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Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

10869325_591589580977275_2778898650041679518_oFor my American readers, this would seem as a whole lot of surprise that I have watched Avengers: Age of Ultron. But it is released in Singapore and other parts of Asia first before the Western countries. It might be a good strategy as Asia probably has a higher rate of piracy so releasing it here first lower that chance of such a big budget movie being pirated. Anyway, so yes, I have watched Avengers and it has all the things you expect the movie to have – action, comedy (as all Marvel movies tend to have) and a little bit of drama.

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Love It Or Hate It: Comic Con 2013 – The Avengers: Age of Ultron

“Hey, wait a minute! I just saw your other post a couple of hours ago today and there’s another one?”

Yes, your friendly neighbourhood blogger is doing a blog vomit. (What’s “blog vomit”? I have no idea. I just created it.)

Comic Con is the place where two juggernauts try to one-up each other and these two are DC and Marvel. I have blogged about DC’s announcement of the sequel to Man of Steel where Superman is going to go head-to-head with Batman. Is Marvel going to be left behind? No, of course not. Marvel announced that the sequel to one of the biggest superhero movies of all time, The Avengers, is going to be called… The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Wait, what?

ImageIf you read the comic books (I don’t), you will probably know that Age of Ultron is the latest comic book series by Marvel just released this year and I heard that the last issue was released a month back. So, how is this movie gonna go?

Well, Joss Whedon, the director of The Avengers, spilled during Marvel Live that they are going to stray away from the comic book. So, for those of you who read the comic book and know what happened to your favourite superheroes (clue for those who don’t read: Not good things and these not good things is just one thing: Meeting with The Reaper aka death), you can breathe easy – that’s not gonna happen in the sequel to The Avengers. He mentioned that they are doing their own version the origin of Ultron.

Now, because I’m your friendly neighbourhood blogger, even though I don’t read the comics, I did some research. In the comic books, Ultron was created by Ant Man to help mankind but Ultron realizes that the threat to men is men themselves and vouched to eliminate the species.

The sequel will not have Ant Man. Joss Whedon will use what he already has with The Avengers and make his own story there. During Comic Con 2013, Marvel released a very sneak peek of The Avengers: Age of Ultron where Iron Man’s mask melted and formed back into the mask of Ultron, to the excitement of those who saw that first-hand. That is already a clue-in to what I will expect to see in the sequel – Ultron will not be created by Ant Man but Mr. Tony Stark. And if I’m right (I’m sure I am), why do they torture Stark again? The guilt this man will feel. He was almost destroyed in the first Avengers and now this? Pepper will have some work cut out for her.

And for those who wonder the characters that will appear in this sequel, obviously all of them, with the exception of Agent Coulson (maybe) and Loki, since there’s a new villain in town. Joss Whedon did confess that he has some hell of a work cut out for him right now. He has to bring together our favourite superheroes and tie them all into this sequel and then add in Hawkeye, Black Widow and Nick Fury among many others as well. We also need to remember that he does have the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to do on top of this sequel.

Ouch! I do not want to be in Joss Whedon’s shoe right now.

Love it or hate it? I have high hopes that this sequel will be top!

Edit: For those of you who wonder about what happened to Thanos, the villain that we were introduced to in the last The Avengers movie, and how that will all tie in with the sequel, well, he will not be in this sequel. He will appear in another Marvel superhero movie called Guardians of the Galaxy. Guardians of the Galaxy is made possible because of that three-second shot of Thanos.