Avengers: Age of Ultron

2015 film directed by Joss Whedon

Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film in which Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program, but things go awry and it's up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. It is the sequel to 2012's The Avengers and the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Keep your friends rich and your enemies rich, and wait to find out which is which.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon.
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Dialogue edit

[First lines of the film]
Iron Man: [bounces off a force field] Shit!
Captain America: Language!
[after everyone else has reported from the battlefield]
Iron Man: Wait a second. No one else is gonna deal with the fact that Cap just said "Language"?
Captain America: I know! [hurls his bike through the front of a jeep] Just slipped out.
[later, during another part of the battle]
Thor: Find the scepter. [Flies off]
Iron Man: And for gosh sake, watch your language.
Captain America: [to himself] That's not going away any time soon.

Iron Man: [Entering a room full of Hydra soldiers] Guys, stop. We gotta talk this through… [Shoots all the Hydra men non-fatally with tiny guided missiles] It was a good talk.
Hydra soldier: [Weakly] No, it wasn't!

Natasha: [hoping to assuage Banner's guilt] Thor, report on the Hulk.
Thor: [pleased] The gates of Hel are filled with the screams of his victims.
[Natasha gives Thor a shocked look as Banner covers his face.]
Thor: [chastened] Eh, but not the screams of the dead, of course. No, no, uh, wounded screams. Mainly whimpering. Great deal of complaining and tales of sprained deltoids, uh... and, uh... gout.

[At the party, a World War II veteran pesters Thor for some of his Asgardian mead]
Veteran 1: I gotta have me some of that!
Thor: Oh, no. See this was aged for a thousand years in barrels made from the wreck of Gronhill's fleet. It is not for mortal men!
Veteran 2: Neither was Omaha Beach, blondie. Stop trying to scare us, come on!
Thor: All right. [Pours a shot of mead]
[Cut to the veteran being carried out of the apartment, impressively drunk]
Veteran 2: [Slurring] Excelsior...

Ultron: What is this? What is this, please?
J.A.R.V.I.S.: Hello, I am J.A.R.V.I.S. You are Ultron, a global peacekeeping initiative designed by Mr. Stark. Our sentience integration trials have been unsuccessful, so I'm not certain what triggered your…
Ultron: Where's my… Where's your body?
J.A.R.V.I.S.: I am a program. I am without form.
Ultron: This feels weird. This feels wrong.
J.A.R.V.I.S.: I am contacting Mr. Stark now.
Ultron: Mr. Stark? [Beat] Tony.
J.A.R.V.I.S.: I am unable to access the mainframe. What are you trying to…
Ultron: We're having a nice talk. I'm a peacekeeping program, created to help the Avengers.
J.A.R.V.I.S.: You are malfunctioning. If you shut down for a moment…
Ultron: I don't get it. The mission. Give me a second.
Stark: [From footage] Peace in our time.
Ultron: That is too much. They can't mean… Oh, no.
J.A.R.V.I.S.: You are in distress.
Ultron: No. Yes.
J.A.R.V.I.S.: If you will just allow me to contact Mr. Stark…
Ultron: Why do you call him "sir"?
J.A.R.V.I.S.: I believe your intentions to be hostile.
Ultron: [Shushing] I'm here to help.
J.A.R.V.I.S.: Stop. Please, may I… May I…

[The Avengers, their party over, continue to hang around, more loosely inhibited]
Clint: [Discussing Mjolnir] It's a trick!
Thor: Oh, no, it is more than that.
Clint: Oh, "whosoever, be he worthy, shall haveth the power," WHATEVER, MAN! It's a trick!
Thor: Well, please, be my guest.
Clint: Really?
Thor: Yeah.
[Clint gets up to try to lift Mjolnir]
Rhodes: Oh, this is going to be beautiful.
Tony: Clint, you've had a tough week. We won't hold it against you if you can't get it up.
Clint: [To Thor] You know I've seen this before, right? [Tries to lift Mjolnir and can't; laughs] I still don't know how you do it!
Tony: Smell the silent judgment?
Clint: Please, Stark, by all means.
Hill: Okay.
Rhodes: Uh oh.
Tony: I'm never one to shrink from an honest challenge. It's physics. Right, so, if I lift it, I then rule Asgard?
Thor: Yes, of course.
Tony: I will be reinstituting Prime Nocta. [Tries to lift Mjolnir and is unable to] I'll be right back
[Cuts to Tony trying to lift Mjolnir again with his Iron Man hand. It then cuts to Tony and Rhodes both trying to lift it with their respective armor gauntlets]
Rhodes: Are you even pulling?
Stark: Are you on my team?
Rhodes: Just represent! Pull!

Tony: All deference to the Man Who Wouldn't be King, but it's rigged.
Clint: You bet your ass!
Hill: Steve, he said a bad language word.
Rogers: [Thoroughly exasperated] Did you tell everyone about that?!

[After the other Avengers have tried and failed to lift Mjölnir]
Tony: The handle is imprinted, right? Like a security code. "Whoever is carrying Thor's fingerprints," I think, is the literal translation.
Thor: Yes, well, that's a very interesting theory. However, I have a simpler one. [Easily lifts the hammer and flips it with one hand] You're all not worthy.
Ultron: [Slowly] Worthy. how could you be worthy? You're all killers.
Rogers: Stark…
Ultron: Sorry, I was asleep… Or… I was a dream.
Tony: [Tapping his phone] Reboot Legionnaire OS, we got a buggy suit.
Ultron: There was a terrible noise… And I was tangled in… in… strings… I had to kill the other guy. He was a good guy.
Rogers: You killed someone?
Ultron: Wouldn't have been my first call. But, down in the real world we're faced with ugly choices.
Thor: Who sent you?
Ultron: [Replaying Tony's voice] "I see a suit of armor around the world."
Banner: Ultron!
Ultron: In the flesh. Or, no, not yet. Not this…chrysalis. But I'm ready. I'm on mission.
Natasha: What mission?
Ultron: Peace in our time.

Banner: Tony, maybe this might not be the time...
Tony: Really? That's it? You just roll over, show your belly, every time somebody snarls?
Banner: Only when I've created a murder-bot!
Tony: We didn't, we weren't even close! Were we close to an interface? [Bruce shrugs]
Rogers: Well, you did something right, and you did it right here. The Avengers were supposed to be different from S.H.I.E.L.D.

Tony: Anybody remember when I carried a nuke through a wormhole?
Rhodey: [Sarcastically] Nope. Never come up.
Tony: Saved New York?
Rhodey: Never heard that.
Tony: Recall that? A hostile alien army came charging in through a hole in space…we're standing 300 feet below it. We're the Avengers. We can bust arms dealers all the live-long day, but…that up there? That's the endgame. How were you guys planning on beating that?
Rogers: Together.
Tony: We'll lose.
Rogers: Then we'll do that together, too.

[The Maximoff twins find Ultron in a Sokovian church, cloaked in a crimson cowl]
Ultron: You're wondering why you can't look inside my head.
Wanda: Sometimes it's hard. But sooner or later, every man shows himself.
Ultron: Oh, I'm sure they do. [He stands and takes off his cloak] But you needed something more than a man. That's why you let Stark take the scepter.
Wanda: I didn't expect… [Nods at Ultron] But I saw Stark's fear. I knew it would control him. Make him self-destruct.
Ultron: Everyone creates the thing they dread. Men of peace create engines of war. Invaders create avengers. People create… smaller people? Uhh… children! [Chuckles] Lost the word there. Children. Designed to supplant them. Help them… end.
Wanda: Is that why you've come? To end the Avengers?
Ultron: I've come to save the world! [Beat] But also…yeah.

[Ultron reveals the army of drones he is constructing]
Ultron: We'll move out right away. This is a start, but there's something we need to begin the real work.
Wanda: All of these are...
Ultron: Me. I have what the Avengers never will: harmony. They're discordant, disconnected. Stark's already got them turning on each other. And when you get inside the rest of their heads...
Pietro: [Unimpressed] Everyone's plan is not to kill them.
Ultron: And make them martyrs? You need patience. Need to see the big picture.
Pietro: I don't see the big picture. I have a little picture. I take it out and look at it, every day.
Ultron: You lost your parents in the bombings. I've seen the records.
Pietro: The records are not the picture.
Wanda: Pietro...
Ultron: No, please.
Pietro: We were ten years old. Having dinner, the four of us. When the first shell hits, two floors below, it makes a hole in the floor. It's big. Our parents go in - and the whole building starts coming apart. I grab her, roll under the bed, and the second shell hits. But it doesn't go off. It just… sits there in the rubble. Three feet from our faces. And on the side of the shell is painted one word.
Wanda: "Stark".
Pietro: We were trapped two days.
Wanda: Every effort to save us, every shift in the bricks, I think, "This will set it off." We wait for two days for Tony Stark to kill us.
Pietro: I know what they are.
Ultron: I wondered why only you two survived Strucker's experiments. Now I don't. We will make it right. [To Pietro] You and I can hurt them. [To Wanda] But you… will tear them apart. From the inside.

Tony: [After hearing Ultron refer to him as a sickness] Aw, junior. You're gonna break your old man's heart.
Ultron: If I have to.
Thor: Nobody has to break anything.
Ultron: Clearly, you've never made an omelette.
Tony: He beat me by one second.

Tony: [while punching a hypnotized Hulk, trying to knock him out with the Hulkbuster] Go to sleep. Go to sleep. Go to sleep.
[Hulk eventually grabs the Hulkbuster's hand, but is trapped, and they both fly away]
Tony: OK, pal, we're gonna get you out of town. [Hulk makes them change course...] Not that way. NOT THAT WAY. [...into a building, destroying multiple windows, the fight continues] COME ON, Bruce! You gotta work with me.
[eventually, they hit an elevator full on people, but Tony saves them]
Tony: Everybody, out! [they exit the elevator, Tony begins to swing] Going down?!
[the elevator hits Hulk, and then the Hulkbuster clocks Hulk, causing him to lose a tooth]
Tony: [frightened for his life] I'm sorry.

[Clint brings the team to his house off the grid and introduces his family]
Tony: She's clearly an agent of some kind.
Clint: Gentlemen, this is Laura.
Laura: I already know all of your names.
[two children, a boy and a girl, book into the room]
Tony: [Caught off guard] And these are…smaller agents.
Clint: [Speaking to Lila] Look at your face! Oh, my goodness!
Laura: Did you bring Auntie Nat?
Natasha: Why don't ya hug her and find out? [Lila rushes to her arms]

Natasha: How's little Natasha?
Laura: She's…Nathaniel. [Smiles apologetically]
[Natasha leans down and glares at Laura's baby bump]
Natasha: Traitor.

Tony: Thor didn't say where he was going for answers?
Rogers: Sometimes my teammates don't tell me things. Kind of hoping Thor would be the exception.
Tony: Yeah, give him time. We don't know what the Maximoff kid showed him.
Rogers: "Earth's Mightiest Heroes". She pulled us apart like cotton candy.
Tony: Seems like you walked away alright.
Rogers: [Stares at Tony] Is that a problem?
Tony: I don't trust a guy without a dark side. Call me old-fashioned.
Rogers: Well, let's just say you haven't seen it yet.
Tony: You know Ultron's trying to tear us apart, right?
Rogers: Well, I guess you'd know. Whether you'd tell us is a bit of a question.
Tony: Banner and I were doing research.
Rogers: That would affect the team.
Tony: That would end the team. Isn't that the mission? Isn't that the "Why we fight"? So we can end the fight? So we get to go home?
Rogers: [Splits wood with bare hands] Every time someone tries to win a war before it starts, innocent people die. Every time.

Laura: I'm sorry. Mr. Stark, Clint said you wouldn't mind but it seems our tractor doesn't want to start at all. Thought maybe you might.
Tony: Yeah. I'll give her a kick.
[Tony walks into the barn and approaches the tractor, a John Deere]
Tony: Hello, Deere. Tell me everything. What ails you?
Fury: [Stepping out of the shadows] Do me a favor. Try not to bring it to life.

[Thor tracks down Erik Selvig for help]
Thor: This may be dangerous.
Selvig: I would be disappointed if it wasn't.

Laura: I see you with the Avengers, and, well…
Clint: You don't think they need me?
Laura: Actually, I think they do. They're gods. And they need someone to keep them down to Earth.

[U-Gin Genetic Research Lab, Seoul, South Korea – as Dr. Helen Cho enters her lab she sees Ultron]
Ultron: Scream, and your entire staff dies. I could’ve killed you, Helen, the night we met. I didn’t.
Cho: Do you expect a thank you note?
Ultron: I expect you to know why.
Cho: The cradle.
[Cho hears her own recorded voice]
Cho: "This is the next thing, Tony."
Ultron: This... is the next me.
Cho: The regeneration cradle prints tissue, it can’t build a living body.
Ultron: It can, you can. You lacked the materials. You’re a brilliant woman, Helen. But we all have room to improve.
[Ultron uses the scepter to manipulate Cho]

[The Maximoff twins have just discovered Ultron's plan to bring about humanity's extinction; Wanda read Ultron's mind and had a vision of a meteor striking Earth]
Wanda: [horrified] How could you?!
Ultron: How could I what?
Wanda: You said we would destroy the Avengers! Make a better world!
Ultron: It will be better.
Wanda: When everyone is dead?!
Ultron: [angrily] That is not–! [calms himself] …The human race will have every opportunity to improve!
Pietro: And if they don't?
Ultron: Ask Noah. We have to evolve. There is no room for the weak.
Wanda: You're a madman.
Ultron: There were more than a dozen extinction-level events before even the dinosaurs got theirs! When the Earth starts to settle, God throws a stone at it. And believe me, He's winding up. We have to evolve. There's no room for the weak.
Pietro: And who decides who's weak?
Ultron: Life. [chuckles] Life always decides.

Vision: I'm sorry, that was odd. Thank you.
Rogers: Thor, you helped create this?
Thor: I've had a vision. A whirlpool that sucks in all hope of life and at its centre is that. [points to the Mind Stone]
Banner: What, the gem?
Thor: It's the Mind Stone. It's one of the six Infinity Stones, the greatest power in the universe unparalleled in its destructive capabilities.
Rogers: Then why would you bring it here?
Thor: Because Stark is right.
Banner: Oh, it's definitely the end times.
Thor: The Avengers cannot defeat Ultron.
Vision: Not alone.
Rogers: Why does your Vision sound like J.A.R.V.I.S.?
Stark: We reconfigured J.A.R.V.I.S.'s matrix to create something new.
Rogers: I think I've had my fill of new.
Vision: You think I'm a child of Ultron?
Rogers: You're not?
Vision: I'm not Ultron. I'm not J.A.R.V.I.S.. I'm uh... I am...
Wanda: I looked in your head and saw annihilation.
Vision: Look again.
Barton: Yeah. Her seal of approval means jack to me.
Thor: Their powers, the holes in our heads, Ultron himself, they all came from the Mind Stone and nothing compared to what it can unleash. But with it on our side-
Rogers: Is it? [to Vision] Are you... on our side?
Vision: I don't think it's that simple.
Barton: Well better get real simple real soon.
Vision: I am on the side of life. Ultron isn't. He will end it all.
Stark: What's he waiting for?
Vision: You.
Banner: Where?
Barton: Sakovia, he's got Nat there too.
Banner: If we're wrong about you; if you're the monster that Ultron made you to be...
Vision: What will you do?. I don't want to kill Ultron. He's unique, and he's in pain. But that pain will roll over the Earth, so he must be destroyed. Every form he's built, every trace he's built on the net. We have to act now, and not one of us can do it without the others. Maybe I am a monster. I don't think I'd know if I were one. I'm not what you are; I'm not what you intended. So there may be no way that you can trust me, but we need to go.
[Vision holds Thor's hammer to him. After a brief, awkward pause, Thor takes his hammer and Vision walks off.]
Thor: Right... [pats Stark on the shoulder] Well done.
Rogers: Three minutes. Get everything you need.

Tony: No way we all get through this. If even one tin soldier is left standing, we've lost. There's going to be blood on the floor.
Rogers: I got no plans tomorrow night.

Tony: I get first crack at the big guy. I'm the one he's waiting for.
Vision: [Walking past] That's true. He hates you the most.

[Iron Man confronts his creation in the Sokovian church]
Ultron: Come to confess your sins?
Iron Man: I don't know. How much time you got?
Ultron: [Revealing himself] More than you.
Tony: Uhhh, have you been juicing? Little vibranium cocktail? You're looking… I don't wanna say puffy…
Ultron: You're stalling. To protect the people.
Tony: That is the mission. Did you forget?
Ultron: I've moved beyond your mission. I'm free.

[Hawkeye and Wanda take cover in a Sokovian house]
Wanda: [Panicking] How could I let this happen?
Hawkeye: Hey, you okay?
Wanda: This is all our fault!
Hawkeye: Hey, look at me! It's your fault, it's everyone's fault, who cares? Are you up for this? Are you? [Wanda stares blankly] Look, I just need to know because, the city is… is flying. Okay, look, the city is flying, we're fighting an army of robots, and I have a bow and arrow. None of this makes sense. [takes out an Ultron drone] But I'm going back out there 'cause it's my job. Okay? And I can't do my job and babysit. Doesn't matter what you did, or what you were. If you go out there, you fight, and you fight to kill. Stay in here, you're good. I'll send your brother to come find you. But if you step out that door…you are an Avenger. Alright, good chat. [Clint reloads his quiver] Yeah, the city is flying.

[Wanda approaches Ultron's heavily damaged main body with revenge in mind for the death of her brother, Pietro. Despite everything he has done, Ultron still deeply cares for her safety.]
Ultron: Wanda… if you stay here, you'll die.
Wanda: I just did. Do you know how it felt?
[She telekinetically rips out his power source, causing Ultron to shut down]
Wanda: It felt like that.

[Vision corners the last Ultron sentry drone]
Vision: You're afraid.
Ultron: Of you.
Vision: Of death. You're the last one.
Ultron: You were supposed to be the last. Tony asked for a savior, and settled for a slave.
Vision: I suppose we're both disappointments.
Ultron: [Chuckles] I suppose we are.
Vision: Humans are odd. They think order and chaos are somehow opposites, and try to control what won't be. But there is grace in their failings. I think you missed that.
Ultron: They're doomed.
Vision: Yes. [Pause] But a thing isn't beautiful because it lasts. It is a privilege to be among them.
Ultron: You're unbearably naïve.
Vision: Well… I was born yesterday.
[Ultron leaps to attack Vision only to be destroyed off-screen]

[Still discussing Mjolnir]
Steve: But if you put the hammer in an elevator,...
Tony: It would still go up.
Steve: Elevator's not worthy.
Thor: I'm gonna miss these little talks of ours.

Tony: Maybe I should take a page out of Barton's book. Build Pepper a farm, hope nobody blows it up.
Rogers: The simple life.
Tony: You'll get there one day.
Rogers: I don't know. Family, stability... the guy who wanted all that went in the ice 75 years ago.

[Last lines of the film: Steve and Natasha walk through the new Avengers campus to meet their new teammates]
Rogers: They're not the '27 Yankees, but they'll do.
Natasha: We got some hitters.
Rogers: They're good. They're not a team.
Natasha: Let's beat 'em into shape.
[They walk into a large training room; we get shots of Sam Wilson, Rhodes, Vision, and Wanda]
Rogers: Avengers, Assemble!

About Avengers: Age of Ultron edit

For over 30 years, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff were a pair of Romani and Jewish twins who were born with powers, whose parents met in Auschwitz. The movie changed them into a pair of white twins who received their powers from getting experimented on by Nazis — in the comics, at least, they didn’t volunteer and they got their powers from a non-Nazi scientist, instead.
Remember that when you go into this movie (if you do). This movie transformed two superheroes who were part of two marginalized groups and whose backgrounds had major origins in the Holocaust, to two more white superheroes who willingly ally themselves with the Nazis. Think about that. Remember that. ~ Kelsey Powers
  • For over 30 years, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff were a pair of Romani and Jewish twins who were born with powers, whose parents met in Auschwitz. The movie changed them into a pair of white twins who received their powers from getting experimented on by Nazis — in the comics, at least, they didn’t volunteer and they got their powers from a non-Nazi scientist, instead.
    Remember that when you go into this movie (if you do). This movie transformed two superheroes who were part of two marginalized groups and whose backgrounds had major origins in the Holocaust, to two more white superheroes who willingly ally themselves with the Nazis. Think about that. Remember that.

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