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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2018 9:20 p.m. PST



"Last weekend Avengers: Infinity War made more than $640 USD million at the global box office—and at least $258 USD million of that came from domestic theaters, a number that easily bests previous record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is relevant for two reasons: One, holy crap that's a lot of money. Two, it means we can finally talk about this movie freely since pretty much anyone who wanted to see it has now done so, apparently…."
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Cyrus the Great04 May 2018 10:26 p.m. PST

Having read the article, no we don't.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2018 4:13 a.m. PST

It sucked. What was the name of that Star Wars movie where everybody died in the end? It sucked too.

Personal logo The Badger Sponsoring Member of TMP05 May 2018 4:39 a.m. PST

Back in the day (yes its starting as one of those), hero movies were content to have one hero fighting one or two villains and all of them were developed and while comic book, set in something approaching reality with characters and plot and the whole nine.

Now it seems "Hollywood" just wants as much junk in the film as possible, the villain (Villains) have to be some indestructible God from outer space, the time-worn characters are not the great guys we thought, the Villains have a side we need to understand (no such thing as good and evil)…and, oh, ITS ALL ABOUT THE EFFECTS. I watch the 1970s superman movies and I feel sorry for kids today…and understand some of the issues we have as a society (ya, its one of those tirades).

I guess what do we expect from the people who brought us "Troy" and clearly sat around a table saying "Hey, I "discovered" this great story…its 3000+ years old and contains truths that have survived the millennia…I think we could make it so much better with just a few tweaks…"

Stoppage05 May 2018 7:43 a.m. PST

Rogue One – the war film that preceded Star Wars IV (or I).

I like it because – apart from the digitally-revived Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, and robots – it was devoid of any other, horrid, original cast. It was also a clever back-fill of the original story.

This film has got me interested in the Star Wars universe – I enjoued The Last Jedi too.

Landorl05 May 2018 12:33 p.m. PST

Technically at that point, Carrie Fisher wasn't revived. She was still alive, but a bit too old to play a younger version of herself.

Still, to me Rogue One was one of the better Star Wars movies, though it still had problems.

Back when Spider Man 3 came out people said there were too many characters. 3 bad guys in one movie!

Infinity War had several super bad guys, and dozens of heroes! Times sure have changed.

28mm Fanatik05 May 2018 1:30 p.m. PST

The ending of 'Infinity War' isn't really a big surprise considering it's split into two parts. And as much as Thanos tries to convince us that he's actually a good guy with human feelings and is only trying to "balance the universe" and do us all a favor, I don't think anyone's buying that bs.

KPinder05 May 2018 1:50 p.m. PST

I think that despite the HUGE cast, they did a creditable job of giving everybody meaningful screen time. The second tier villains were a lot more interesting than the usual fare. I was sorry to see them go. The writing was above average. The quips were a lot better than the early films, except of course "Puny god.". That one will never get old.

My beef is, "who cares anymore?" It's clear that much/most of what we've just seen here is merely an ugly tease. Marvel has no choice but to overhaul the outcome, or abandon a half dozen movies they have in the pipeline. Who believes they're going to do that? What else can we expect to see rolled back? The end of Ragnarok, maybe?

Someone asked me once my opinion of Prometheus. I said, "have you ever heard someone tell a really bad joke, really really well?"

AIW is a tale well told. It's just too bad they didn't have a better tale to work with.

Zephyr105 May 2018 2:13 p.m. PST

Don't care. I gave up trying to keep track of all the DC/Marvel movies that keep coming out ad nauseum…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2018 2:25 p.m. PST



Cyrus the Great06 May 2018 3:09 p.m. PST

Infinity War is in the title. None of the heroes who died will stay dead. Given the number of heroes, I thought they all got adequate air time.

28mm Fanatik06 May 2018 8:44 p.m. PST

None of the heroes who died will stay dead.

In fact, Strange foresaw it and knew it "had to happen."

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