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Musings on Avengers: Age of Ultron

Now that Avengers: Age of Ultron is out on disc, a lot of the YouTube review shows can turn to them and show clips. There are a couple of them on Couch Tomato – and they got me thinking.

The first Avengers movie kind of stands on its own. When it came out, there hadn’t really been a movie like it. It was the combination and culmination of so many other movies, while also standing alone. It was unique, and well done, and it made the money to prove it. Audiences took to it.

So I’ve had the question posed to me: which Avengers movie do I like better? And I think the answer on the one hand feels like the original. It did something new and amazing. On the other hand, the dark middle of a trilogy tends to be so good, and Age of Ultron hits those sorts of points. It’s a hard decision and a hard comparison.

But that brings us back to Couch Tomato – because those are the comparisons they made. One video on how Age of Ultron is not the same movie as Avengers, so comparing those two. Because you have to, it’s a sequel. And a second video comparing Age of Ultron to the very classic of dark second movies in a trilogy: The Empire Strikes Back. So I’ll have both these videos for you after the jump!

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New YouTube Find: Couch Tomato

Movies? Check. Comparative? Check. Short and funny? Check. All elements that make it so that we have been loving the videos from a recent YouTube channel find, Couch Tomato. I think that the channel was recommended by CinemaSins and that’s how we first found it.

I kind of think this one was deliberate…

Each video they give 24 reasons why two movies are the same. A simple enough conceit! It’s sometimes plot, sometimes characters, generally a lot of both. Some are stretches, or all in how you phrase things… but often that just makes you realize that it’s basically the same character just now slightly different.

And having done a bunch of these, there was also a recent one talking about how two movies that you might think were the same weren’t…

We’ve been enjoying Couch Tomato, so hopefully you will too! What do you think about some of the videos or comparisons?