Post by briandomingos on May 7, 2018 9:02:57 GMT -6
OK, so I saw INFINITY WAR yesterday.
I did not like it, overall.
Here's what I liked:
CGI looked good.
Brolin's mo-cap worked surprisingly well.
Thor + "Rabbit"
Cap's first arrival
Thor's appearance with the new weapon
Getting to see Vision die twice
Oyoke's side-eye at Banner
When Proxima Midnight gets iced
Red Skull inclusion
Gamora's death (though it's a coincidence)
Groot making the axe handle
"I am Groot," "I am Steve Rogers"
"I'm gonna get that arm"
Things I did not like:
The empty ponder space
90% of the characters
Tony Stark looking like a billionaire hobo
The entire Stark/Strange interplay
90% of the facial hair
Anytime Ruffalo was on screen
Everyone making the wrong decisions
Cap not doing much
The Vision/Scarlet Witch interaction
The dead space between dialogue and scenes
Peter Dinklage's performance
I found myself bored through a lot of the movie because you spend a lot of the time waiting for something to happen. There is zero drama in it because you either see it coming before the character does (Gamora was the last one to know she was going to get tossed off the cliff) or they undo the death (Mantis, Drax and Tony dying would have been literally shocking but they quickly undo all of them). The "deaths" at the end of the film are not real. We all knew this was Part I of a film. We all have read 100s (1000s) of comics and we know how this works. They will be back. There is no way Marvel is killing off Black Panther, Spider-man and 60% of the remaining Guardians. They all have more movies coming out. It's just the reality of the situation. It's the Movie Business indirectly breaking the 4th Wall but that's how it is. If they had killed off The D-Listers AND Steve AND Tony, it would have been more believable. (It's like in the SOLO trailer before A:IW and there is a scene where Chewbacca is dangling from the vehicle and Han is trying to save him. There is no drama in that - we know Chewbacca lives to be in 6 other movies.) It's not insurmountable - just write a better script.
Matt Baum mentioned that there are "pauses" in the performances for cheering and laughter and jesus christ this is not what i am looking for in my entertainment.