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 Avengers: Infinity War 

Rate this film:
A 53%  53%  [ 18 ]
B 32%  32%  [ 11 ]
C 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
D 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
F 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
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 Avengers: Infinity War 
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The best thing was that I had the entire auditorium to myself. It was bliss.

It was quite funny. I stayed until the end of the title card for a mid-credits scene. There was none. So I asked the usher if there was one at the end and she said there was but it takes 10 minutes to finish the credits. So she had filmed it on her phone and I stood in the cinema watching the Nick Fury end credits scene on her phone ten minutes before I should have been watching it. That's customer service!


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Glad you really enjoyed it Algren. I had a feeling you would though.


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Thanks. I also appreciated how each character doesn't hog the limelight. Everyone gets equal screen time in accordance with their character's importance in determining the outcome. Black Widow gets much less than Iron Man, for example. But nothing felt forced.

And I loved the humour. Struggling to remember specific lines right now, but I liked Dinklage's "That's what dying means" or similar. And Thor's constant rebranding of the characters. The "rabbit" and "tree". lol. Made me chuckle every time. Actually, Thor was the funniest character throughout. Not Peter Quill. He was kind of annoying actually. Drax was funnier. How long have you been there? "an hour", LOL. How Marvel mixed the comedy with the end-of-the-world epic-ness is a mini marvel itself.

Thinking to see this film again.


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Yeah the humour is actually well done and funny. Doesn't feel out of place or detract from the more serious moments.

And Thor is perhaps the standout in this one. From his travels with the GOTG to his triumphant return in Wakanda to that defining final moment with Thanos. Very well done.

And I enjoyed how "teen" Groot finally decided to help when he needed to (Thor's hammer/axe). Nice touch.

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The best thing was that I had the entire auditorium to myself. It was bliss.

It was quite funny. I stayed until the end of the title card for a mid-credits scene. There was none. So I asked the usher if there was one at the end and she said there was but it takes 10 minutes to finish the credits. So she had filmed it on her phone and I stood in the cinema watching the Nick Fury end credits scene on her phone ten minutes before I should have been watching it. That's customer service!


haha nice. It did feel like an eternity waiting for it. At my screening, nearly everyone waited for a mid credits scene but when there wasn't one - most left.

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Yeah, Groot was actually really likeable again. Didn't do much but what he did do was valuable. I also liked Rocket a lot this time. He found a use for that eye he stole. And I love that he's always trying to buy people's things. Sebastian Stan's arm. Then his gun. lol

Regarding the end credits scene, what was that that Nick Fury dropped on the ground? I couldn't see clearly as I was watching it on the phone. Any ideas? or is it a mystery? I don't remember seeing a device like that in previous MCU films.


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I figured it's some sort of communication device transmitting a message, but not being sure what the message meant, I looked it up and found that the logo shown on the device is that of Captain Marvel.


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Oh, fuck yes. How awesome is Avengers 4 going to be now! I'm pumped.


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Glad you liked it Algren!

Even though they are playing up Captain Marvel, I think Tony is going to play the biggest role in the next movie. He is clearly the main character of the overall series

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Well, it's mainly because of his ego that he feels like the main guy. Plus, because he's kind of the "leader" of the team. But I think a case could be made for any of Stark, Thor, or Captain America being the "main character". The MCU started with those three.


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Yes those are the main three, but make no mistake, this series is Tony’s story. He is the one who seems to be the focus every time they have a team up Movie, and he is the one having a character arc throughout the series as opposed just his individual movies. Not to mention he is the one who shares the connection with Thanos. It is HIS life spared in the movie because this series revolves around HIM. Now Steve Rogers is certainly the second main character and co-lead, but he plays as Tony’s foil and moral compass of the series for Tony to strive to be.

Thor simply brings in the plot. He is the reason Loki comes to Earth, and him and his people are the reason the Infinity Stones come to Earth (the Tesser Act was found in Norway), thus he is the reason Thanos comes to Earth. But he usually plays background music to the drama of Tony and Steve in the team up movies.

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Also, Iron Man was the film that started it all. It's a strong case. I'll leave it up to the jury.


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It is being set-up for either Stark or Rogers to make the ultimate sacrifice in the last film. In essence the characters that "died" at the end are the safest. It's the ones (and its the core original team mainly) that survived that will be tested most and I believe one of IM or Cap will die in the last film.

And yes I had to read up on the final scene as well. Looking forward to Captain Marvel even more now.

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It would mean more if Stark makes the sacrifice because he is way more selfish. We all know that Rogers would give his life for humanity. He's that type. He's boring. But Stark doing it would round out his arc.

The biggest wtf moment for me is when they mentioned Ant-Man in the film, and knowing that Ant-Man and the Wasp comes out in a few months ... I just don't know how they'll fit it in without having to reference IW. I mean, half the universe just died. You can't just ignore that while Ant-Man is having fun in Chicago. It needs to tie-in, surely.


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Infinity War 2 is going to pull an Armageddon. Tony is Bruce Willis, and Cap is Ben Affleck.

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Algren wrote:

The biggest wtf moment for me is when they mentioned Ant-Man in the film, and knowing that Ant-Man and the Wasp comes out in a few months ... I just don't know how they'll fit it in without having to reference IW. I mean, half the universe just died. You can't just ignore that while Ant-Man is having fun in Chicago. It needs to tie-in, surely.


Yeah, I suspect Ant-Man and the Wasp will be set prior to IW but by the end of the film the characters are in some sort of "uh oh" trouble post credits perhaps. This can then be resolved in Avengers 4 where they'll obviously join the party. It will tie-in.

I suspect the same goes for Valkyrie and Hawkeye. They'll be tied in somehow.

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Just had to look up who Valkyrie is. lol


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I'm finally bumping my grade up to an A as well. This film is such a blast when it comes to re watching and since it's been available on Digital I've already seen it like three times just to re-watch certain scenes that I do love in this movie like the opening sequence on the Asgardian Ship, the New York fight, Vormir and the battle on Titan. I really get a kick out of the stuff with the Guardians too, especially the side mission Thor has with Rocket and Groot.


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I suspect Ant-Man and the Wasp will be set prior to IW but by the end of the film the characters are in some sort of "uh oh" trouble post credits perhaps. This can then be resolved in Avengers 4 where they'll obviously join the party. It will tie-in.


Well, that was 100% correct. :thumbsup:


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Algren wrote:
MadGez wrote:
I suspect Ant-Man and the Wasp will be set prior to IW but by the end of the film the characters are in some sort of "uh oh" trouble post credits perhaps. This can then be resolved in Avengers 4 where they'll obviously join the party. It will tie-in.


Well, that was 100% correct. :thumbsup:


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Watching this again. It’s so good!

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I watched it again too, and it completely holds up, I actually liked it even more. It's not just a really good Marvel film, but I've come to find it one of the best comic book films. It really is simply pretty great how it integrates all the characters, in emotional and engaging ways more than certainly Marvel had ever done before, to battle this very worthy villain.

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It was the first time I felt stakes in a Marvel movie.

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It's a good action movie with plenty of tension, though it occasionally gets sidetracked by the over-abundance of comic relief.

I liked that the main villain Thanos remained as a mysterious figure who did not show his emotion or motive much, and whose dialogue was kept to the minimum. The low-key treatment worked because the philosophy behind his determination to eliminate half the world's population was kind of flimsy.

I was baffled by why the option of suicide never came up when Gamora and Vision were intent on self-sacrifice to save the universe. Well, that would cut the film length in half, not exactly a profitable solution.

The often comical feuds between Strange and Stark, Thor and Star Lord kept things going and made one forget the thin characterization among the superheroes.

I look forward to how things wrap up in the second and final episode.

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I'm often doing it myself, including with my original Infinity War review, but I think you're being a bit too critical.

The suicide thing, I'm pretty sure that was optioned as a last resort, Gamora after all stabbed herself in the last ditch effort before being thrown of the cliff if I remember well, I don't think it needed it earlier. I don't remember a similar thing with Vision, however he's like half a robot/ machine right, suicide is plausibly not in the equation.

Don't think the issues you mention are issues, although I somewhat agree about the comic relief. It felt like an odd moment when Cap and Thor struck up a conversation about their beards and hair in the middle of a earth's survival defining battlefield.

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