MCU Rewatch: How Age of Ultron’s false promise created undeserved backlash

“We can bust arms dealers all day, but that up there. That’s the endgame.”

Hindsight has been incredibly kind to Age of Ultron. Around the time of its release; there was an underlying rumbling of disappointment with the movie. After two incredible successes in Winter Solider and Guardians of the Galaxy, the followup to what had been the biggest comic book movie ever at the time left everyone feeling pretty deflated.

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MCU Rewatch: Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s most Human Story

If this is your first time reading one of these, it’s the latest entry in a series where I go back and watch each movie in the Marvel Cinematic universe from the very beginning. Coming as a result of me realising that I’ve haven’t seen most of them a second time since the cinema. Check this link out of you want to see the archive so far.

This series came about because of my realisation that I hadn’t rewatched most of the MCU movies after the initial cinema experience, Guardians of the Galaxy is certainly not an example of that, being the movie that I’ve found myself watching over and over. For a long time, I said it was my favourite movie in the MCU, and upon revisiting it, I find it difficult to budge from that position.

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MCU Rewatch – Captain America: The Winter Solider and putting golden age morals into the modern era

This is an entry in an ongoing series where I am going back and watching the movies of the MCU again, sometimes for the first time since watching them in the cinema. If you want to check out my journey up until now. Then here’s a link with all of the posts thus far at the bottom.

After a few shaky entries, The Winter Solider felt like a statement from Marvel. One that put their foot down regarding a few major milestones that really established the MCU as it would grow and become more like the franchise as we see it now. It’s a movie that has no problem shaking up the status quo in dramatic fashion, it also normalises the inclusion of a wider, living cast for the future.

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