Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers Age-of-Ultron

by The BTG Lifestyle Team

We watched the epic Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer and here’s some thoughts the team had.

Stephen

The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer dropped this morning, and the internet has lost its mind! My initial thoughts were: “Hey look, South African Police Services”, followed by “It takes an alien invasion for police in South Africa to respond to a call’.

We South Africans know this very well. Anyway, on to the epicness of the trailer itself: It’s absolute anarchy. It looks like our heroes are falling apart as Ultron brings his wrath of madness. The uber Iron Man thing that battles the Hulk is the fight I’m really looking forward to.

Dean

Remember when The Avengers made all the money a few years ago? Well, they want more. And judging by the epicness of this trailer, they will get it. The original dysfunctional time bomb is back, along with a few new faces in the form of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.

But the big bad is a little more terrifying this time as we embark upon the Age of Ultron and James Spader’s voice is just everything. Chilling but enthralling. I liked the serious tone but I admit I expected a Tony Stark one-liner and some Samuel L Jackson yelling. Still, the Marvel fanatic in me is super amped for this one.

Garth

To be honest, I’m probably going to watch this trailer 5 or 6 more times. It’s good. I’d say even better than the first. Joss Whedon has done it again. He’s able to hook the audience with the smallest, tastiest visuals and make us salivate over the rest of the dish. He did it with the first Avengers, but back then we had no expectations.

This time, Bringing Iron Man, Hulkbuster and James Spader (Voice of Ultron) into the fold, along with the other newcomers, has really captured the audience; I mean in a bear trap type of capture.

Seeing and hearing James Spader has literally made me wet my pants with excitement. He brings a steady and solid enemy for The Avengers to fight, and in the process something for us to fear and envy. I mean come on, who wouldn’t want to be a super monstrous machine with the voice of James goddamn Spader! I can’t wait for this Movie. I doubt anyone can.

Prediction: Highest grossing film of 2015. If not, Conspiracy!

Tendai

Captain America’s shield is broken. I cannot believe what I saw. Out of the entire trailer that is what stuck out the most. The only time that was televised was in The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes by Loki with the OdinForce. So what did Ultron do to break his shield? This is beyond scary because this shield was designed by Howard Stark, perfected by Tony Stark and is made of vibranium. Yes, be afraid.

All in all, I am supporting Ultron. Yes I said it. I am getting a t-shirt with Ultron’s face on the front and at the back. It will say “And now I’m free. There are no strings on me“. His voice over was inspiring and could make anyone drop a tear. Powerful, cold, subtle, moving, evil and scary. The best voice over by a villain since The Joker in The Dark Knight.

Riddle me this: is it Iron Man’s HulkBuster vs the Hulk or is it Ultron controlling the HulkBuster vs the Hulk?

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Gone Girl (Spoiler-free) Review

Gone-Girl

by Stephen Nagel

I’ve been missing for a while, I know. I’ve just started a new gig, I moved to a new suburb, and basically started a new life. Gone as you were. So my plate is a bit full right now. I try to make the most of my free time on the weekends, which is why on Sunday I went to see David Fincher’s latest film: Gone Girl.

I hadn’t spoken to anyone about the film; and having not read the book or any form of synopsis (aside from the succinct IMDb description on the film’s main page), I went in blind. Continue reading

Oops! I did it again…

This. Didn't. Happen.

This. Didn’t. Happen.

“Oops… I did it again to your heart,

Got lost in the game, oh baby

Oops… You thimk that i’m sent from above

I’m not that innocent”

Reboot, ‘to discard all continuity in an established series in order to recreate its characters, timeline, and back story from the beginning‘ (Wikipedia).

This is the follow up to Hit me baby one more time which looked at the positives of reboots. This follow up will look at the negatives of Reboots.  Continue reading

Don Jon (2013) Review — and what I learnt

DON JON

by Stephen Nagel

I was looking forward to Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directional debut for quite some time. Having emerged as a true A-lister in the wake of Inception, he was definitely on a good path in every sense.

Don Jon is about a regular Joe from New Jersey who’s usually quite devoted to his family, homies and his church. Continue reading

The Internship (2013) Review

The Internship

by Stephen Nagel

I had been trying to watch The Internship for a long time, but never got the time to, and always seemed to forget to check it out.

Since I was a big fan of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson’s Wedding Crashers of 2005, I was really looking forward to seeing the pair re-unite for another epic comedy. Continue reading

3 Reasons Game of Thrones is so amazing

Game of Thrones

by Stephen Nagel

Season 4 was absolutely explosive, and season 5 promises to be just as good, if not better! Although there’s a long way to go for that. In the meantime, I’ve decided to consider and discuss 3 ideas on why I think Game of Thrones is so attractive to the average viewer.

The show has a huge international fan base. It’s the most watched show on HBO, since the Sopranos. It’s also the most pirated HBO show, and one of the most pirated shows of all time. Everyone wants a piece of GOT, no matter how they have to go about getting their hands on it.

By why? Well… Continue reading

4 Reasons Why We NEED a Deadpool Movie

Funny-Deadpool-Wallpaper

by Dean Ravell

We’ve had the nerdy good guy, we’ve had the aggressive loner and we’ve even had the arrogant but still likeable superhero. Now is the time for Fox and Hollywood to introduce the world to the merc with a mouth.

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