Official: Superhero, Comic Book, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, etc... FILM THREAD

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  1. RFX45

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    So are we going to talk about Age of Ultron or what?

    I've gotta admit, it was a very busy movie, especially in 3-D -- and between that and the massive sugar I allow myself at movies and the caffeine I'm still reeling. It's all so hazy. A bit like a dream. But a very good dream, I'm prepared to say. And I'm looking forward to seeing this again in 2-D, the mold where impressions go to harden.

    Most certain among my recollections: Like Ultron, the main antagonist, it packed a lot of crap into the tiny space of two hours. S.H.I.E.L.D., Hyrdra, Vision, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch -- all surprisingly well-done, but I could see how most could get lost. (My poor companion thought it was called Age of Voltron). If it suffered from anything, it was probably this. A four-hour running time would have felt more appropriate. As it was, a lot of the usual characterization felt absent, though maybe that's just the nature of sequels.

    Other rapid-fire thoughts: I noticed it was like Whedon's Astonishing in a couple ways:


    -- Ultron's coming into being was exactly like Danger's awakening
    -- The end of the Hulk's storyline echoed the way he sent of Kitty Pride at the end of his run (though the Hulk's was by choice)
    -- one other thing, already forgotten

    Lots of genuine laughs, IMO. Always a plus.

    I'm not really a fan of action, but found this especially well-choreographed (and as emotional as action can be, if that makes sense...)

    I could've done without the references to the women from the satellite films, the explanations for why they were absent.

    I was expecting Ultron's origin story to begin way, WAY far back -- not like five minutes before he decided to take over the world. In this context, I thought his awesome finally free of your strings from the trailer didn't make a whole lot of sense, given the literal handful of seconds he spent in strings?

    The only real way I saw to improve the movie would be a longer running time, or an immediate sequel, like what they're planning for Infinity.

    But these are minor quibbles. Overall, pretty impressive.



    EDIT: BIGGEST LINGERING QUESTION:


    The Scarlet Witch's origin story, right down to the malfunctioning projectile and the name stamped across its side, felt so eerily familiar. Where have we seen this? Was it a comic? Another movie? It's bugging the hell out of me.
     
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    Harley looks far better then I thought she would. The smile sells it.
     


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    Deadshot with mask


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    Why is handgun ammo raining from the sky when he is holding a rifle that shoots .223?
     


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    Okay, help me out here.

    From left to right, it's ???, ???, ???, Katana (kneeling), Rick Flagg (maybe?), Harley, Deadshot, Killer Croc (maybe?), and ???

    I'm not a comic book aficionado, but I am more knowledgeable than the average, non-nerd. This, however, leaves me flabbergasted.
     
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    What the hell is Will Smith doing in an ensemble action movie?
     


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    Croc looks much better here:
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    I hope WIll Smith is more excited than he looks.

    Margot Robbie looks great.
     


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    https://m.soundcloud.com/empiremaga...-spoiler-podcast-joss-whedon-and-paul-bettany

    Spoiler special podcast with Joss Whedon and Paul Bettany discussing details of the film.

    Here's one person's recap I found. "This is a great interview about the realities and compromises of making a tentpole film. There's not a lot of anger, but there is definitely some resignation to the fact that it has to be a certain way and Joss understands that. Some of the decisions are just not completely in his hands. I also love at the end of the interview how he wanted to put a tiny hint of Hulk going to space but the execs were like Hell, no. Also how he wanted Captain Marvel and Spider-Man in the final shot but they couldn't pull it together."

    Listening to it now.
     
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