Kev: After a while though Ultron started to become very one note for me. He comes up with the plan, and then goes through with it. Nothing short of excitement.
Jon: Really? I loved James Spader as Ultron.
Evan: I feel like there was more to Ultron (and really all the characters) than we were given time to see outside the action scenes. I really enjoyed how Spader-y Spader was as Ultron.
Kev: He peaked heavily in the beginning, then not so much. The only other scene I liked was the Truck chase.. With him that is.
Jon: Baron Von Strucker was on screen for like 3 minutes. That was kind of disappointing.
Evan: It’s frankly a miracle that this movie was able to balance enough of Ultron, plus six returning heroes, plus three new ones, and it somehow is pulled off. Or maybe it wasn’t and I was just going to love it anyway.
Jon: I don’t think it completely pulled it off. That villain in Wakanda, just to take the story to that area was kind of pathetic.
Melissa: Whose that guy in the ending credits, btw?
Evan: CAN I EXPLAIN??? I WANT TO EXPLAIN THANOS! CAN I?
Jon: Do it!
Evan: Remember the purple guy with the shit eating grin at the end of Avengers and somewhere for a minute in Guardians of the Galaxy?
Melissa: No, Evan, but go ahead… Lol
Evan: No, thats pretty much it. That’s who he is. And he’s gonna literally slaughter EVERYTHING.
Kev: Howard the Duck?
Evan: Yes, Kevin. Howard the duck is going to slaughter the Avengers.
Kev: I mean he did slaughter his own stand-alone film. ZING!
Infinity Stone Side Plot
Evan: I was frankly surprised by how the introduction of “Infinity Stones” came to the Avengers themselves so early on. I thought the bit in Guardians of the Galaxy was enough for a while, and this felt shoehorned in.
Jon: Yeah, Thor’s part in this story felt weak to me
Kev: I think they want to have one apocalypse every three phases. I was disappointed in the pool scene. The trailers promised me PG-13 nudity.
Jon: And it was only to introduce the Infinity Stones and Thanos
Evan: Right, Thor had to LITERALLY go and be like “Hey I gotta go do this thing, hate to leave you hanging.”
Kev: I mean they’ve already found like 3/6 of those stones right?
Jon: No, more than that.
Kev: Stellan Skarsgaard needed more time. I like when he does science.
Evan: Yes, thank God for extra science exposition.
Jon: No, they needed a greater female presence besides Black Widow, and even then she was the victim of more than a few tropes
Kev: But in all seriousness, they really bring too many characters from the previous films for like not even 5 minutes, and it bothered me cause I liked these characters a lot in their initial film