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Ronald Joseph
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Posted: 21 March 2019 at 7:40am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

With all the talk of ENDGAME using the Quantum Realm and time travel, I often think about how beautiful it'd be if Steve Rogers ultimately found himself back in the 1940s, on his way to the date with Peggy Carter he never got to have.

 
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I've had the thought that something along those lines could happen. 
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INFINITY WAR felt absolutely nothing like a DC movie. 


Grim moments? Yes. Made especially so by something the DC movies just can't have: an established, real-time history with these characters.

When Thor talks to "Sweet Rabbit" about how loss and vengeance are great motivators with a chuckle/sob and then quick-wipes tears from his face after saying if he's wrong (about his plan working), "what more could I lose?", it's a great scene, and encapsulates everything we've come to learn about this Thor: noble, strong, a bit of a braggart, possessing a sense of humor, but also a regal countenance, and feeling deeply, having suffered great loss -- on screen. His father, mother, brother, best-friend, his home and half of its people. This is something the DC movies don't, can't, and may never do:  Earn it. 

But also lots of fun (and funny) moments that play to the characters' establlished personalities and history. 


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"Grim moments? Yes. Made especially so by something the
DC movies just can't have: an established, real-time
history with these characters"

This is what was wrong with the last episode of Star
Trek Discovery, we meant to feel sad about a character
we knew virtually nothing about, until the episode in
which she died.
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I agree Bill. I found that episode the weakest of the series as it had not earned any of the emotion it wanted me to feel.

A bit like the difference between Wrath of Khan & Into Darkness. One earned it, one did not. 
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(Hey, I did say "almost felt like"...!)

A year later, INFINITY WAR just isn't that enjoyable to me... it's got spectacle and humor, it's got the major-miracle cast, and yes, it's very much a better film than most of the DC entries, but it's also one of the nastier, more unpleasant MARVEL entries... I remember once noting (and hoping) that CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR was the most grim that the Marvel movies would ever get, but INFINITY WAR beat that one by a mile.

Yes, it's a major part of the story as a whole, I get it, but I much more enjoyed most of the other notable superhero flicks of 2018, like BLACK PANTHER, ANT-MAN & THE WASP, INCREDIBLES 2, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, TEEN TITANS GO! and DEADPOOL 2.  

INFINITY WAR just left me feeling pummeled.  YMMV, as they say...





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A bit like the difference between Wrath of Khan & Into Darkness. One earned it, one did not. 

One earned it. One shat all over the one that earned it. 
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For all the sturm und drang that Infinity War created, I can't help but think that Endgame is going to resolve it all and more. I'm not sure you can get "the feel good film of 2019" out of it, but I expect a lot of good things to come from it.

It is a pretty grim start, but that is just an effect we see from its being a two movie series... rather like a serial. If it were a single movie, we'd still see the conflict and darkness... but we'd also see it turn around in one movie.

I'm confident that Endgame is going to be a great ride, and more than a little fun.

And hey, who knows? Maybe - maybe, I say - it's a way to get Namor, Hercules, and the Fantastic Four into the MCU.
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"Hey guys, you ever see that really old movie, Empire Strikes Back?"
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"Hey guys, you ever see that really old movie, Empire Strikes Back?"

That was Captain America: Civil War. In Avengers: Infinity War, he references ALIENS. 

Either way, both lines made me chuckle.

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Can't speak for everywhere of course, but tickets are on sale for "Endgame" here in Ohio.
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Got mine this morning! Sunday matinee. Cannot. Wait.
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I have been trying for over 2 HOURS!  Theater sites are CRASHING all over the place!

Fandango is a quivering mess!  


Thanos...you PURPLE BASTARD!


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We have a smaller chain that I go to (Marcus Theaters) and I went right through on their website this morning around 8.

I'm going Thursday night. And Friday morning.
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Ticket sites crashed all over the web. 

Whoever had the bright idea to release a new trailer the moment tickets became available should be fired instantly.

Or given a raise.
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Our group got lucky to score our tix this morning, but prior to that I was also having problems with crashes and long queues at AMC and Fandango.  We were fortunate as I'm seeing sellouts all over Los Angeles when I can actually see showtimes and theatre seating.
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Posted: 02 April 2019 at 10:05am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

As with Infinity War, my wife's company has rented a theatre for opening night of End Game. 

We have free tickets (limit of 4) for the whole family.
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Posted: 02 April 2019 at 10:33am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

"Hey guys, you ever see that really old movie, Empire Strikes Back?"

That was Captain America: Civil War. In Avengers: Infinity War, he references ALIENS.

Yeah, got it. What I meant by using Spider-Man's CW quote was in response to remarks that INFINITY WAR was grim, especially how it ended. But EMPIRE ended with Solo betrayed, captured and frozen...and Luke losing a hand and getting some reeeally bad news..and the Empire appearing stronger than ever throughout. 

It was no secret in either case that another movie was gonna wrap things up. JEDI gave our heroes a win, but not without loss. I think ENDGAME will do same. 



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And I was lucky enough to secure 2 tickets smack dab in the center of the theater for a 6:30pm showing on the 25th. 
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Been trying all day to open my AMC app to no avail. 
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Infinity war - I could get tickets a few days before for the midnight screening.

Endgame: 90% tickets already gone and the only ones left are at the edge of the cinema. No way am I going to sit there!

This film is going to be a monster.
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I predict it will end up being the biggest movie ever of all time. 
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Posted: 02 April 2019 at 2:46pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Doug, what new trailer are you talking about?
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Never mind Doug. Found it. 
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Sweet jeebus, the 26th cannot get here quick enough!!!
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