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- Aug 15, 2013
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Yeah I just saw the movie a couple days ago. I also agree that Thanos was the main character here. It did make me... cringe a little at how one-dimensional MOST of the heroes were. I was hoping more from Dr.Strange this time around, since he was basically just a cameo in Thor:Ragnarok. But as you said, they pretty much all had their character development told in their own movies. I made a point to watch a list of reccomended “prerequisites”. Spidey and Tony had a lil something resembling character development, but not much else. (Maybe because I never watched Homecoming) Maaaaybe Starlord too.eh, Michael Bay is shit. They actually do character development in MCU, most of the time.
That being said, this film is pretty much "hit the ground running, run for 2.5 hours, then KAPOW." I really liked it, it's just there weren't lull periods where you could "rest" and I felt exhausted by the end. Even the quiet periods were edgy rather than peaceful, because of the situation.
They did go balls to the wall and followed the comic arcs pretty well, I though (and improved on them, throwing out the shite). So the end should not be a shocker to comic book readers, but I think some of the non-comic readers were blown away.
They don't have time to do a lot of character dev, which is why they front-loaded all that onto the 18 other films. Except for Thanos. He gets the most character dev and is arguably the "protagonist" of the movie if you step back and look at the big picture. He came off better than I thought he would. I didn't really want Brolin cast as him (because Brolin was just being cast in so many movies) but he actually did the character proud.
If you haven't seen Homecoming, I recommend it. It's got a more fleshed-out reasonable villain, Peter Parker actually feels like he's in high school, it has some decent laughs, and that Parker/Stark relationship is fully fleshed out there -- Stark's like the kid/playboy suddenly trying to be a father figure (without experience with his own dad) and Parker is responding to him on that level, for good and bad. What you see in Infinity War is building off that, it'll make even more sense after you see it......Spidey and Tony had a lil something resembling character development, but not much else. (Maybe because I never watched Homecoming) Maaaaybe Starlord too.
I think it's just supposed to be "heroic," honestly. I mean, he's like the last guy of his lineage pretty much at this point and one couldn't blame him for taking off or laying down and dying. But nope. He's kind of stubborn and thick-headed and heroic and whatever else.I also had some “action fatique” from the endless “our hero is in peril”! that was probably a bit unnesscary. Eg. Thor making his new weapon. What’s the point of having him hold the iris thing open til near death? So Groot could get some development? Thor has already shown he’s “all-in” multiple times. Or was it to let us know that his axe can heal him? That never means anything to the plot. Or is it just something left over from the comics? (i never read them).
You're such a traditional guy!I'm still looking for a gal to take me to see it
I did pony up to see Ragnarok in the theater. I think it was overhyped. It was my favorite Thor film of the three, easily, but... I'm not sure why it gets ranked so high -- some of the Hela stuff was kinda clumsy. It's fun, at least.Also ragnorok and homecoming. A bit late on those...
I think Mr.Dwarf said it could heal him at some point, but for how did Thor know? Idk maybe The Force told him it would heal him? And how did he know to go to Wakanda? Idk I guess The Force told him that too.Also for Thor.. how on earth did he know where to Bifrost to? (and wasn't he just on the verge of death due to opening the forge..?
Pure speculation, as the movie doesn't say... but Thor basically becomes the All-Father when Odin dies/leaves. (Thor even loses an eye, just like Odin himself gave up an eye in order to acquire wisdom...) So the speculation is that this role he is now playing (the wise All-Father with knowledge, where Odin would send his ravens out to find things out for him) and equipped with a tool to use the Bifrost might also have guided him as to where he was supposed to go.I think Mr.Dwarf said it could heal him at some point, but for how did Thor know? Idk maybe The Force told him it would heal him? And how did he know to go to Wakanda? Idk I guess The Force told him that too.
more food means more life.Movie was the best Avengers movie that's for sure, though the bigger question is: instead of killing half of the universe why not make double the amount of food?