Some discussion points to think of while you watch:
The male form in Age of Ultron:
- How is the masculine body presented throughout the film?
- Are there any differences in the body types and how masculine their character is?
- The body as object – how are male vs female bodies objectified differently?
- What difference are there in the types of actions/dialogue in the male vs female characters?
- How does the male body type affect the character and the perception of that character by others?
- Is there any correlation between the character body type and what super powers they have?
- How does the physical body influence identity for a character, or the audience perception of that character?
- How is costume used to present the male figure?
- What issues of identity are brought up by having 2 constructed beings in the film?
- Is A.I. ultimately dangerous?
- Why is almost all films about A.I. about our downfall? Is there an inherit fear and where does it stem from?
- Heroism and international law – superheros cross many international borders in the name of security – should they be above the law?
- Power and class – the rich Tony Stark vs the poor meta-humans
- Vision lifting Thor’s hammer – what are the implications, seeing that he is an artificial being?
- Would you consider this film ‘self-reflexive’ in that it is aware of what type of film it is and makes use of its own genre tropes for comedy?
- Are there any action or science fiction cliches used in this film?
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