Who is Ultron in Avengers, and Why Should You Care?

Avengers: Age of Ultron will be premiering over a month away as we write this. And if you’re like us where you enjoy your movies to be big and fun without being too dumb (yes folks, it CAN be possible!), then there’s no reason for you not to get hyped up for what should be the summer movie event of the year! Of course, with that said, you may have caught yourself asking this question:  just who is Ultron in Avengers?

Of course, as proud Aussies, we should pour out all our support for this film if only for the fact that Liam Hemsworth’s brother is reprising his role as ‘Thor’ in the movie. But of course, it should only behoove us that we should know what we’re getting ourselves here prior to watching the movie; it’s our responsibility as being good fans, after all! So, with that said, here are some common facts you need to know about the latest baddie that will terrorise the Marvel screens for the next month! Read below for more!

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  1. Ultron is this generation’s Terminator

Yes, we’re being very serious about it. The image of The Avengers having have anything to do with James Cameron’s schlocky B-movie may be vague at best, but any serious movie buff worth his or her salt cannot deny the influence that Terminator wielded on the next 20 years of sci-fi moviemaking. And as it turns out, ‘Ultron’ is precisely Marvel’s answer to it: he’s a sentient (or so we think) robot-slash-humanoid whose sole purpose of existence is to kill. That’s it, and it’s as simple a premise as it can be.

Of course, that doesn’t mean “simple” premises can’t be enough to hold enough drama to last a two-hour-plus movie; Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai, for one, is a tale of seven mercenaries banding together to protect a village from bandits. It’s regarded as a classic by many critics since. And yes, there’s a high chance that this year’s Avengers can be shown in the same light, as well!

  1. Ultron is “created” by a Marvel hero

Just like every instance in pop culture stories, the “evil” that will befall a certain universe all comes down to the hubris of one individual—for this instance, it is from Hank Pym’s ultra-scientific mind.

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If you don’t know anything about Hank Pym, he’s the next character from the Marvel Universe who will be graced with a  standalone movie in the form of Ant-Man a few weeks after the new Avengers film. It’ll be a sure bet that, though Paul Rudd as Pym won’t be appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron, he’ll surely be referenced at some point in the movie.

  1. Ultron has an “obvious” Oedipal complex

Comicbook movies are, by design, not made to be subtle. But if you’re one for classic literature, their tendencies to throw bones in the forms of names and references should be very much appreciated by every “high-minded” movie fan.

Case in point: Ultron, as a reflection of the concepts and neuroses of his creator, have undoubtedly “inherited” those same tendencies that Hank Pym has. So, Ultron would naturally fall in love with Pym’s wife, Janet Van Dyne. Yep, it’s not as subtle as any student of Greek lit would want it to be, but hey, at least they’re referencing something “serious”!

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So, are you ready for the awesomeness that is Avengers: Age of Ultron by who is Ultron in Avengers? Well, we hope we had satiated that curiosity of yours, either way!

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