Another week and another breaking comic book movie news(it’s getting hard to keep up!). The Avengers Age of Ultron trailer leaked today, and it was supposed to be released along with Agents of Shield’s next episode, but Marvel’s hand was forced, and it was officially released today. And boy am I glad that it did get leaked, I needed another big news hit after last week. Anyways now that I’m sure we have all had a chance to check out the trailer (a million times over I bet), let’s look deep into the trailer to see what kind of reflection it will give us of the film
So the Avengers Age of Ultron trailer opens up with Mr Spader’s creepy voice telling us he’s going to show us something beautiful. His eerie words are instantly juxtaposed to images of chaos and disaster. Already the tone of the film has been established from the first 10 seconds of the trailer, a tone that carries on throughout the entire trailer. There’s no jokes, no gags, just a lot of sad, messed up people. That’s not to say that the film will have no jokes and will be super serious, but it is clearly more of a departure of the tone the first Avengers film had.
Compared to first teaser trailer released for the first Avengers film this becomes easier to see. The first Avenger’s film trailer seemed idealistic and hopeful. There were jokes, and the colour of the film was bright and the music was fast paced. Compared to the Avengers Age of Ultron teaser trailer, there is more of a sense of hopelessness, emphasised through the bleak colour and eerie slow music.
Then the theme of inner conflict arises in the trailer. Ultron says “you want to protect the world, but you don’t want it to change”. This whole issue of change can be applied to the characters themselves. We saw Black Widow’s issues of inner conflict in Winter Soldier, Bruce Banner has the most obvious inner conflict, and then you have Iron Man who constantly struggles with the decisions and life choices he makes, “it’s the end of the path I started us on”.
So Ultron obviously brings up issues of their inner ordeals, but also brings up issues with society as a whole. The heroes and Ultron will obviously have conflicting ideals on the standard of humanity. I’m sure Ultron will bring up some interesting points on why of all mankind should be eradicated.
Then you obviously have physical conflict as well. We see the Hulkbuster armour and the Hulk fighting it out, chucking cars at each other, and looking so freaking awesome! And we also see Thor grab Tony Stark by the neck, he’s probably not too pleased about what he has started.
We also see Andy Serkis, playing a human, a human who we have no idea is, so that will be interesting to find out.
The trailer ends with shots of Captain America’s broken shield and Thor clearly laying unconscious next to it. We already heard from the Comic Con footage that there were shots of the Avengers (except Iron Man) looking well, kinda dead. We also end the Avengers Age of Ultron trailer with Ultron saying ever so nicely that “there are no strings on me”. Meaning he isn’t going to be constrained by any external factors. He’s going to go all ape shit on everyone’s ass, and not worry about the consequences.
Now I’m no Marvel reader, so I haven’t read the Age of Ultron comic arc, and don’t really know all that much about Ultron as a character, but from what I’m seeing, he seems to be shaping up to be one of the best Marvel villains we have seen in this cinematic universe.
The threat seems real in this film. There’s going to be death, and the Avengers will be forced to confront it which is good. There will also be a lot of destruction, and apparently there’s going to be so much destruction by the end it causes a whole other series of events leading up to the next movies. Hmm will be interesting to see if all those Man of Steel complainers complain about the destruction in Age of Ultron….
Anyways I loved the trailer, and it’s gotten me really really pumped for the film (why is May so far away!!). So what did you think of the Avengers Age of Ultron teaser trailer? What kind of direction do you think the film will take after seeing the trailer? Let me know!
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