Team BCP break down Avengers: Age of Ultron (part two)
Currently storming the box office Joss Whedon’s Avengers sequel was seen by most of the team here, In keeping with the breakdown we did last month with Netflix’s Daredevil series we decided that rather than just giving one reviewer’s opinion on the film we’d throw the topic open to the entire might of the BCP Roster.
Sitting down for a round table chat about the series, we assembled the team to discuss the issues brought up in the film such as the vast array of debuting characters within the series to everyone’s favorite scene, part one is here.
And here’s how the conversation went;
Gary: So, after having seen the film what were your overall thoughts on it?
Greg: I would place it before Below Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: Winter Soldier.
David G: In the lower part of the top half (going from bad to good).
Chris J: Yeah it was good, but wasn’t top 3 material for me.
Ross: I’d place it at a very solid #4, after (in order) Winter Soldier, Avengers 1, and Iron Man 3. Whilst I really enjoyed it, it’s very much a ‘part of the franchise’ film, whereas the three mentioned all stand on their own merit, as well as sitting with their prequels/sequels/interquels/midquels.
Gary: So now that Joss and Marvel are parting ways, has he left the series on a high point or would you have liked him to stay and do some more?
David: Well he hasn’t left, he is still the overall boss with Feige of the MCU. He is just stepping back from directing. I don’t think they would let him leave entirely.
Ross: The way I was reading all the stuff Whedon’s been saying is that he’s going to go create something new of his own after this – I don’t see him splitting time between that and overseeing the MCU. It’s got to the point where that’s a full-time job and then some.
But regardless of Whedon’s future involvement, whilst it’s not quite instilled the giddy ‘what else you got?!’ that came with the end of Avengers 1, it’s not exactly a low point either (we’re looking at you, The Incredible Hulk). Honestly, I think that the only reason we’re not way up at the top of the peak is because it’s no longer our first rodeo, and we’re at the point where we’re not hoping for more excellence, but expecting it.
David: Really I think (aside from Trevor) Iron Man 3 is the worst MCU film. Also have you listened to the Empire Podcast interview in which Whedon speaks about what he actually wanted?, It’s a really good,spoilery, interview. I won’t say what he says but it’s only 30min long at the front of the 1:30hr podcast.
Chris: I don’t know david I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Thor movies. Mainly because Kat Dennings is as unfunny as syphilis.
David: OK sorry I forgot about Dark World which is a bit worse. I think I felt Iron Man 3 was a bit jarring and the whole section with the kid was just weird. I suppose it is to mirror Tony’s PTSD.
Gary: So to finish this off, how optimistic are you about the future of The Avengers with the shape of the team as the film ended?
David: Very, the film isn’t bad by any stretch of the imagination. It’s just got the weight of expectation on it.
Greg: In Marvel We Trust!
This has been our part two in breaking down the Avengers, as we had previously with Daredevil (Prt.1 Here / Prt.2 Here), join us in July when we chat about Ant Man.
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The writer of this piece was:
w/ Greg Watt, David Gladman, Chris Jobson and Ross Sweeney.
For more articles like this check out our look at Netflix’s Daredevil.
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