Avengers: Age Of Ultron - The De-Whedoned Cut

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"There Are No Strings On Me."
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"Avengers Age Of Ultron is a little more grown up than the first one, a little scarier, a little funkier." Joss Whedon.

THAT WAS A LIE! The goal is to keep that original promise. Removing the worst of the humor, creating a threatening villain and tightening up the pace of the final act, transforming the movie from an underwhelming letdown into a worthwhile sequel to the original.
Joss Whedon's writing can be funny, but too much of a good thing is a bad thing. It feels like he wrote potential jokes for every scene and then just put them all in. This left no room for us to get invested. Plus Ultron was not the villian we were shown in the trailers. My goal was to fix these flaws as well as remove and dumb or unnecessary moments in the film.
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Dramatic Hits Sound Effects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE6PuC2MnuE (For when Ultron escapes to Struckers lab.)
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Special Features
- Deleted Scenes
Cuts and Additions:
- Natasha: "Thank you" to Hulk.
- Thor: "They are lining up." Cap: "Well they are excited."
- Tony: "Guys...lets talk. It was a good talk." Guard: "No it wasn't."
- The bizarre sped up 3 steps Wanda takes before closing the door after attacking Cap.
- Tony and Thors ego measuring contest about which of their girlfriends is better.
- Bruce landing on Natashas Boobs.
- Ultron: "That was dramatic."
- No Strings On Me Song removed from Ultron escaping to Struckers lab scene, replaced with more creepy and dramatic music cue.
- Ultron: "People create... smaller people... CHILDREN! I lost the word there. Children."
- Ultron: "But also... yeah."
- Tony: And he did a Banksy at the crime scene, just for us."
- Klaue talking about cuttlefish and Pietro taking the candy.
- Ultron: "I'm sorry. ooooh. I'm sure that is going to be okay I just don't understand!"
- Thor: "Nobody has to break anything." Ultron: "Clearly you never made an omelette." Tony, he beat me by one second."
- Ultron "I can't physically throw up in my mouth."
- Tony: "What are you going to do?" Nick: "I don't know, something dramatic, I hope."
- Ultron: I'm not being pushy."
- Ultron rolling his eyes.
- Cap, Thor and Pietro individually fighting robots while Vision is erasing Ultron from the internet.
- Cap: "If you get hurt, hurt them back. If you get killed, walk it off."
- Hulk scaring woman and child.
- Weird cut to Wanda after she attacks robot before she hides with Clint in building.
- Cap and Thor saving people from falling to their death... and then bringing them back up onto the floating city...
- Ultron: "Thor! You're bothering me!"
- Pietro punching the air and then getting shot.
- Number 6 is topped and locked or stocked and..."
- Ultron bot attacks Helicarrier.
- Vision: "It is terribly well-balanced." Thor: "Well if there's too much weight, you lose power in the swing, so..."
- Tony: "Romanoff, you and Banner better not be playing hide the zucchini." Nat: "Relax shell head, not all of us can fly."
- Avengers Fighting in the church trimmed, including the 90 degrees sideways shot of Thor.
- Ultron: "You know... with the benefit of hindsight."
- Pietro: "You know... I'm 12 minutes older than you."
- Clint and Nat driving in an Audi.
- Ultron singing.
- Ultron: "Oh for god’s sake!" Instead, we see him turn his head from the scene where he is singing.

Added Scenes:
- Pietro and Wanda Scene before they meet Ultron.
- Thor "They don't see what's coming!" After his pool vision.

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron had a lot of potential when it was first announced. Tony Stark's arrogance causing the creation of an unhinged A.I., introducing Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, and creating Vision. I was super jazzed for it, especially the casting of the amazing James Spader as Ultron, but felt something was off after I saw it. I enjoyed it enough but never had the urge to put on AOU if picking a random MCU movie.

Kikanator96 did an absolutely great job getting rid of much of the 'Joss Whedonness' that I now see bugged me. Ultron was good as is, but there was strange quips and jokes that just brought down his menacing stature. Kikanator96 restores that and then some by cutting out the crap, making Ultron more cold and determined. That's a TRUE villain right there.

If there's something more I would have preferred it would have been some cuts to the Black Widow/Natasha and Hulk/Bruce Banner romance that came out of nowhere. Making it more about the inklings of romance rather than a 'will they, won't they' thing that was pushed into this movie without prior development. Still, that's more of a nitpick. Overall it's a great edit and replaces the theatrical cut for me.

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