So, I recently rewatched Age of Ultron and I'm just curious to know the cause of the amount of backlash that this movie received. You could make a good argument for any and all issues that the MCU movies have, but none of it would warrant you saying that the movie was terrible. Even the worst MCU movie (Thor: The Dark World) wasn't so poorly written that it would be considered terrible. Yet, Age of Ultron gets a metric ton a hate despite being a decent movie. It has it's flaws, sure, but there wasn't anything that made this movie bad per se. I simply don't understand where all of the negativity came from.
I don't specifically hate it, but it's not as tight a script as Avengers or the 2 movies before it, GotG and WS.
If it does get hate, its specifically comparative to the luxuries people have gotten out of the MCU. And it's dissection is enhanced greatly because it's not just another Thor movie, it's a freaking Avengers sequel. People wouldn't have been nearly as hard on The last Jedi if it was a Star Trek movie, but it was instead a sequel to the crown jewel of american cinema. To me AoU the second or third worst MCU movie, but still a good movie overall.
Never compare a Hanzo sword to a Hanzo sword, compare a Hanzo sword to every other sword ever made. It still blows away 60-75% of the other superhero movies all-time.
I don't see a lot of hate for it. It does have good reviews and scores on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB. It's hated on this site specifically? If so it could be because comic book fans don't like how different Ultron is from his comic book self. I personally really liked how Ultron was portrayed in the movie because he didn't have a typical evil AI or evil robot personality and came across as very human. In the movie it felt like he was Tony's evil son rather than an evil robot.
Age of Ultron is one of my favorite MCU movies and I believe it's one of the best MCU movies. It was way better than overrated Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2.
Because the trailers leading up to the film painted Ultron as this evil menacing villain and the intro to him in the film showed him with potential as a villain like when he killed jarvis. Seemingly very comic accurate and not crappy like 90% of mcu villians. But turned out goofy and not intimidating at all. Very disappointing.
I'm not really sure why it's so hated either. I actually thought it was pretty good. The only thing I can think of is that Ultron was clearly nerfed, but that's kinda the M.O. of the MCU (unless your name is Steve or Bucky).
Also, I personally don't know if Thor: The Dark World was the worst. Definitely bottom 3, but Cap: TFA might be worse to me.
Because the movie was marketed as a dark movie that will challenge the Avengers deeply but what we daw wasn't dark or particularly challenging. The jokes were a reason for why it didn't feel challenging because a city floating thousands of meters above a sky should feel catastrophic which I didn't feel because the heroes didn't.
A lot of jokes didn't land
The villian was nothing like everyone expected him to be. He didn't even get a good amount of screen time.
The movie overall offered nothing very new.
We could've had some interesting moments with Quicksilver but all we got was a meme.
The movie certainly isn't terrible. It's still watchable but it didn't reach the expectations at all and wasn't a very good movie evne if we did not have any expectations from it because sometimes a movie doesn't reach my expectations but when I watch it again after a few months I end up liking it which did not happen with Age Of Ultron.
Who are these people? 7,4 in IMDB - pretty good for comic book movie. 75 percents critics tomatometer and 83 percents audience score. Box office - 1,4 bil.
It's not the best movie, not denying it, but you can see hatred only here by dceu fanboys and some comic geeks that would call everything "meh" as long as it's not 100 percents comic accurate.
Because the haters are feening to watch god bleed.
Any faults of the MCU becomes wildly exaggerated. It's been like that since Avengers 1 blew up and took the world by storm. It's insecurity.
The haters were so insecure after the success of A1 any flaw this film had was going to be a deal breaker. I remember even before the release of this film the haters was yelling "the hype is dead." That used to be a regular saying on comic sites. Back then dudes was literally praying Marvel would fall off. And by "dudes" I mean DC fanboys. They wanted that Avengers hype train STOPPED.
Am I saying AoU is a perfect film...no. But the hate when compared to really bad comic films is wildly exaggerated.
Also those haters obviously failed in their hate spam against the MCU. Fast forward time after A1 and Marvel just dropped a 2bil Avengers film and another is just a few months away in 2019. BP almost made much as A1. Marvel will have 5-6 films in the top ten highest grossing all time list after next year. AoU hate spam attempts failed.
Also lol at people acting like they don't remember the hate AoU got. It used to be like a DC fanboy hate orgy every time that movie was mentioned or had a thread.
It's bad by MCU standards, not by CBM standards.
Thor: The Dark World is boring, but at the end of the day it's still about as good as Man of Steel.
Age of Ultron had a joke of villain. The threat of Ultron didn't fit the scope of the Avengers. I felt like Ultron could have been the villain of an Iron Man solo film.
It wasted its potential, and Ultron is the villain who doesn’t need nuance. He didn’t need any, and he never will. Joss turned him into his pet project and I don’t think it turned out. The whole floating city thing was also really odd to me...
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