Thursday October 23, 2014
The Best Line in the ‘Avengers 2’ Trailer
“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the sequel to the highest-grossing, non-James Cameron movie of all time, finally relased its trailer and ... what's the phrase? We‘ve seen this movie before. There’s the big baddie, a demand for subservience, crowds crying, our heroes in turmoil. Some of the inflection in James Spader's voice even reminds me of Heath Ledger's Joker: “You‘re all puppets. Tangled in ... strings.” Cf. “To them, you’re a freak. Like me.”
But I liked one line. Here's the trailer:
And here's the line:
You want to protect the world, but you don't want it to change.
I like it because it's the argument I wanted Bane to make in “The Dark Knight Rises”: Stupid Batman, maintaining the status quo for Wall Street bankers. Beating up the street-corner guys but letting the system remain the same.
It's also a line that's true for most of us, I think. Most of us want something, something different, but we don't want things to change too much. Because who would we be in that new reality?
The rest of it? Eh. Broken shield, fallen hammer. But it's Joss Whedon so I have hope.
“Avengers 2” assembles on May 1, 2015.