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Phillip M Jackson
United Kingdom
Current Residence: The darkest corner of England
Favourite genre of music: Contemporary Classics (A contradiction, but accurate appraisal)
Favourite style of art: Comic book/Anime/Manga
Personal Quote: "Fortune favours the prepared"
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Even at their worst (Iron Man 2), the Marvel movies (The real ones, not that sh*t Fox and Sony keep excreting) are always a fun ride, well worth the price of a cinema ticket. Age of Ultron maintains that level of entertainment.
Despite having a huge array of characters nibbling at screen time, it never feels as sluggish as the midsection of the first Avengers flick. It rockets along at a glorious pace and maintains focus on its own story, but at the same time, Age of Ultron isn’t as good a tale.
Whereas Avengers felt like the end point that multiple movies had been leading up to, Age of Ultron doesn’t seem to further the series’ overarching narrative. It exists purely so we can spend more time in the company of the characters we know and love. Not a bad thing per se, especially with the usual barrage of fast quips and gags causing some genuine LOL moments (“I’m sorry”), but it does make the movie seem more forgettable than those before it. It has no real beginning and no real end. In the future, when we’re doing movie marathons and watching the Marvel films back-to-back, this will be one of those that you don’t mind leaving for a pee break. To its companion movies, it’s what Two Towers is to Fellowship of the Ring and Return of the King: the middle one where there’s some walking, some talking and some fighting, but we’re really just killing time before the final chapter.
While Ultron is played brilliantly and makes a supurb villain, Baron Strucker and Hydra, whose presence had been built up at the tail end of Winter Soldier, are utterly wasted. Both register barely a blip in Age of Ultron when it seemed they should have had a more prominent role. I don’t mind if the conflict with Hydra is confined to the Agents of SHIELD TV series, but if there’s no space for them in the movies: don’t put them in! Good villains are hard to come by. Use them properly!

Oh, and don't wait until the end of the credits. We get a mid-credits stinger but nothing else...... I was kinda hoping for Spiderman.


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wolfman-al Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
I think you should know this:…
Basically if you are an artist that uses Paypal for payment, they will own the copyright of your work, starting with their new user agreement on July 1st, if its payed via their services. Thats fishy as hell. You may think about looking for a different onlinepayment service. I know I´will.
jollyjack Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
Not sure that has any effect on me as I don't publish through Paypal.
wolfman-al Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
But you can be payed via Paypal.
jollyjack Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
It will be interesting to see what happens. I'm not getting in a twist about it, yet.
Marshall123x Featured By Owner 1 day ago
So Jack, been meaning to ask you, has using patreon made a difference for you?
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jollyjack Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you for trying to help, but broadcasting those sites doesn't help. It does the opposit.
xCJ274x Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Yeah... Didn't think of that. Haha.
williamtheblue Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Jack Have you seen Jarred Leto's official picture as Joker. I think it's the pants wetting kind of terrifying that we all have been waiting for.
jollyjack Featured By Owner 1 day ago
uuuuugh.....i feel a rant coming on......
williamtheblue Featured By Owner 30 minutes ago
I may have been fanboying a little when I posted that comment. Ok maybe a lot. After some time to take it in (including the grill I somehow missed) my feelings about it have kind of dropped. Like at Christmas when you think you got something cool only later to ask your parents if they kept the receipt. I need to curve my optimism sometimes.
MartinElMartian Featured By Owner 1 day ago
do eeeets, let the rants come
barcod Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Merry St George's day

your the only English artist I know on here, gotta say it to someone :V
NightmareVF Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Writer
On a unrelated note, are you currently or will be conducting commissions soon?
srmalloy Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I'm pretty sure that the reasons Disney decided to make the EU "legends" were to let them forge a consistent storyline (face it, the EU has a number of serious contradictions from the different stories) and to let them manage the rights on characters and storylines, picking and choosing which characters and plots they want to incorporate, rather than being stuck with the morass of "include _this_ character, and you have to negotiate with writer _A_ for the rights, but that character's story depends on this _other_ story, negotiating the rights from writer _B_, but _that_ story depends on this _other_ story, making you negotiate for rights from writer _C_..." That, and the baggage of having all of the EU 'continuity' fettering what the scriptwriters do, with the alternative being thousands of fans bitching horribly about how _these_ events in the movie contradict the EU canon. It's far easier for them to slide all that to one side and then pick and choose the best parts to incorporate in the new canon.
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