The Marvel Cinematic Universe is still going strong today. And it’s easy to forget that these connected movies all started with individual superhero stories. Well, Avengers: Age of Ultron comes from Phase 2. It was actually the second MCU movie starring The Avengers – after 2012’s The Avengers. However, while they are both graced with notable heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor as well as powerful villains like Ultron or Vision, this was the most underrated movie in the MCU. Here are 5 reasons why Avengers: Age of Ultron is better than its reputation suggests –
The Team’s Togetherness
There are many fans worldwide who have waited to see such iconic superheroes together on the big screen and it is really something to be thrilled about. It’s one thing to see them all together in one scene or another. However, seeing them in action alongside each other as part of an actual team is a whole other kind of fun to watch! These additions bring so much personality and excitement to the midst that Age of Ultron becomes contagious for everyone involved.
Age Of Ultron Introduced Vision
Vision is one of the most mysterious and misunderstood heroes in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He does have a major role when it comes to saving the world, but he’s an odd character who only begins to make sense by the end of the film. Because Vision is quite hard-to-understand and confusing, we compared him to an older Marvel hero – Vision is like Dr. Strange in that each of them is very difficult to understand at first but by the end, we see that there’s more to them than meets the eye.
Age Of Ultron Improved Hawkeye
Hawkeye was one of the coolest guys in the first Avengers film. The original member of the team had a lot of great moments, but perhaps his best was when he got his revenge on Loki. In Age of Ultron, Hawkeye is only given more chances to shine as he heads a mission to retrieve Loki’s Scepter from Baron Strucker’s compound. It is also brilliant how Whedon addresses Stark’s rudeness towards Clint when at the end Stark apologizes saying “You were right, I’m sorry.”
The Relationship Between Cap And Iron Man
When Tony Stark first meets Steve Rogers in The Avengers, he can’t have been more different from the super-soldier. Throughout Age of Ultron, we see them building a friendship and eventually coming together to help out the team, but there’s no escaping their differences. The seeds for conflict are planted because Stark’s ultimate solution to fight Ultron could very well lead to him becoming something he had previously tried so hard to put behind.
The Hammer Scene
One of the best scenes in the movie doesn’t involve action, but instead, it is a simple moment between several of the characters where they just hang out. After the victory party, it turns into something of an impromptu competition when everyone tries at their turn lifting Thor’s hammer. It really is something that feels like being taken back to childhood and enjoying your favorite comic books.