on their backstory or creation.

As already mentioned above, the running joke with Captain America and the language thing and The scene where They were all trying to lift Thor's hammer up were really amusing parts that helped break up the slower parts of the film. (The) Vision was probably my most favourite part of the whole film. He was awesome! He was probably the only thing missing from the original movie to make it more awesome. I always loved Vision as one of the Avengers, used to always pick him in the Avengers arcade game in the 90's.

Speaking of the Avengers arcade game, they really should have released that as a downloadable title on the new consoles e-shops. Would have been a good seller. I would have picked it up. An arcade port of that to new gen consoles? Hell yeah! Would have been perfect timing to port it as well to go with the movie.

I personally really enjoyed Ultron as a villian. I didn't find him really that annoying with all his wisecracks. I thought he worked overall, but as mentioned above, his creation came rather abrupt, I guess for time constraint reasons, they couldn't really flesh him out too much, just felt a little rushed. Overall, I enjoyed him as a villain. I found myself rooting for him 80% of the movie. Not sure what it was, but normally people root for the good guys, but in this movie, they just weren't appealing to me... I kind of found myself siding with Ultron for most of the film, that was until Scarlett Witch read his mind while trying to transfer himself into Vision's body, and saw that his idea of "changing the world" was blowing it up. then, when Vision came to life and sided with the Avengers, then and only then did I start rooting for them. Vision is awesome.

I think that superhero movies are getting a little stale nowadays. They are a dime a dozen. There are just way too many of them coming out now. Before we used to be lucky to get 1 superhero movie once 1-3 years, and now they pump out half a dozen of them or more in a 2 year span. I think they have just overstayed their welcome. But... then again, who am I to judge, they still rake in the millions upon millions of big bucks. I'm quite surprised to be honest... I always thought growing up, reading comic books was kind of a niche or nerd activity that people looked down upon. Guess times have changed, as everyone and their dog loves themselves a good superhero movie or two, or three, or four.

I mean, some of the movies they are coming out with (Ant Man, Dr. Strange) I raised an eyebrow at. I was seriously questioning who in the whole would want to watch a movie about these sub par heroes, or better yet... does the general public even care about these people? Judging from comments on the news articles and the trailers, apparently they do... which goes back to what I was saying about superhero movies being for the general masses now, which is odd... because back in the 90's it was still considered a little taboo to like comic books.

I think I'm just all superhereo'd out, and they usually all have the same formula anyway. I'm contemplating whether or not I want to even go see the other Avengers movies. I'm thinking of calling it quits after this one. Seems like all the good avengers have left or are leaving anyway, with Iron man and Hulk seeming to go their separate ways at the end of this film. We're left with Captain America leading a whole new team of Avengers that we have to get to know all over again...

Maul
05-07-2015, 04:51 AM
Watched the film for a second time last night and I really enjoyed it. They actually took time to develop all the Avengers. It's not like it works everytime but still the movie is less formulaic. It's a true shame that Ultron is that goofy because he looks the part and could have been terrifying if properly built. Hopefully the extended cut will make up for it.

Millionaire
05-07-2015, 06:14 AM
I think that superhero movies are getting a little stale nowadays. They are a dime a dozen. There are just way too many of them coming out now. Before we used to be lucky to get 1 superhero movie once 1-3 years, and now they pump out half a dozen of them or more in a 2 year span. I think they have just overstayed their welcome. But... then again, who am I to judge, they still rake in the millions upon millions of big bucks. I'm quite surprised to be honest... I always thought growing up, reading comic books was kind of a niche or nerd activity that people looked down upon. Guess times have changed, as everyone and their dog loves themselves a good superhero movie or two, or three, or four.
I'm slightly surprised they are still very popular today. Most of them follow the same basic formula: guy gets superpowers or supergadgets(if its the first movie), has to reveal it to a girl or whoever, may team up with other heroes, fights a supervillian or a supergroup who will come thiiiiiiis close to taking over the world or something horrible, but are stopped by the hero in the nick of time. I thought people would get tired of it, but they're still going strong. Marvel has done a good job of figuring out what makes a mass market hit in this modern era, and are starting to take some slight risks with Guardians and other stuff that gets a little weird.

Naturally, though, with 20+ movies and tv shows bombarding you with superheroes 365 days a year, it'll experience slow down. I think they'll eventually follow the same trajectory as CG animated films: they'll be killing it for a while, but because of oversaturation and fatigue, they'll eventually plateau with several big bombs, but there will still be a couple big hits every year.

Conan The Barbarian
05-07-2015, 12:14 PM
It will be a sad day when the comic movie phase goes away. Its been a hell of a ride and what kept me going to the movies as nothing really has grabbed my interest outside of old school action heroes and comic movies.

ghostaustin
05-08-2015, 10:16 AM
It also features a strange moment in which it conpares infirtile women to horrible monsters:
"I was sterilized as a teenager, Im a monster just like you"
Black Widow, to the Incredible Hulk.

I interpreted that bit of dialogue as "they took away my means of having a child so that I wouldn't focus on it, thus giving me more mental space to focus on being an assassin." So she was referring to herself being a monster because she's a murder machine, not because she's infertile.

littlemonkey613
05-08-2015, 10:54 PM
I interpreted that bit of dialogue as "they took away my means of having a child so that I wouldn't focus on it, thus giving me more mental space to focus on being an assassin." So she was referring to herself being a monster because she's a murder machine, not because she's infertile.

I agree that was the intention of the line but I thought it read hilariously bad when I saw the film. I would have def asked him to rewrite that line if I was his editor lmao. It's the kind of line you have to be daft to think wouldn't distract.

I forgot to come on here and say my thoughts on the film.
I really liked it! Executed way less expertly than the first film and the pace/ plotting could use some work compared to the first Avengers but I thought it was also vastly more interesting.

Ultron is my new favorite character in the MCU. I loved the way his most interesting aspects were just left to settle via implication of his lines or action as opposed to other characters flat out saying his personality traits. I just love that the dude is made up of a ton of different contradictions. My baby.

Loved the twins (and the twincest teasing), Whedon knows my sick heart.
Love the set up of the new team. Bring it on.

Loved Vision. Loved the character dynamics. My favorite scene was def the one with Ultron and Vision at the end.

What I didn't like:

I'm def in the camp that thinks Black Window's character took a huge step backward, but I'm not too worried about it because the Russo's are taking over and their rendition of her is the best so far. I'm not a huge fan of the Bruce/Natasha pairing to begin with and this was just complete overload in terms of focus. I enjoyed her and Cap's unexplored but implied sexual tension way more.

I thought the movie could use way less action. Didn't have much breathing room but over all I'm seriously impressed it made so much sense.

Side note: PEGGY CARTER RENEWED FOR SEASON 2 YAY

Hazekiah
10-18-2015, 02:11 PM
While I'm kind of on a forced sabbatical from working on my next several Transformers essays/threads, I figured I'd pick up Avengers: Age of Ultron at the nearest Redbox and start chipping away at the notes I took the three times I saw it in a theater. Lots to share!

I've got a few different essays in the works for this movie, but they're mostly pretty specific and I don't want to go off on too many tangents in them, so I figured I'd toss in a few, random observations here regarding the overwhelming cleverness of the screenwriting, while bumping the thread to help get the conversation started up again.

It IS quite possibly my FAVORITE of all MCU movies, after all.

Just a few neat things I noticed while building the image library for my threads and which I haven't really seen mentioned anywhere else...


ENJOY!
\o/

When Falcon and Captain America are making small talk about their "missing person case," Falcon uses a VERY interesting choice of words to describe the leads their leads towards finding The WINTER Soldier:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v147/Hazekiah/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-10/IMAG1455_zpsnh5uewlo.jpg

Ha!

And I'm sure everyone remembers art collector Tony Stark's hilarious reference to the world famous, unidentified graffiti artist and subject of the film Exit Through the Gift Shop, right?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v147/Hazekiah/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-10/IMAG1474_zps4dibq1nr.jpg


Well, that's not the ONLY bit of graffiti in the movie!

Keen eyed viewers may notice that early in the film we see THIS fantastic bit of Sokovian Anti-Stark street art demonizing the former arms dealer in the background of one, brief shot:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v147/Hazekiah/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-10/IMAG1471_zpsnncnf4oo.jpg

Perfect!

Later on, Stark describes his impression of Klaue's pursuit of vibranium with a particularly apt reference:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v147/Hazekiah/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-10/IMAG1468_zpsqvneqpzp.jpg


Why so apt?

Well, Ahab's singleminded, obsessive pursuit of Moby Dick eventually led him to his own destruction, much the same way as Klaue's thievery of Wakanda's vibranium, as he himself put it, "came at great personal cost." And that was how he already felt about it BEFORE he'd been dismembered at the hands of Ultron! Yeesh.

Additionally, Ahab's mission was the killing of the WHITE whale, just as Klaue's mission was the killing of the BLACK Panther!

So, especially in a country so torn by apartheid, it's a particularly perfect connection to draw between the two. I hasten to remind any naysayers that racial apartheid in South Africa actually began under the rule of the Dutch Empire, and that Klaue himself is Dutch.

Intriguing!

Something tells me he's gonna be an AWESOME villain in Black Panther when the film finally premieres during Black History Month...

Damn, Marvel. You WENT there.

O_O