More Wine Pod listeners, assemble! Grab your wine and join us this week as we revisit Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's no question that the film is a pivotal part of the MCU, particularly in light of Infinity War, Endgame, and WandaVision, so we thought it was time to rewatch the film with the benefit of hindsight, which as some say, is 20/20 "vision." Sorry - we couldn't resist.
We kick off the discussion by sharing when we first saw Age of Ultron and our initial impressions of the film. We loved seeing the Avengers working together like a well oiled machine and getting a boost from Nick Fury when they needed it. We praised Tony Stark's mastery of sarcasm and James Spader's casting as the snarky voice of Ultron. We also managed to work in some interesting revelations about crying in the movies and the consequences of telling Kristine that she's just like her mom. As for the sh*t we didn't like, we are very relieved that Nat and Bruce never ended up together.
Next, we talk about how Infinity War and Endgame influenced our hindsight views of Age of Ultron. The film is an important bridge in the MCU, particularly with respect to Civil War and Infinity War/Endgame. Likewise, Age of Ultron is important to understanding Wanda Maximoff's character journey, so we discuss our hindsight impressions of Age of Ultron in the context of the events that took place in WandaVision. We also begrudgingly acknowledge how important Clint Barton is to multiple character arcs that ultimately play out in Endgame and WandaVision and work in a little bit of Barton bashing just to balance things out.
We close out the discussion by sharing our favorite Easter eggs from Age of Ultron and explore what we would change now that we have the benefit of hindsight. It wouldn't be an episode of I'ma Need More Wine without a discussion about the Avengers who quenched our thirst. Find out who we want to join us in the pool AKA Thor's Water of Sights.
Links to sh*t we mentioned:
- Check out the deleted pool/Water of Sights scene that Kristine discussed here.
- Listen to more in-depth Marvel analysis from Kristine, Marc, and their other fabulous co-hosts over at the Marvelous TV Club Podcast.
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