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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron opens today – here’s how to convince your wife to go

by Tyler H

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Today is like a holiday for all Marvel fans as it marks the opening day of one of the most anticipated movies of the year, Avengers: Age of Ultron. I couldn’t be more excited as I love all the nostalgia of the super heroes of my youth and watching them change into what they are today – richer, and more evolved characters that do more than just fight crime.

My wife, who grew up with musicals and chick flicks and then grew to love dramas of all kinds, thinks I’m crazy. This is what happens when I ask her to see blockbuster super hero films with me in theaters: 1) She tells me I can go and she can watch the kids. 2) I insist that it’s more fun to see it together, and besides, we could use a date night anyway. 3) She finally reluctantly agrees. 4) On the way there she asks me what the movie is going to be about as if I helped produce it, not just viewed a trailer or two.


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However, even she was actually sort of excited about Age of Ultron as she really enjoyed the first Avengers movie more than she anticipated. Admittedly, we haven’t seen many of the other precursor films Marvel has put out in the last few years, so being relative newbies she was more than a little worried about being out of our element and having all the inside jokes go over our heads. But, while there were definitely a couple of jokes and things we weren’t familiar with, The Avengers: Age of Ultron completely holds up on its own without much back story, which means you won't have to convince her to watch all the Marvel movies before she can see this one.

This new movie is less about the discord between the super heroes, and more about how they have bonded together to work towards a common goal. In this film you see a deeper side to all the characters, which I think went a long way towards winning over my wife. Comedy, teamwork, and richer character development are great selling points to start with.

Even though the movie delves deeper into their relationships and how they are adapting to their new alliances and new roles, this was by no means a slow-paced drama – it is an action movie at its finest. Filled with tons of shoot 'em up scenes, explosions, and a surprising amount of comedy, it was the perfect movie to win over the wife while still being fast-paced enough for me.

Speaking of the pace of the film and all the action, I should note that this isn't really isn't a film for the more sensitive young'ens. Although it doesn't have anything overtly sexual or any terrible language, I still am going to wait a few more years until I introduce the new Avengers movies to the kids because of the violence and harder to understand concepts that are a little advanced for a 6 and 4 year old.

When that day comes, I will be very grateful they will also grow up idolizing the same super heroes I grew up with {as well as some new faces introduced in this new modern Marvel era}. I can't wait to watch all these movies with them as well as the ones featuring the individual characters to really explore the characters and their back story like my wife seems uninterested in doing. Until then, I will just chuckle along with her as our 4-year-old claims his favorite super heroes are "Strong Pal" {aka The Incredible Hulk} and "Captain Seattle" {aka Captain America}.

Still need more to convince your wife? My wife says these pictures will work nicely: Thor_full Hawkeye_full

If you are planning on  seeing The Avengers: Age of Ultron, it goes without saying that you should do so in the theaters. I would add that you should also see it in 3D to really immerse yourself in the action. Just like with the first Avengers movie, the 3D felt really organic and was integrated well within the movie so the effects didn’t take me out of the film at all, and it made the viewing even more of an experience over watching it at home. Hear that, honey, it's an experience. Like a play or comedy show, but with movie theater prices.

Still need more ammo for getting your wife to see it with you? Here's an awesome video for you to share with her showing Hawkeye's sensitive side. You're welcome.

Hawkeye Sings About His Super Powers (Ed Sheeran "Thinking Out…

Hawkeye from Avengers (aka Jeremy Renner) sings about his lesser-known powers to the tune of Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud."

Posted by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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We got to attend a pre-screening of the movie in Seattle this week and this review is 100% our opinion of the film.

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3 comments

JR FrugalMom May 2, 2015 - 5:16 am

I think I’ll let my husband take the boys to the drive in to see this. It’s a lot cheaper, and they can all get to spend some quality time together.

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nicole dziedzic May 2, 2015 - 4:13 pm

I personally have been excited to see this movie since all the buzz a while back, my entire family was excited for it, and now that it is here finally, i am a bit relieved. I cant wait to see this! Huge iron man fan!

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Susan Smith May 13, 2015 - 6:27 pm

My husbands knows I don’t like these types of movies. He will go see this with our son.

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