FINALLY! We get a real glimpse of the next piece to be added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the next Avengers movie, Age of Ultron!
YES! YES! YES! YES! WHOOO! (can you tell I’m a little bit excited? 😉 )
I have been craving Avengers 2 for months already (it is both sad and hilarious when you find yourself craving something, and then realize you won’t have it for another eight months or so, lol) so I am excited!
Where to begin?
We have what we can make an educated guess is Ultron narrating the trailer (Loki narrated Avengers 1, I think I see a pattern forming) as he is apparently being born, telling the Avengers as whole that they are weak and pathetic and useless. (wow, what a pwn, to have a newborn telling you you’re pathetic) The addition of that creepy-child voice singing the Pinnochio song while all Hell breaks loose is absolutely terrifying.
And can you say, “what?!” Amidst all the tension, the promise of suspense and explosions and screaming civilians, we see the Avengers fighting each other?! What the what?! Why? What is going on? Hulk vs Iron Man? Those two were best buds in the first Avengers! Thor and Captain America apparently suffering defeat? How? What side are the twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch on? And why are they even fighting each other at all when they have a crazed, megalomaniac robot trying to kill them all?
I’ve heard, very recently, that this is the start of a depiction of the Civil War storyline, which struck me as a bad idea at first. Then again, many things about this franchise struck me as a bad idea, and they managed to pull it off and leave me wanting more, more, more! So I’m holding off on any severe judgments until I see what they actually do with it.
That being said, part of what made the Civil War so gripping in the comics was the massive cast that the creators had to work with. They had dozens of Avengers, superheroes and supervillains, independent heroes like Spider-Man, the mutants of the X-Men, the kingdom of Atlantis, the Fantastic Four, all divided, either choosing sides or sitting it out (which emphasized the relationships between these characters as they try to persuade each other to their side), and with such a large cast, they were able to take the war through all kinds of twists and turns. Oh, and what set it off was a difference of opinion regarding the Superhuman Registration Act, which there is no way they are going to have in the MCU because there are only a handful of superpowered people in existence. So, without a cause that I can yet discern, and with a comparatively paltry cast, I just don’t see how they’re going to make this Civil War something I can truly appreciate.
But they’ve done that before, so we’ll have to wait and see. And either way, they are going to get my money when I go to theaters to see the movie(s) involved with this storyline.
And the fact that they’re even going with the Civil War plot instead of pushing straight through to Thanos and the Infinity Stones is also a twist I was not expecting. Bravo!
(though I’m still waiting for the announcement of a third Thor movie… seriously we need to see Thor vs Surtur!)
But all that is a rather large digression.
I love how it seems each of the Avengers is going to get more depth put into them. Prime example: Hulk is not trying to smash Black Widow. I have no idea how they’re going to explain it, but seeing the Avengers face off against each other is going to be epic! The stories of the emerging Avengers (Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the rumored Vision) coming to fight alongside the ones we already know and love (hey, they have Hawkeye too! We never get to see Hawkeye!) should prove most interesting indeed. Heck, we still can’t be sure which side the twins will be on! The last time we saw them, they were in Hydra’s clutches! (speaking of, how does Hydra play into this one?) The mysteries of why the Civil War begins, not to mention what Black Widow is talking about when she says “nothing lasts forever” so shortly after Ultron’s ominous “you want to protect the world, but you don’t want it to change” are most intriguing.
Mysteries, suspense, hero vs hero, a powerful villain, deep characters, great big explosions, and more!
Oh, I am so going to see this movie!