Avengers: Age of Ultron was, without a doubt, going to be good. There was no question about that. They had all the elements that was going to make it work — a great director who understood the genre, a magnificent cast, and a comic book with well-loved characters. They have more on their side, actually, that was going to ensure the success of the film; but I was still so surprised at how enjoyable the movie was. I was awe-struck by how much I enjoyed it and how much I wanted to watch it again.
You can read my review of it here: Of Heroes and Monsters: A Review of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
More than anything, this movie just solidified my growing feelings for Aaron Taylor-Johnson and developed my crush levels on Elizabeth Olsen into a full-on scary crush mode. Elizabeth Olsen, as the Scarlet Witch, is just terrific and I have put her up there with Emma Stone and Charlize Theron as part of a short list of women I would attempt to go straight for. I just love, love, love Elizabeth Olsen.
I tried my best to write a good review, but I feel like somewhere along the way, as I was writing the article, I just entered into total fan boy and started gushing. I mean, as a screenwriter myself, I was just so amazed at how Joss Whedon managed to keep the material tight and interesting and within the parameters of the comic book genre but still made it so engaging and fun and enjoyable. I’m so jealous at how good he is.
The movie is so much fun. I really can’t wait to see it again. And everyone is amazing. I have always loved Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans and even more so now. The movie makes me want to be an Avenger and I never even really followed the Avengers that much back in my comic book collecting days. I was an X-Men guy back in the day and then I shifted to DC at some point before going to David Mack’s Kabuki and started my path of the “serious graphic novel” shit.
But, man, Avengers: Age of Ultron was a hoot and I was just so into it while I was watching. I was so happy to be in that theater. I want to see it again. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen is everything!