I’ve always loved Captain America. No surprise there. I really love just about every single character to come out of the Marvel Universe. My favorite book, though, has always been Avengers.
The team dynamic, with Captain America heading up the troops more times than not. And one of the best parts? The tension you could always feel between Captain America and Iron Man. Sure they’re buds, but they’ve had quite a few knock-out fights.
So of course, I’m in love with every single Marvel movie that’s come out from Marvel Films. After seeing The Avengers: Age of Ultron this past weekend, however, I have come to one simple conclusion: Iron Man is a total jerk!
Before I go on, let me add a SPOILER WARNING: If you haven’t seen The Avengers: Age of Ultron yet, stop reading. Unless you don’t care if I ruin some of the story for ya.
If you’ve seen the Iron Man movies, you know Tony’s not the best of friends. Between the way he causes trouble for James Rhodes, and how he treats his girlfriend Pepper, he’s far from the perfect gentleman. Yes, he’s got a good heart and means well, but he kind of beats to his own drum in a selfish sort of way.
Now take his latest actions in Age of Ultron. I’d go so far as to call them completely inexcusable. Not only was Tony Stark responsible for completely terrifying a young Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver thanks to his company’s weapons manufacturing, but much more horrible… Iron Man is 100% responsible for Quicksilver’s death.
If Tony hadn’t created Ultron in the first place, the human-extinction machine never would’ve tried to take over the world and in the process, gun down Quicksilver. Oh yeah, and that’s not to mention the tons of other lives clearly lost at Ultron’s hand, as well as an entire city lifted off the ground!
Bruce Banner tried to stop Tony from initially creating Ultron, although he might as well have been sleeping as Tony talked about it. “No, Tony. Don’t. You can’t. You shouldn’t. ZZZZZ. Okay, here let me help.” So Banner’s no saint either, but I still blame Iron Man completely for creating Ultron in the first place.
Tony just has to play God. It’s not good enough for him to build a high-tech machine. Uh uh. Instead, he’s got to create an all-new life form. And how did he do it? Oh, he only used some items he took from a small little group called Hydra. Yeah, the bad guys. As if things couldn’t possibly go wrong…
And then even after the rest of the Avengers has it out with him (Thor was “this” close to crushing his windpipe!), Tony does it again. This time with The Vision. Luckily for him, it worked out. But imagine if Vision was even more screwed up in the head than Ultron? All of humanity would either be eradicated, or worse, enslaved and tortured.
Tony never learns from his mistakes. He’s just too arrogant. Too cocky. Too smart for his own good. Or to put it simply: Tony Stark is a big, fat jerk.
Now, we all know Thanos is coming and for the Avengers’ sake (and ours), I can only hope Captain America can get Iron Man in line. Otherwise, we’ll all be wishing Ultron had actually succeeded.
Do you think Iron Man was wrong?