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#233683 27-Apr-2018 16:14
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SPOILERS

As with Star Wars, enough people have seen this movie to be able to discuss, but be warned, it contains spoilers, so don't read any further if you want to enjoy the movie to its max. That is why I've started this separate thread so as not to spoil in the main "what movie did you just see........." thread.



I went on opening day, only because work would have precluded me from seeing it before some 'person' managed to spoil it for me.
I believe it lived up to the hype and as pure entertainment, close to 10/10.
I liked the interplay they achieved with the ego matches of Ironman/Dr Strange and Thor/Starlord.
Nice bits of humour, including the cameo by Peter Dinklage playing a giant dwarf (over played to the max by him).
In discussing it with my sons afterwards, only three main characters were killed during the action (well 4 if you include Vision). All the others in the final sequence, who knows?

But the next part will be intriguing, and with the movie just opening in the US now, it will probably go ballistic.




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  #2003655 27-Apr-2018 16:28
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Saw it last night, it was the first movie I have been to where everyone sat in silence during the end credits. Even once the theatre turned up the lights for exiting most people stayed seated, hardly anyone talking. A few pulled out phones to check if there was an end of credits scene.


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  #2003658 27-Apr-2018 16:35
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i liked the movie, the body count is pretty epic, 

 

the movie theatre atmosphere after the movie/carnage ended - it literally felt like been at a funeral, the girl next to me had tears in her eyes

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2003661 27-Apr-2018 16:35
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Varkk:

 

it was the first movie I have been to where everyone sat in silence during the end credits. Even once the theatre turned up the lights for exiting most people stayed seated, hardly anyone talking. A few pulled 

 

 

 

 

yep exactly this as well,


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  #2003668 27-Apr-2018 16:52
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It's a while since I've been in a movie where the audience let out an audible cheer during the action (Thor appearing via the Bifrost in the middle of the battle).
Just enough heartstrings stuff, Red Witch/Vision, Thanos/Gamora and to a lesser extent Ironman/Pepper (why was Paltrow even in this movie?).
I have a theory that the original Avengers were left standing so that they can sacrifice themselves in part two (Avengers 4) to bring back all the others. As I understand it Hemsworth, Evans and Downey's contracts are only through to Avengers 4. Thereby setting the scene for the next ten years with some 'new' Avengers (Capt Marvel, Dr Strange, Black Panther, etc).
I came out of the theatre feeling a bit down until I realised Disney are not going to kill of the cash machines in GotG, Spiderman, Dr Strange, Black Panther, etc.




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  #2003675 27-Apr-2018 17:08
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Cracked me up when they started to give Starlord a hard time about gaining weight :)


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  #2003681 27-Apr-2018 17:30
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Saw it last night. Was a bit "meh" for me. Production was outstanding, as with any marvel movie. But after recently just re-watching Ragnarok and Black Panther, those were both far better movies IMO.

 

It got about half way through and they were still bringing in more heroes. I just felt like they were literally just stuffing as many in as possible so they could be killed off at the end.

 

I did like that at the end it did seem Thanos was "changing the universe with a snap of his fingers" as he said a million times throughout.

 

As Dingbatt said, the ego battles between Stark/Strange and Thor/Starlord were great. The Thanos/Gamora bit was just all a bit time wasting IMO, get on with the lasers and magic - also am I right in thinking that the Nazi leader from way back in Captain America days is now some "all knowing" guardian of the infinity stone? What's up with that?! How did that happen?!


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  #2003696 27-Apr-2018 18:31
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Yes the 'Red Skull' reveal produced a murmur in the theatre, from MCU fans. I'll have to revisit what happened to him in the Captain America The First Avenger.
I believe the Thanos/ Gamora bit will be important in Avengers 4 when Nebula is included in the picture. Sisterly Bond and all that. And as I understand it, Nebula is the one who wrests the gauntlet from Thanos in the comics.
The midnight sessions will be out in the US now. So will be interesting to see reaction.




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  #2003829 27-Apr-2018 23:25
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chevrolux:

 

also am I right in thinking that the Nazi leader from way back in Captain America days is now some "all knowing" guardian of the infinity stone? What's up with that?! How did that happen?!

 

 

Yep, time is a bit of a loose end in the MCU.  I mean they say Thor is 1500 years old in this film.  Then they say Eitri has just forged the Infinity Gauntlet for Thanos recently.  But the gauntlet is shown in the vault on Asgard in the first Thor film, 10 years back in the MCU, AND then Hela sees the Gauntlet in the vault in Thor Ragnarok and says it's a fake.  Since Thor didn't even know she existed she must have been around more than 1500 years ago in the MCU meaning when exactly did this Gauntlet actually get forged???  

 

There's a lot of disbelief suspension going on here, more so than just the usual comic book movie baseline you have to start from.  


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  #2003946 28-Apr-2018 10:34
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To be honest, I didn't even know it was coming out. This thread is the first I've heard of it.

I'll go if I can but since I'm not likely to be near a cinema for about the next 5 weeks, I'll probably end up seeing it on Netflix unless it's showing on a plane, which it probably won't be yet.





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  #2003952 28-Apr-2018 10:51
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dan:

 

Varkk:

 

it was the first movie I have been to where everyone sat in silence during the end credits. Even once the theatre turned up the lights for exiting most people stayed seated, hardly anyone talking. A few pulled 

 

 

 

 

yep exactly this as well,

 

 

 

 

i watched it on thursday night with my son extreme screen Hoyts hamilton ....yeah it was quiet as when movie ended even a few people sobbing lol

 

we did watch  the scene at the end of the credits ,is that the hint they dont turn the lights on ,cause theres end of credits scene ??

 

 

 

iam going to be pissed it was a alternative reality and and all the heroes come back to life it be just a mockery of being dead 

 

 

 

 





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  #2004059 28-Apr-2018 13:17
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I wonder if Stan Lee survived. You'd expect maybe 50% of the people he's cameoed would have just on the laws of probability.
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  #2004116 28-Apr-2018 14:39
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I appreciate the humour the way they skipped nicely between the various scenes and spent an appropriate amount of time on each of the major plot points.

 

I was happy with the direction Taika Waititi took with the sprinklings of humour and chemistry throughout, it had a similar feel to Thor: Ragnarok to it.

 

Which made it more immersive and really pulled the viewer into the screen.

 

The end was just. what. the. eff. just. happened..??


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  #2004326 28-Apr-2018 23:25
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Varkk:

 

A few pulled out phones to check if there was an end of credits scene.

 

 

I've stopped checking if it's an MCU movie, it's practically guaranteed.\

 

I am very surprised they killed Spider-Man, did somebody let Sony know. It most likely throws out any chance of a cameo in Venom unless it is set before Infinity War.


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Hobchild:

 

Varkk:

 

A few pulled out phones to check if there was an end of credits scene.

 

 

I've stopped checking if it's an MCU movie, it's practically guaranteed.\

 

I am very surprised they killed Spider-Man, did somebody let Sony know. It most likely throws out any chance of a cameo in Venom unless it is set before Infinity War.

 

 

That's the thing - the fact that they killed off so many characters that you know will be in future movies pretty much guarantees they will find a way to reverse everything that Thanos has done.

 

 

 

If they had only killed off the ones which were unimportant or are near the end of their move lifespan (Ironman, Cap America, maybe Hulk, Thor) then we may think otherwise (but still probably think it will end happily ever after - except for Loki)

 

 

 

Plus stupid ironmans morphing suit. Dumb


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  #2004345 29-Apr-2018 01:53
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tehgerbil:

 

I was happy with the direction Taika Waititi took with the sprinklings of humour and chemistry throughout, it had a similar feel to Thor: Ragnarok to it.

 

Taika didn't direct this.


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