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Avengers, Age of Ultron

by Louisa Klein

You’ve been savouring this moment for months. You tried to imagine how it would be, but, in the end, you simply couldn’t. Because you knew it would be good, but even you couldn’t predict it would be that good, actually much better than good: AWESOME! As I stated in my previous post, I’m having kind of a tough time lately so, when I entered the cinema to watch Avengers, Age of Ultron, what I wanted was to relax and be entertained for a couple of hours.

I got much, MUCH more than that. The moment the film started, I got swept away in a world of action and adventure, where heroes are modest (in spite of their courage and power) and keep their sense of humour even in the most dangerous, tragic situations. A word where an ex- Russian spy falls in love with a lethal green giant who’s frightened and insecure inside. I saw a super- soldier come to the sad conclusion that he’s more of a soldier than a man now. That the super-serum has destroyed what was left of the old Steve Rogers, who only wanted to leave peacefully and settle down after the end of the II WW. I was on the verge of tears when Natasha remembered her sad past and I held my breath for Hawkeye and his family. This movie really has it all: romance, action, adventure.
This film sucks you right in and doesn’t let you go until the very end. To this, add an amazing cast with super-talented, funny actors, and you get THE film not to miss this spring.

I got out of the cinema in a very good mood, all relaxed and cheered-up. I went to my favourite bar for a coffee and a little writing and, while there, I had a sort of epiphany: i realised that, no matter how difficult telling stories can be, no matter how frustrating … if I can temporary relieved just ONE PERSON from his/her problems with my books, then, well, I will have done my job. It will be worth it. Good stories in general and books in particular have comforted me more than once, often more than any real ‘friend’ I had. Thanks to good stories, I was able to forget my problems for a while and, sometimes, I even managed to find a solution to them through something I read in a book or watched in a movie. Stories can cheer you up for a while (which is definitely something); particularly good ones, can even heal your heart. I do hope that, one day, I will be able to do for someone what Joss Whedon has done for me when I watched his Avengers

Well, what more can I say? THANK YOU, JOSS WHEDON! You’re my forever inspiration!

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