Yours truly was at the cinemas yesterday evening to catch the long awaited for The Avengers - Age of Ultron. I had been invited by Antabax to enjoy this movie.
Ok, back to the movie.... when a blogger friend told me it was going to be 145 minutes long, I was like worried, as long movies can tend to be draggy... However, it was not so..
Anyway, the sypnosis of the story goes:
"When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.
As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure."
Spoiler alert...spoiler alert.. if you are not a fan of spoilers, stop here and close this page... if not, then by all means, read on..... as I am going to spill a lot of beans here.... huhuhu
The story begins during an assault on the castle of HYDRA leader Baron von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann), the Avengers find themselves going up against his new experiment, twins Wanda and Pietro Maximoff (Elisabeth Olsen of the Olsen Twins and Aaron Taylor-Johnson). The Maximoffs are of course, initially on the side of the baddies, and there is one scene that involves a monologue explaining their reasons for hating Stark and the other Avengers.
While Pietro/Quicksilver physically assaults the Avengers with his speed, it's really Wanda/ Scarlet Witch, who causes the most damage to them through her power to reach into people's minds and plays on their fears which she finds there, making them seem real. She reaches into Tony Stark's mind, what she finds there is this huge fear he's dealing with, caused when the sky above New York opened and an alien army spilled out.
Shaken by this experience, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) persuades Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) to work with him and to use Loki's scepter (recovered at Strucker's lair) to create the peacekeeper A.I. Ultron. Tinged with madness from the start, Ultron (James Spader) emerges hating his creators and immediately deeming humanity in need of evolving or to be exterminated and allow the machines to inherit the Earth.
I like the part that Black Widow understands Banner's fear of the monster within himself and they strike up a slightly uneasy romance, even as he once again learns to dread his powers. She is the one who can also calm him down enough to turn him back human. There is also the part where she shares her darkest fears with him.