As you may already know from Kris’s post yesterday, Closet Cosplay: The Avengers, the My Fangirl Life team went to see a midnight showing of the new Avengers movie last night. And, of course, we went in our SHIELD best:
Any excuse to get dressed up! Anyhow, moving on to the movie. I’ll try to remain spoiler-free in this one.
I’ll confess that I’m not a HUGE Avengers or comic book junkie, but I definitely enjoy my fair share of action movies – particularly those of the superhero variety. And I really like Marvel movies because, of course, the stories are fun, but also because of the funny and lighthearted moments that are always there. I’d also like to note that I actually had the unfortunate experience of seeing Chappie three nights ago (luckily at the $2 movie theatre). It was interesting to compare two movies that touch on artificial intelligence – but also, I don’t recommend seeing Chappie at all. If you’re going to see an AI movie, definitely make it this one.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is an action-packed ride in which the Avengers are focused on (you guessed it) saving the world! The very first scenes in the movie have you dive right into the plot, with the Avengers hunting down what remains of Hydra and Loki’s scepter. Things go a bit south when Tony Stark decides to “do some tests” on the staff and the gang is forced to band together to fight against something that may just be beyond human control.
This movie really did have it all. The action scenes were amazing. I loved watching Captain America and Thor be the cutest fighting duo ever, Hawkeye string arrow after arrow without missing a shot or skipping a beat, Iron Man flying around and kicking ass while doing all sorts of sexy science-y stuff, Black Widow being all cool and assassin-like, and Hulk… you know, Hulking out. Sometimes when I’m watching action movies I find that I get bored and kind of zone out during the fight scenes, but that never happens with these ones. Something interesting is always happening!
I don’t want to ruin any of the big romantic reveals in this movie for you, so I won’t touch too much on that subject. I’ll just say that as a hopeless romantic, I was actually quite happy with the way things went – you know, with potential to hopefully continue or get better in the next movie.
And of course the goofy Avengers moments were there as well. I could literally watch an entire movie of drunk Avengers trying to lift Thor’s hammer, or sober Avengers chopping wood. Those moments are just priceless.
Have you seen the movie yet? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!