ok. i’ve seen age of ultron twice now and i feel like i finally have opinions. i’m gonna go character by character
Tony: This movie reeeeallly sets him up for civil war. he’s made mistakes and he’s aware of them and puts full responsibility on himself. but that doesn’t keep him from being destructive. this movie (along with iron man 3) are the only ones that really make me care about him. 7/10
Bruce: i love ruffalo’s banner. so much. he captures such an endearing vulnerability in the character and i love it. there were some things that he did i didn’t like (brucetasha but i’ll get there and it’s whedon’s fault) but overall i think we got a much deeper look at the hulk. after the hulk v hulkbuster fight, bruce sees what he did to the city and the people he scared/hurt and it really effects him. there’s a new dynamic between the hulk and banner which was really explored in this movie. 9/10
Natasha: ugh. no. just. brucetasha was so wrong. that was the only purpose whedon gave her. to present moral dilemmas for bruce. i would have been fine if their relationship was displayed as healthy for her, but it was not. in my opinion, she was far too vulnerable when pursuing her relationship with bruce. her entire character is kinda reduced to damsel in distress when she talked to him which, no. also she called herself a monster not because she was a trained assassin who killed people for training, but because she was sterile. WHAT THE SHIT. wow. incredible steps in the feminist movement, whedon. 4/10
Clint: oh wow here we go. clinton francis barton. first of all, way to have more than three lines. on the topic of clint’s family, it was super out of character. clint barton, human disaster, cannot have such a normal family. like if you want me to believe that this is clint’s family, there’s gotta be a dog and at least 3 gaping holes in the wall. because i am all for my fave being happy. it’s actually really refreshing after seeing how ridiculously messy he is in fraction’s comics, but it’s a little too normal to be believable for me. other than that, i am so incredibly happy with his character. all of his lines were clint af and it really reminded me why i love and relate to this character. overall 9.5/10 for mr. barton.
thor: hemsworth said in a lot of interviews that he was bringing more humor to thor. i agree and appreciate. i loved thor in this movie. he’s the reckless warrior he was in the first movie when he sees his vision because he wants to fix it, but he’s also fun and just a huge goof which is why i love thor. i just love thor. also his bro moments with cap (or broments) were a literal injection of life into my bloodstream. 9.9/10
steve: oh my sweet summer flower, whedon just doesn’t get you. though funny, cap would never say ‘language’. are we forgetting the punk that fought people he couldn’t beat in alleys? cap isn’t delicate. he is true and virtuous and such a lil shit. i got the sense that he was just a tired old man throughout a good part of the movie who just complained a lot. i feel like complaining would never be in captain america’s wheelhouse. i did enjoy him at the very beginning and the very end when he was more laid back. i overall still enjoyed him a lot because despite his complaining moments, he still had moments that showed why he should be leading these guys. 7.5/10
the twins: did not expect to get that attached. pietro had a really great transition to against the avengers to with them. wanda had a similar transition, but it wasn’t rooted the same way pietro’s was. wanda’s moment with clint was 10/10. overall 9/10 bc i would have liked some flashbacks or something
vision: didn’t think he would be precious but ?????? he was ???? he was so naïve and wise at the same time???? him and thor??????? 10/10???????
ultron: a not shitty marvel villain?? incredible. scary af. yeah he wanted to kill my faves, but his motive and reasoning were convincing?? v good. 8/10
overall give the movie 8.5/10