Avengers: Age of Ultron

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe reunites the whole team and then adds some more heroes and super-antagonists for good measure. Can such an immense collection of colourful personalities possibly be threaded cohesively into an even more elaborate juggling act that matches the original?

Once again we go deep on the characters, outlining what this means for the history and how it functions as a film.

Joining Sharon and I once again are Joshua Garrity of Cane and rinse, Jerome McIntosh of GameBurst and Lorin Grieve of A Year of Steam. He and our good buddy Iain Hopwood play through their pile of shame with our other good buddy Laura Kate Dale www.yearofsteam.podbean.com )

The next story in the New Century universes begins this week, so look for the rather special first episode of Tiger’s Eye on iTunes and please do give us a review for Secret Rooms if you enjoyed it. That will help this ongoing audio drama series of ours gain visibility, traction and word of mouth.

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  1. Having watched the film again recently, I’ve come to really like the fact that Tony decided to remove the Arc Reactor from his chest in Iron Man 3. I personally feel it is an action akin to what Mako does with his scarf in Book Four of the Legend of Korra, in that they both let go of a character motif that serves as a memento for something violent that has happened to them in the past. This may be because I was never a huge fan of the comics, or comic books in general prior to the MCU, but I love seeing that kind of change as long as the character’s psychology is portrayed in a dramatic, but realistic way.

    I also disagree that this film negates some of Tony’s character growth. The huge catharsis at the end of Iron Man 3 was Tony’s ostentatious way telling pepper that he was going to begin dealing with his stress in a way that isn’t just locking himself in his basement and banging together as many suits as he possibly can. It’s his way of saying that he’s going to start dealing with his trauma the right way, not that he’s giving up on wearing the suit. It wasn’t surprising or odd to me at all when he end up back in the armor.

    He is less visually dynamic without the arc reactor, though. :(

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