1) It’s funny, and not in a forced way, like a Saturday Night Live skit that repeats the same joke seventeen times.
The actors seem natural and relaxed.
2) The director lets this scene play out.
Today, that’s rare, with directors eager to bust out the CGI and blow up more stuff that only exists as pixels on giant servers.
Josh Whedon figures he has enough excitement packed into the movie and gives us a long, funny breather. Which is wonderful, because not rushing the payoff for this scene makes is far more powerful.
3) That payoff is amazing, and a completely different emotion than how the scene started.
Ultron showing up like this is not only a surprise, but a shock, and his lines are simply perfect. Unsettling and dark and wonderful.
Well done, Josh the Whedon, well done. A far better trailer than the usual Michael Bay explosion-fest that’s required of every big-budget action movie.
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