For this weekend since I have been left at home and unsupervised, I am going through 20 MCU movies in the MCU’s chronological order, starting from Captain America: The First Avenger through to Ant-Man & The Wasp.
Avengers: The Age of Ultron doesn’t hold back at all, instead it jumps right into it with a battle at a Hydra base in Sokovia that’s being run by Strucker a Hydra man who has been using the power of Loki’s staff to perform experiment on humans which has resulted in two successful test subjects, Pietro (enhanced speed) and Wanda (exceptionally powerful witch) Maximoff, the Sokovian twins.
When the Avengers finally get the staff back, Tony manages to comprehend that there is actually an entity seemingly imprisoned within it and tries to release it with Banner’s technical help. (Like that is really going to end well). As expected this entity after reading through the internet, and through Tony’s own files decides to walk another path, and takes out Jervis and then after a brief battle with the Avengers escapes deeper into the net, where it downloads itself into a mechanical body.
Ultron (as the entity identifies itself) as based on Tony’s ideas for a global protector, a non human threat deterrent, who instead decides to wipe out humanity starting with the Avengers, flees Starks tower with Loki’s staff. As they try to regroup and work out what they are up against they have multiple run in’s with Ultron and his lackeys, including the twins.
Learning of Ultron’s plan the Avengers are forced into a retreat. As Ultron begins to build an army of killer robots made in his own image and working with Strucker’s twins he plans to lift the entire nation of Sokovia into the air dropping it from such a height that it wipes out humanity in the ensuing shockwave that is big enough to crack the planet apart.
This was a much better than the first one and a close second to Winter Soldier. Everything realistically goes according to plan which can pretty much be guessed as it occurs. Like the first though there is another cut scene to Thanos, who now that he is so displeased with the efforts of his underlings that he puts on the Infinity Gauntlet and vows to reclaim the gems himself.
At Home with a Dragon – Pizza and a Movie