Why Ultron Is the Worst Marvel Movie Villain
We were so excited for Avengers: Age of Ultron. In Marvel Comics, Ultron is one of the Avengers’ greatest enemies. He’s fought them on many occasionas, and even once brought about an apocalyptic alternate reality known as the Age of Ultron. (The movie borrowed the title, but not any of the story’s plot points.) But then the film came out and it was... just so disappointing.
What went wrong? In our latest Marvel video, we investigate what Avengers: Age of Ultron does right and wrong, and why Ultron fell short of his potential as a villain. The main issue is that Ultron is just not that scary as a bad guy, and while he causes some hassles for our heroes, he never really puts them in any position where it looks like they might actually lose. At times, he’s more sad and pathetic than intimidating. Watch our full breakdown of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s biggest villain disappointment below:
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