Stuff You Like Vlog: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Woo! Non-spoilery section lasts AT LEAST 35 seconds.

And then I just give up and talk turkey. Or…Ultron.

Black Widow! Bruce Banner! Iron Man! Cap! And other, smaller agents!

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30 Comments on "Stuff You Like Vlog: Avengers: Age of Ultron"

ArrogantCynic
Guest

You were right about the twin’s backstory. Magneto is their dad, so they had to rejig the origin.

Dicrel Seijin
Guest
The twin’s back story has changed three or four times already, so I would not attribute it solely to the Fox-Marvel movie deal. The current back story is this: the twins were children of the Romani, . They were taken from their parents, Django and Marya Maximoff, by the High Evolutionary (an entity who experiments on humans and animals via hyper-evolution). The High Evolutionary was not happy with the results. Disappointed, he gives the children disguised, in his words, as “common mutants” back to their parents. And end. Magneto does not factor into anything until later when he saves Wanda,… Read more »
Efeas
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Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are the only X-Men characters that Marvel owns rights to so they couldn’t put Magneto as their father (at least officially). Also they couldn’t call them mutants because that goes with rights to who X-Men story which is owned by 20th Century Fox. So they are called “enhanced” in both, Agents of S.H.I.L.E.D and Avengers.

Alaster Boneman
Guest
yar magneto used to be scarlet witch (SW) and quicksilver (QS) dad but its complicated, and I believe in the comics at the moment he is no longer their father my understanding is that SW cast a spell to punish Magneto for being a dick but a side effect was every one in her family would also suffer but Magneto didn’t suffer so not their dad, you are quite correct Miss Sursum Ursa because marvel sold X men and mutants to fox when they were have $$ trouble a while back and because fox is a bit of a dick… Read more »
Mandalf The Beige
Guest
I’ve heard several other people mention the same thing about Natasha. I don’t think she was saying that she’s a monster for being sterile, but because she chose to do it. That with all her skills she had learned at that point she could have escaped, but instead she chose to go through with it and give up a part of herself when she didn’t have to. Also Ursa, did you pick up on the subtle comparisons of Ultron to the devil? I know most supervillains get compared to the devil at some point, but this time it really stood… Read more »
alexthed
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Couldn’t watch the whole thing – sorry, I don’t want spoilers.

Cofsbro
Guest
Yeah you hit the nail on the head with Quicksilver and Scarlet witch being Magneto kids. They were/are mutants and have appeared in the X-men alot but they were also very prominent in the Avengers comics thus they can technically appear in both. But seeing that Fox has all mutant/X-men related rights the MCU couldn’t use Magneto at all. Think like Marvel/X-men (movie verses) as a divorce couple with share custody rights over the character where Marvels’s (MCU) as the mother and The X-men the Farther with their new spouse Fox. Though in the comics now they are hinting that… Read more »
lobsterzoidberg
Guest

A friend of mine once watched the first Avengers movie while stoned.

He imagined being one of the nameless pedestrians in the city with no idea of what was going on, and walking outside one day to see all of that crazy shit going on. It was unbelievably hilarious to him.

I can totally see why.

Jon McKenzie
Guest

Thanks for the warning. I’ll check back Monday afternoon after I’ve seen it.

Eggman1115
Guest

Yeah, up until now Magneto was their father, but a few months ago, Wanda performed a spell that was supposed to hurt those who shared her bloodline, and only Pietro doubled over, so dun-dun-dun! Changing continuity to work around 20th Century Fox copyright.

KelaRavenwood
Guest
As others have said basically Marvel sold the Movie rights to all the Characters they created with their powers coming from genetic mutation to Fox. However, The Twins where so entrenched with the Adventures universe (more so then Xmen) the two shared the rights to those two characters, Fox can have them be Magneto’s Kids and have Mutant powers but can’t refer to them being Avengers or them Avenging, hence why they are in Days of Future Past. Marvel can also use them BUT can’t talk about them being Mutants or Being Magneto’s Kids, they must have a different back… Read more »
NoirinSoleil
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I also suspect that if Marvel can get the X-men rights from Fox, we will get mutants retconed into the MCU via Wanda’s powers. In the comics, she can alter reality (not sure if she messes with people’s minds). She even created an alternate reality where Magneto, and mutants, were rulers of the world. I can see a point in the MCU where they need to raise an army to defend Earth and Wanda has a ‘We need mutants’ moment, where she just magics the X-gene into existence. [SPOILERS] I also think it is likely that Quicksilver will be visiting… Read more »
NoirinSoleil
Guest

Of course, to be fair, setting up for Civil War in this movie is a REALLY tall order, since it was so busy anyway.

JBONE30
Guest

I had 3 problems with the movie.
1. I would have liked to see more/longer quiet scenes.
2. The shaky cam at the begining of the Hulk/Iron Man fight
3. I prefered the Quicksilver from Days of Future Past.

Byakko
Guest
[SPOILER and fairly comic-geeky minor fan-gush] The break-out thing for me is just that of all characters, Vision – who has been demoted storywise in 616 canon to just about Superfriends-Aquaman level of relevance – gets promoted to Superman levels of power and plot relevance. Like yeah the MCU is more condensed than the comic’s world, so he can get that power level but omg, who could see that coming?! I grew up on the Silver Age comics, I have the full Scarlet Witch and Vision miniseries and read Bryne’s run on West Coast Avengers. And even with the miniseries,… Read more »
happymel
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I’ll come back to the rest of this review once I see it next weekend.

Byakko
Guest
Okay about the twins. Fox owns the X-Men rights, so they can’t even use the word ‘mutants’ to describe them. Here they’re mutated humans, not born mutants, I’m not even sure if mutants exist currently in the MCU (which is a weird thing to say). In the comics, they WERE Magneto’s kids. This has been established for a very long-time, and was taken as the status quo for many major story arcs, like House of M and so on. But recently, in a comic series called AXIS, Wanda does a spell that reveals Magneto has no blood ties with the… Read more »
J.Rose92
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Spoilers ahead, but I don’t know why you’d read the comments if you haven’t even seen the whole review yet^^ Nice review, you pretty much summed up my feelings about this movie!. I totally loved that Cap and Hammer moment too, it was brilliant. One thing, I’m not sure how much of Bruce’s leaving had to do with him not wanting to take more orders. It’s certainly a part, but like someone said, it’s probably more that he is afraid of hurting more innocent people if he stays with the Avengers. It made sense for his character to leave, but… Read more »
FirstAngelus
Guest
[SPOILER] When the Natasha/Hulk romance was hinted in the trailers i didn’t like the Idea at all. But actually I feel it plays out really really good in the movie. About the monster thing: She’s not a Monster because she’s sterile, she’s a monster because she was put in a red room and transformed into a being with the sole purpose of killing stuff, with all humanity striped from her. The ability to have children is just a symptom of that, but one that can not be repaired unlike other things they did. What I didn’t like was the friday… Read more »
Papallion
Guest

Like others, I liked DoFP Quicksilver better, but I didn’t hate AoU Quicksilver.
I think Natasha said she was a monster not just because she was sterile, but because she graduated. She became this unfeeling, uncaring, detached person who had no problem killing others. The sterilization was just the cherry on top. It made me doubt her emotions for Bruce; did she flirt with him because she liked him, or because it helped control him?

Swanpride
Guest

I have a huge problem with DofP Quicksilver: He is too powerful. And so far the guy is one awesome scene, nothing more. The Marvel version won for me simply by making his powers believable and giving him a sympathetic motivation.

But the romance was just awful. Didn’t work.

Yarin
Guest

You dingleberry hey language

Babinro
Guest

Watched the review despite having not seen the movie because it’s a comic book movie. Who cares about spoilers? That’s like warning people about spoilers in Rocky 4 or Commando.

It’s a popcorn flick.

Jon McKenzie
Guest
I am 60 years old, and read comics back when the price had jumped from ten cents to twelve cents. Back in the mid-60s during the summers, Marvel comics would publish giant double sized special issues, and usually the stories would lead to a titanic fight scene, one huge panel spread across two pages, crammed with heroes and villains slugging it out. They did a great job bringing that action packed tableau to life. Also, they did a great job getting the super action right. What I call “initial plausibility”, in that if someone could lift a car over his… Read more »
MavenCree
Guest

“Thor, why are you in a lake?”

DOES IT MATTER????

Okay, actually it does, and he does mention why right as they enter the cave, and basically his whole
Scarlet Witch vision was a setup for Thor 3: Ragnarok, but…..

THOR…. TOPLESS… SOAKING WET… You have issue with this??????!

MavenCree
Guest

Your question about Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch… Yes. Copyright. That’s the only way they could get them in the movie because Fox owns the rights to the X-Men and all Mutants. That’s why they’re called ‘enhanced’, not mutants, and have a different back-story.

Zebra_Bug
Guest

I agree! SO much, the movie was absolutely amazing, I actually like it better than the first Avengers movie. And I So adored that first subplot. I ship them so hard.

Zebra_Bug
Guest

I also LIKED how busy the movie was. It was not too much for me to follow, and seemed more realistic that way, because in real life, things happen all at once, not sequentially. And I am totally going to see it again.

CAFangirl
Guest
I think she called herself a monster because she’s still a trained assassin who’s killed a lot of people. The sterilization was for the “Black Widows” to not get pregnant and have to deal with the emotional aspects and physical drawbacks of it. It’s cruel and practical. The Red Room and Black Widow Ops Program stuff gets a lot more hints in ‘Agent Carter.’ It’s Soviet training facility that recruits orphan girls to raise them as agents for infiltration. The only flaw that bugged me most about the movie was the Bruce/Natasha stuff. I don’t mind a romance between the… Read more »
Jesse McNeil
Guest

Unno magneto belongs to fox the twin were a middle zone
The muntant but there avenger shared rights….wait
Wolverine and storm are avengers too
Wolverine vs hulk, cap, someone
But the twins will never see there dad nooooo

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