It's tiresome, but not off topic. Been meaning to post my thoughts here on the film for a few days. Saw it last Tuesday. In a nutshell, I thought it was not bad. Didn't seem long even with that huge running time, but I did think Infinity War did a better job in basically every department.
|Posted: 12 May 2019 at 10:10pm | IP Logged | 6
Really enjoyed the contrasting interactions in Infinity War (e.g. Iron Man and Dr Strange; Thor and the Guardians) and the way the story zipped along. Contrast the lengthy intro to this film (which, like the film as whole was, as I said, not bad) with the way Dr Strange appears in the first film to recruit Iron Man and how they and Spidey get pulled into an intergalactic adventure.
As others have mentioned, bit weird to have Captain Marvel feature so little and the character still seems to suffer here, as I thought in her own movie, with being over-powered and under-written.
Masks seem like an outrage to be torn off at the earliest opportunity,. Glad that Cap got to wear his mask towards the end at least for a little bit.
Pissed me off that basic ground rules got broken, prime amongst these that Cap's shield cannot be broken. Personally, I would prefer that only Thor can lift his hammer. That said, could have happily have accepted Cap wielding it in a pinch, but didn't like that Cap seemed to use it just as effectivley as Thor (or even more so) or that Thor chose to bugger off with Stormbreaker and not Mjolnir.
Thor going off with the Guardians felt oddly right and I look forward to seeing further adventures with these.
The end battle with every mofo felt like overkill. They really need to ditch the arachna-legged suit for Spider-Man. Putting Pepper in an Iron Man suit does not work and I wish they hadn't done it.
Hulk was truly poorly served by both Infiinty War and this film.
Chris Hemsworth has a real comedy gift and makes Thor work not matter what curves they throw him, but the character really has not been written with much consistency from film to film. Still funny though, and he still just about pulled it off.
All in all, it creaked more under its weight than Infinity War even with fewer core characters, but ultimately left me feeling positive about the whole kaboodle. And, yes, it was damn sad!