SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
What the actual fuck?
“Joss Whedon took twelve steps back with Natasha’s character development. Basically undermined everything she was built to be before Age of Ultron.” – @hey_squid, Twitter
WHAT are you talking about? These assholes must have watched a completely different movie than me, because… TWELVE STEPS BACK? REALLY? FUCKING REALLY? Holy shit, this pisses me off so much. Natasha got ACTUAL, REAL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT! HE GAVE HER A BACKSTORY! HE TURNED HER INTO A REAL FUCKING PERSON!
“Thanks for reducing what could have been a strong female to boob jokes and the idea that women who can’t bear children are monsters.” – @RUGoat, Twitter
WHAT HE WAS SAYING!!!
NATASHA WAS TALKING ABOUT HER BEING TRAINED TO BECOME A COLD-HEARTED KILLING MACHINE! NOT ABOUT HER STERILISATION! THE ONLY REASON SHE BROUGHT THAT UP WAS TO MAKE BRUCE FEEL BETTER ABOUT HIS NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE KIDS! They’re saying he reduced her to a damsel in distress, but what the fuck are they even talking about? She hardly ever had to get rescued!
It was the MAIN. FUCKING. HEROES.
Let me quote another tweet I found while scouring Twitter:
“He turned Natasha into nothing but a love interest who needed saving. How’s that internalised misogyny?” – @thordinsons, Twitter
Joss turned BRUCE into the love interest that needed saving. Natasha was never the team member that “needed saving”. IT’S HULK THAT PLAYS THAT PART! THIS FILM HAS A PROFOUND, INSIGHTFUL PORTRAYAL OF BLACK WIDOW. WHAT THE FUCK IS YOUR PROBLEM?!
Also, one more thing.
“FUCK YOU JOSS. YOU CAN’T JUST COME INTO THE AVENGERS FRANCHISE AND START KILLING OFF MAJOR CHARACTERS. THIS ISN’T GAME OF THRONES.” – @Jai_Reddington, Twitter
Quicksilver’s death was a good thing. Well, not a GOOD thing. But necessary. Someone had to die. Someone they DON’T BRING BACK. The whole MCU up until now has had so many moments where characters die and come back or you think they die but they go “Oh, haha! We tricked you!” The sense of danger has simply dissipated – I’ve stopped fearing for the characters’ safety, because I can’t trust that they’re not bringing them back. Sound familiar? Yeah, I’m looking at you, Moffat.
I’m not saying it had to be Quicksilver, but an important character had to go. And to be honest, I was SO sure it would be Hawkeye, so Pietro’s death came right out of left-field for me. I agree that he had a lot of potential that won’t be explored now that he’s dead, but his death is a good thing. They’ve brought back the sense of danger. And his death becomes all the more powerful knowing that only moments before, Hawkeye was literally thinking about killing him. I’m only paraphrasing right now, but:
“Oh, the fast kid? Last time I saw him Ultron was sitting on him… nobody would know.”
And yet, Pietro sacrificed himself to save him.
I am just so unbelievably furious at people’s behaviour towards Joss. This whole thing is coming from a community of people apparently strongly against bullying, and still they managed to BULLY JOSS WHEDON AWAY FROM TWITTER. DEATH THREATS, PEOPLE. DEATH THREATS!
Seriously. Fuck you, internet.