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93. Avengers: Age of Ultron

May 3rd, 2015

Spoiler Warning: This episode contains discussion of specific plot points in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but also of a crucial plot point in the Civil War comics which may be a spoiler for the forthcoming Civil War film (but then again may not). If you want to avoid the Civil War spoilers, then please skip this timecode: 31:30-33:00.


A new blockbuster has arrived so the world sent up the SRS signal and Matt and Ed answered the call.(If you're wondering, the signal is a silhouette of Jeff Bridges drinking a cup of tea.) The release of Marvel's second Avengers movie leads to a discussion of the film's merits as a film and as a piece of the studio's multi-film cinematic universe; Joss Whedon's ability to jungle comedy, characters and action; and whether or not the need to set up five years' worth of storytelling hurt Age of Ultron's ability to tell its own story. 
This episode also captures Matt and Ed's live reactions to the first picture of the cast of Suicide Squad, which just so happened to be released as they were recording. Needless to say, they react about as well as they did to the first image of The Joker.